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View Diary: Trumka announces that Elizabeth Warren isn't one of the boys. Now go vote for her. (70 comments)

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  •  Thank you, Mr. Trumka (17+ / 0-)

    The sexism and mysoginy (and racism too) in this state's politics runs deep, unfortunately. I'm so glad Mr. Trumka is calling it out and speaking honestly about it. Here's hoping some folks hear him.

    I was appalled by the sexism directed at EW that I heard at my Democratic nominating caucus this past Spring, where I was chosen as a Warren delegate to the state convention. This problem is not just a Republican or Independent problem, it's a Democratic Party problem too. My hope is that when Elizabeth Warren wins she will -- a la Deval Patrick -- stick a fork in this thing for all future female candidates who would be interested in running statewide.

    "The country we carry in our hearts is waiting." ~ Bruce Springsteen

    by abs0628 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 11:57:09 AM PDT

    •  I was at an event tonight (5+ / 0-)
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      and a major political figure related a story of being told that Warren needed a new hair style by potential voter.  This may be a very blue state, but we're very backward when it comes to women in leadership positions.   If Warren were to win this election, it would be a major breakthrough in Mass.  

    •  MA Not So Progressive (0+ / 0-)

      Sexism is alive and well. My own state is liberal, but we have never had a woman governor. We only sent a woman to the Senate for the first time in 2000. The biggest city in the state has never had a woman as mayor.

      The old boys' network is alive and well among men considered liberal. Women must support women whose politics are close enough to their own. They must take power. Men will not give up power. Men support men all the time. Women need to see that women elected to office will bring a different perspective to office.

      I was disgusted with the misogyny thrown at Hillary Clinton in 2008, but I was not surprised by it. The Democratic Party did nothing to stop it. I really see less and less of a reason to be a Democrat. If things do not change after this election, I am leaving the Democratic Party.

      It should not be lost on the Democratic male establishment that the party cannot win without winning a majority of women. Women should not let the Democratic Party take them for granted.

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