Todays events, although horrifying, aren’t surprising. Many of us saw this coming five years ago and tried desperately to elect Hillary Clinton, instead. But unconscious sexism is a real thing. And so, the fact that she gave some speeches to Wall Street, or used a secure email server, or got pneumonia, or whatever was blown way out of proportion while all of Trump’s gigantic character flaws, crimes, and dangers were downplayed, ignored, treated like interesting quirks. Without even being aware that we’re doing it, we hold women and men to very different standards.
And, here we are.
Unconscious sexism has real-world results. Today, we saw some of them quite clearly.