Monday, June 26, 2017

Susan Bordo on the "Perfect Storm" Metaphor for 2016

I found this article by Susan Bordo on Medium and think it is worth sharing.
“Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover” advises another “uppity” woman, Katy Perry, reading my book on the beach
During the past couple of months, Hillary Clinton has come “out of the woods” to deliver several speeches and give three fascinating interviews in which she said what everyone who has paid any attention to post-election revelations should know: her loss in 2016 was not due to any one factor, but an over-determined pile-on that few candidates could have weathered — and that she almost did overcome, even so.
There were the factors that would have hobbled any Democrat: gerrymandering, voter suppression, the deplorable — yes, deplorable — appeal of Donald Trump to white supremacist and rabid nationalist anger, and the mistaken belief among ordinary working people that the man who lived in a golden penthouse was somehow “on their side.”
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