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Woman publicly humiliated once again

Of course this is no news: if a film lacks the ritual humilation of the heroine, that means there is no important woman character. From Austen's Elizabeth Bennet and Emma Woodhouse to Hillary Clinton countless times. How many times must she undergo a gruelling interrogation, expensive, confronted by hostile men, who are all the more grated upon because as the latest humiliator said, there are "no reasonable man" would go to court with this.

I continue to fulfill my promise to present photographs of Hillary Clinton which lead me sympathize with her: I love this photo. her stance is of someone enduring this but her instinctive lines on her face tell us of other painful hard impulses to control.

Hillary Clinton this past Saturday enduring another three hours

Millions spent to find something to blame her for in Benghazi, thousands and thousands over her use of servers, emails, internet correspondences, her very Blackberries have been gathered and rigorously scrutinized. This morning the Washington Post said how "extraordinary" was Corney's behavior for coming out to make a 15 minute speech excoriating her. So too last night Judy Woodruff on PBS.

Usually when there is no case, that's the end of it. The fool Ruth Marcus on the Post's opinion page congratulated him for "clearing the air."  What? He spewed out lines and lines for Republicans and those who cannot stand the thought of a woman in power as ammunition.

Bad judgement I hear that putative husband say.

Will they never tire of this? not until she goes away, broken. She's not.

The photo: she's looking down. For a moment resting her eyes. The cell phone her barrier. It's the ununsual lack of a hair style that touches me. Would that she pulled her hair back like that more often.

Update, 7//2016: It does worry me this morning that Repubilcans will use this to defeat her and put Donald Trump into the presidency. They don't care that he is in fact corrupt, fraudulent, ought to be indicted for his fake university schemes; all they care is do they individually get into office and they put in place problems to further immiserate the vast majority of Americans and enrichen themselves and their friends. Comey is being gruelled today as to why he didn't indict her. The Post today had a column by someone saying Comey's speech was an egregious abuse of power. When you chose not to indict someone you do not come out and excoriate them. He did it because she's a woman: forsooth women are not to be trusted with "serious things of the world." Thank you to Mike Powe for "Hillary's Problem." As I say in one of my replies below, I feel she was also trying to protect her private ilfe (her daughter is part of that).

Miss Drake


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Jul. 6th, 2016 01:41 pm (UTC)
Gruesome treatment
Judy Shoaf: "That is a good picture. I find it gruesomely fascinating how much people hate her, while I always liked her very much and admired her."

Me: People have also attacked her and her husband's foundation and found nothing; it does a good deal of good. Every rock in their garden has been turned over several times.

By this time had she or he done anything wrong, indictable, we would know it.

Edited at 2016-07-06 01:42 pm (UTC)
Jul. 6th, 2016 01:54 pm (UTC)
Ann E. MIchael:

"I have admired the way she consistently butted the glass ceiling and succeeded, always having to prove herself in ways men would not have had to do; always grilled and questioned (and then: no evidence of wrongdoing beyond what lawyers and businessmen and politicians do daily); not necessarily 'likable' but persistent and keeping the interests of women close to her heart and to her advocacy; and a quiet philanthropist. She has given up a great deal to attain what she has attained--I'll warrant, more than any man in her circumstances. Maybe this is me using the 'woman card.' If so, I think I'll re-name it the 'sexism card.'"

Me: I don't accept this policing of us into silence on the source of these persistent attacks. The paradigm is familiar, and everywhere: from films to books, to real life. Those who sneer at the "woman card" are those who want to attack her (and us) freely. It reminds me of those who will have no gun control: they are "tired" of hearing these solutions as if repeating them made them any less true.

Edited at 2016-07-06 01:56 pm (UTC)
Jul. 6th, 2016 01:55 pm (UTC)
P.S. The photos in the Post
The Post knows what these sorts of photos are. They appear consistently in the second or third sections of the paper (local, style" once woman's section). Front page somewhere.

Jul. 6th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
Admiring Hillary
Catherine C: "I like and have liked Hillary Clinton. She was my Senator and she did a great job. She hired wonderful staff people. I always got excellent help from her local office. Hillary Clinton has withstood more abuse and harassment than any other politician, man or woman. And it's gone on for years. The hatred against Hillary Clinton is irrational. Hillary haters would burn her at the stake if they could. Enough! I'm with Hillary!

As Senator, she was a "good mother" to constituents who needed her help. She hires excellent staff. So, once she has power and she acts like a nurturer/protector then she's OK. That's my interpretation of the data."

Jul. 6th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
Jill S: "I was once in the Hate Hillary crowd, but after she became senator my New Yorker friends loved her, and they are a notoriously hard-to-please crowd.

Last year the Pew Research Center published a timeline of HRC's favorability ratings. It's instructive. When she was going after power, her ratings plummeted. After she got the position she had gone after, when she was actually exercising this power, her ratings became very good. Again and again it has happened. http://www.people-press.org/.../hillary-clinton-approval.../

Edited at 2016-07-06 07:40 pm (UTC)
Jul. 8th, 2016 12:07 am (UTC)
Hillary Clinton knows it won't end. She is a warrior.
Jul. 8th, 2016 12:08 am (UTC)
Hillary Clinton knows it won't end. She is a warrior.
Jul. 6th, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
Emails different
Bryan; "I agree on Benghazi, but not the email debacle. She and her team made mistakes from the start, and handled it badly ever since."
Jul. 7th, 2016 11:37 am (UTC)
:Email debacle
I won't be able to persuade you, but I just don't think it's important. I find the whole tremendous fuss about secresy and security overdone and absurd: most information is half-subjective and not well understood; any science may be discovered by other people. If I had the choice of budget, I'd shut down all spy agencies or they'd be kept very small. It's argued that much that is classified need not be. I think an instinct as a woman made Clinton want to keep her email private lest things about her private life and thought come out, and she is so guarded because as a woman she'd be attacked (and she cannot foresee from where) for anything at all transgressive (sexually) or showing her personal vulnerabilities. When she first began campaigning on her own in NY State she used to take her mother with her -- lest she be seen as sexually suspect I thought. I remember her first hair style at the time was a ponytail. I'm not sure I've made a sensible out but these are my thoughts.

Edited at 2016-07-07 11:37 am (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2016 03:03 am (UTC)
They want to have it both ways
Mike: "Yes, one should recognize poppycock when it appears. This "controversy" was ginned up by the professional Hillary Haters. They want to have it both ways -- she's "extremely careless" and "secretive, controlling, and manipulative" at the same time! Damn! The whole issue of control over State Department documents turns out to have an interesting history. Some secretaries have had what they perceived to be a vested interest in their own documents. I've read several books about Clinton and only God knows how many news, magazine, and blog articles about her. I don't believe for one minute that she was "careless" in anything. She was following in the path of predecessors, who kept control of their documents for their own purposes. I don't have a particular problem with that. I regret that she didn't handle the situation better than she did. She's the most competent and experienced candidate for President we've had in decades. The Republicans are scared shitless of her. As they should be."
Jul. 7th, 2016 11:38 am (UTC)
The world will just keep on doing this
Diane: "Ellen, I hope she's accepted that this will never end. It never will. As long as she won't go quietly, they will continue to humiliate her and feel good about it."
Jul. 7th, 2016 12:29 pm (UTC)
Govt classifies everything: Hillary's problem
Jul. 7th, 2016 12:34 pm (UTC)
Politically motivated hatchet job
What man would put up with this. I haven't much time for her, just a less worse option, but she certainly didn't deserve this. It seems like a politically motivated hatchet job to me.

Jul. 7th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
disgusting, disgraceful sideshow
The can't defeat Hillary Clinton. We have to maintain our focus. This is a disgusting, disgraceful side show to divert energy and depress morale. The Republicans have given up on Trump. All they can do is try to hold on to congress and harass and people who oppose them.

They will never tire of it. But remember, the Republicans are desperate to defeat Hillary Clinton. Desperate. Don't let this beat you down. This is all part of psychological warfare to divert energy from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
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