I have always enjoyed watching Michael Moore because he does background research that eclipses most other journalists.
I watched his documentary about Trump and Clinton last night. I found it struck a chord with me in a way I did not expect. When you hear the background, intelligence, and success Hillary has acheived, In a time when it was not normal for women to be doing such things, it is difficult to understand why people are suspicious of her. It is difficult to understand why Trump has any kind of a chance.
Hillary could wipe the floor with him any day in terms of experience, intellect, diplomacy, nerve. The programme made me wonder, if Hillary was a man, would this be no contest at all?
There is still something in western society that dislikes ambitious women. Women who take the lead, who think outside the box, who are “bossy”. Capable women are fine as long as they stay under the radar and are not obviously ambitious. Be a bookish and intelligent woman, but do this quietly in the background and please don’t make your ambition known as you will be torn down. Torn down as untrustworthy. As irrational, or a ball breaker or cruella de vile. You will be shouted down by a pig ignorant Donald Trump.
Michael Moore pointed out that many years ago, a young Clinton visited Estonian maternity wards due to their excellence in that field. She was looking at what could be learned for the US and learning about universal health care. Probably at this time Trump was sexually assaulting women on a regular basis. He calls women ugly on his rallies. He has been recorded admitting to sexually assaulting women. He is not in your corner ladies.
I hope Amercian people will consider the fact that it is probably instinctive to be suspicious of an ambitious female candidate, it is called social conditioning. Please override this in favour of picking the best person for the job. Don’t vote against yourselves, your sisters, your mothers and your daughters.