If you have any doubts about the sexist, misogynist treatment of Hillary by the mainstream media, watch this clip compilation of a gaggle of “news” show moderators, pundits, and commentators.
It pains my heart that, after watching the same thing I watched, some YouTube commenters are just as far away from realization as before they viewed it. They’re blind to their unconscious misogyny.
Which points to something I’ve been wondering about lately regarding our capacity for clearly seeing and evaluating the candidates: The way in which each person in this country and worldwide views the candidates is based on many filters. Our filters are based in who we are, our circumstances, the life we’ve lived, influences we’ve had and still have. People are passionate about this election, thank God! But can you really convince anyone to have a clear mind, to wake up, and be free of their prejudices–sexism, racism, or any -ism–if they remain unconscious of them? Isn’t that the challenge, the whole challenge of living, of human nature?
Boy, this feels pretty pessimistic for me. What is the best way to challenge blind assumptions? Time to push away from the computer and take a walk into Spring. I think that’s the optimal state to begin having that internal and external exploration and conversation. Do you? Time to meditate. Take a breath. The sun’s out. Inhale. Ahhh. Exhale. Ahhh.