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Conservatives Respond To Clinton’s Libya Comments With Sexist Attacks

By Annie-Rose Strasser  

"Conservatives Respond To Clinton’s Libya Comments With Sexist Attacks"

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This morning ThinkProgress reported on the sexist tweet by a Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin in response to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s admission of responsibility for the attacks in Libya. Making a reference to Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, Rubin wrote:

But she was not alone in making a gendered assessment of Clinton’s decision to take the blame. Other conservatives joined in, either sexualizing the situation, pointing to Clinton’s physical appearance, or citing the fact that she is a woman as a way of mocking her:

Rush Limbaugh, who has perhaps the longest and most sordid history of sexist claims against powerful women, piled on to the gendered criticism of Hillary Clinton, calling her a “doormat.” Listen:

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