Why Have Liberals Been Such Horrendous Hypocrites on Women's Rights?
To ask the question why liberals have been such hypocrites about their treatment of women and about women's rights is not to say that conservatives haven't been. They have. And some of their actions have been pretty bad. But by comparison, GOP hypocrisy in this area has been quite literally dwarfed by the Democrats.
Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are the most recent spiritual fathers of this atrocious behavior. Both extreme sexual predators -- Teddy to the extent of walking away from the corpse of Mary Jo Kopechne and other improprieties, Bill for, well, practically everything from rape to cigars -- they were revered as American heroes for decades by their party with but glancing and forced (in Clinton's case) attention to their abhorrent, often illegal, personal behavior and complete disrespect for and objectification of women.
It's only during the recent deluge of revelations precipitated by the Harvey Weinstein unmasking with seemingly half of Hollywood (almost all of whom are liberals) being accused of myriad forms of sexual assault, gay and straight, not to mention an escalating number of politicians (Franken) and media personalities (Charlie Rose, Glenn Thrush, etc.) under fire, with undoubtedly more to come. that some Democrats are finally facing reality after twenty-five years of near complete prevarication.
What accounts for these decades of liberals and progressives systemically ignoring an epidemic of closet misogyny, ironically often abetted by their female "gal travelers," including, of course, Hillary and her Girl Friday-Saturday-Sunday-and-Monday Huma Abedin (talk about enablers)?
The answer may be simply this. Liberalism does not exist. Not in a real way, anyway. There's no there there anymore. Or not much of a there. All that is left is identity politics.
And the greatest identity group of all is, of course, women.