This will probably come as a major shock to you, but Joyce Carol Oates isn’t the only one defending Hillary by crying sexism.

Would you believe that op-ed was written by a UC Berkeley professor?

That’s a rhetorical question, of course. You’d definitely believe it.

OK, before we jump to conclusions and assume that this piece is utter nonsensical garbage, let’s hear Professor Robin Lakoff out:

I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us.

The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere. There is so much of that going around.

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If the candidate were male, there would be no scolding and no “scandal.” Those very ideas would be absurd. Men have a nearly absolute right to freedom of speech. In theory, so do women, but that, as the creationists like to say, is only a theory.

Nope. It’s definitely garbage.

Ha! But seriously. This op-ed is bad and Professor Lakoff should feel bad.

Call us crazy, but isn’t it sexist to argue that Hillary’s in this mess because she’s a woman? And that if you question her integrity, you must yourself be sexist?

But don’t be surprised to see more like it in the days and months — and possibly years — ahead.

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