Hillary-worship and liberal indoctrination won’t make your daughters “woke”

Hillary-worship and liberal indoctrination won’t make your daughters “woke”, by Bethaney Mandel.

A curious thing happened in my Facebook newsfeed after the election. Suddenly, all of my liberal friends had one parenting objective: to raise “woke” children. They viewed the election as a sign of the apocalypse, thought that the country they thought they knew under Barack Obama no longer existed, and fervently believed that they would have to more thoroughly indoctrinate their children in progressivism in order to save it. …

Hillary Clinton was deeply uninspiring at best, and troubling at worst, as the Democratic National Committee’s choice for a candidate. For many Americans, it wasn’t just about Clinton’s private email server, or Benghazi, or her husband’s history with women (and her decision to strip from his targets their credibility and honor), but a troubling pattern of unethical behavior throughout her time in public service. Yes, Donald Trump is a lowlife, but he’s at least open about it. With Hillary Clinton, we had a polished candidate who was unable to elicit even in her own supporters a sense of trust or enthusiasm. …

If progressives wonder why so many women, even those who want to teach their daughters to be strong and capable people, refuse to self-identify as feminist, this is why. Being a strong woman isn’t about being an acolyte of Elizabeth Warren or Hillary Clinton; it’s about voting with our brains, not our gender. A candidate, political party and an ideology has to do more to earn my support and my vote than simply be female.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific