I Hate the Smell of Internalized Misogyny in the Morning

I Hate the Smell of Internalized Misogyny in the Morning April 16, 2015

Male Christian right leaders are not the only ones being rabidly sexist in the wake of Hillary Clinton officially announcing her run for president. A female business owner in Texas is getting some negative attention for saying women shouldn’t be president. Because hormones. And the Bible.

“We’re built differently, we have different hormones,” Go Ape Marketing CEO Cheryl Rios told KTXA-TV. “In the world that we live in, I understand that there’s equal rights and that’s a wonderful thing and I support all of that. I don’t support a woman being president.”

Rios said she has drawn fire after posting on Facebook that if Clinton is elected, she would be “moving to Canada.”

“With the hormones we have there is no way we should be able to start a war,” she wrote. “Yes I run my own business and I love it and I am great at it BUT that is not the same as being the President, that should be left to a man, a good, strong, honorable man.”…

“There’s an old biblical sound reasoning why a woman shouldn’t be President,” she added, though she did not mention any specific passages to support her argument.

This makes me more sad than angry. The combination of ignorance and religion-inspired sexism is just tragic in so many ways.

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