September 27, 2018
GENDERING OF RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION
Jeffrey Toobin shrewdly observed on MSNBC, “The Women Always Lose.”
Kavanaugh and Lindsay Graham copied Clarence Thomas’s playbook and went ballistic in righteous indignation, and the Democrats were too chickenshit to respond in kind and decry Kavanaugh’s behavior as disqualifying for the Supreme Court.
It would seem that it is still not acceptable for women to indulge in this aggressive rhetoric, mock self-righteous anger, and the gospel according to Roger Stone: “Attack, attack, attack; never defend.” If they do, it will be dismissed, explicitly or implicitly, as “unladylike,” if not over-emotional or hysterical.