CBC News ran a piece, additional video linked below, on sexism in politics called “The Meaning of Hillary.” Although the show’s premise was to discuss the implications of Clinton’s nomination as the Democratic candidate, it did so by inviting Canada’s female Premiers–Christie Clark (British Colombia), Rachel Notley (Alberta), and Kathleen Wynne (Ontario)–to discuss their own experiences as political leaders who are also women.
All three of them, despite all being Left(ish) leaders, have a common feature in their interfacing with their administrations: Men still engage in sexist microaggressions, despite being subordinate.
It’s a bit like shouting, “I’m not sexist, you cunt!” isn’t it.
The video, for anyone who is curious and has the stomach to pore through the blissfully ironic misogyny in the comments:
Something about authoritarianism must immunize these people from irony.