‘I’m gonna be pissed’: ‘Feminist’ bro loses it over Julia Pierson resignation


Charles Clymer writes for the Huffington Post and PolicyMic. He is also an ardent feminist — and he takes that very seriously:

Feminism saved my life. It freed me. It allowed me to be myself. It liberated me from the idea of what a man "should" be. #HeForShe

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

When I say feminism saved my life, I mean that literally. It gave me hope that I wasn't restricted to rigid gender norms for men. #HeForShe

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Gee, Charles. That’s all very illuminating, but what we’d really like to hear from you is your take on Secret Service director Julia Pierson’s resignation. Are you up for that?

Hells yes, he is!

If Julia Pierson is the only one to lose her job over the Secret Service scandal, I'm gonna be pissed. This strikes me as a sexist solution.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

It is all too common to make woman leaders convenient scapegoats for the failure of an org. I hope that's not the case w/Julia Pierson.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Women are often blamed for their own rapes. It's not a stretch to point out they're also often blamed for the professional failures of men.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Oh, fer cryin’ out loud …

@cmclymer What are you talking about? She didn't do her job.

— Josephine (@notmyname02) October 1, 2014

@notmyname02 I'm saying that she shouldn't be the only one to lose her job.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Julia Pierson resigning is justified, but my fear is that she is being used to cover up the failures of the men below her. Not okay.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

We have seen a long history of women leaders taking the fall for the failures of men. Remember Susan Rice, anyone? Explain that to me.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

What’s to explain, exactly? Susan Rice sucked at her job. She didn’t need men to make her look incompetent. She did that all on her own.

I'm not asking Julia Pierson not be held responsible, I'm asking she be held to the same standard, not a higher one, than her male peers.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Women leaders are consistently held to a higher standard than men. They must be all things to all folks. That's happening here #JuliaPierson

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

So a guy could let people breach the door of the White House but because she's a woman? @cmclymer

— Pol (@PointlessPol) October 1, 2014

@PointlessPol No, she should absolutely be held accountable, but I fear she's the ONLY one that will bear responsibility here.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

How wonderful it must be to go through life believing all your accomplishments are solely based on merit and not on having a penis.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Snort! That tweet might be our favorite.

All of #TCOT: You need to consider the idea that men, no matter how brilliant/hardworking/talented, benefit from male privilege.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

@cmclymer Maybe, but your inference was that #JuliaPierson may have been treated differently because she was a woman.

— ArtistUnplugged (@pinkartgurl59) October 1, 2014

@pinkartgurl59 That's exactly what I mean. We expect women leaders to shoulder more of the blame for problems like these. Absolutely.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

If we could harness the sheer intensity of intellectual dishonesty of Twitter conservatives, our nation's energy problems would be solved.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Dunno … Clymer’s proven himself to be an amazing source of natural gas.



Something tells us that Clymer will be the gift that keeps on giving. For a while, anyway:

‘Impotent girly rage’: HuffPo’s Charles Clymer gets his ‘feminist’ wings clipped

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/01/im-gonna-be-pissed-feminist-bro-loses-it-over-julia-pierson-resignation/

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