On Full Frontal, Monday Night, host Samantha Bee managed to make interviews with various female politicians brilliantly funny — while discussing the profound misogyny they still face even though they’re some of the most important people in the world.
Sharing a collection of Trump and his supporters disparaging virtually everything about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Bee attempted to put “her finger on” what it is about Hillary they really don’t like.
Oh, yes, she’s a woman.
With Trump ad-libbing, “This could only happen at a Trump rally,” over his fans attacking Hillary, Bee had another suggestion.
“No, I think it also happens in snuff films,” Bee remarked.
“To learn more about the downsides of lady leaders,” she continued, “I went to the United Nations to meet with former Secretary of State and fellow nasty woman, Madeleine Albright, where she took me to her super-secret offices,” which turned out be a lavishly furnished ladies room complete with bookshelves, oversized chairs and servants bringing drinks.
Bee posed the big question to Albright: “Does playing into her womanness help Hillary or does reminding people that she’s a woman hurt her chances of winning the election?”
Albright replied, “I think it’s very hard to tell, frankly, why are men afraid of women. I think we’re seen in whatever previous relationship they have had — like the third-grade teacher that told Johnny to be nicer.”
“Or Donald,” she added, in case it wasn’t clear where her barb was aimed.
“When Mr. Trump talks about her voice or her looks, I think he thinks he’s being subtle,” Albright explained, as Bee shared clips of Trump be anything but subtle. “It kind of gives permission to others to, if not say it, think it.”
“Does this pulsing cancer of misogyny go away or does it just embolden people, like the racists during Obama’s presidency?” Bee asked.
Albright suggested Bee speak with other female heads of state for her answer, with Bee complying only to discover that the U.S. doesn’t have a monopoly when it comes to men acting grotesquely around powerful women.
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