Who knew America was so sexist?
Just think of all the big feminist issues of our time, which include (but are not limited to) the non-existent gender wage gap, men complimenting women, men sitting with their legs open on the subway, sales tax on tampons existing (costing women tens of dollars over the course of their lifetimes), and even the “oppression” of “society’s” expectations that they shave their armpit hair (no – I’m not making any of these up).
You’d think the fact that such trivial issues are what feminists are championing today, as opposed to the very real issues they championed in another century, would be evidence that we’ve reached gender equality. Well, not to them.
Enter the dumbest comment made thus far, this one coming from Hillary Clinton’s VP pick, Tim Kaine. Did you know that women in Iraq have it better than women in America? Yeah – who knew.
Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said Tuesday that the United States has made it difficult for women to be elected to higher office, and argued that America ranks behind Iraq, Afghanistan and Rwanda in this area.
“It took 144 years before women even got the right to vote in this country,” Kaine said at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C. “What were we thinking when we said equality mattered, but no. One hundred and forty four years. It took us that long to say in 1920, to say women get a right to vote. And now we’re 96 years later and we have just nominated a woman. We know we haven’t had a woman president.
“But in Congress right now, we’re doing the best job we have ever done in women in the federal legislature: 19 percent. That’s the best job we’ve ever done,” he said.
The Virginia senator claimed smaller, less wealthy countries actually put the United States to shame when it comes to electing women to higher office.
“Hold on for this, folks. Nineteen percent ranks the United States 75th in the world, below the global average,” he said.
Hey genius – women have HIGHER voter turnout rates than men. You know what that means? It’s women choosing to elect a disproportionately male legislator.
If women want more female representatives, there is absolutely nothing stopping them from running. I imagine Kaine is only making such a ridiculous comment to try to further capture votes from the “insane feminist” demographic, but still, he must know better.