Former First Lady Michelle Obama told an audience this week that, “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.” This follows remarks from Hillary Clinton herself similarly criticizing women who voted against her as being weak.
It is as if these former First Ladies believe no woman could ever choose to oppose a liberal politician if the politician happens to be a woman. And that if a woman decides to be conservative, she doesn’t count as a woman any longer. The hashtag #ShePersisted doesn’t seem to apply when it’s conservative women standing up or liberal women doing the silencing. Unfortunately, this attitude is often widespread on American college campuses.