If people’s votes matter here in the US then they bear responsibility for the outcomes of those votes. The Democratic party is just as guilty as the Republican. People in Latin America, the Middle East, and other parts of the world, and here in the US, who have experienced the effects of US imperialism and destructive militarism, or who are on the losing side of capitalism, see no meaningful difference between Clinton and Trump. Is Hillary up to the task? Yes, sure. The murderous imperialist task of the status quo, just like the boys who have been running the show thus far. But it is that status quo and its tasks that must be renounced, not glossed over and celebrated because a woman is doing them. The realities of its horrors must not be concealed and construed as some faux ‘feminist’ victory. Feminists don’t pursue policies that impoverish, maim, and kill women and children. The only difference between Hillary and Trump is the packaging, rhetoric, and target audience they need to get in power.
Hillary is no feminist. Her poor judgment, lack of principle, and opportunism are all too evident. She has remained married to a sexist and rapist for decades to secure her own political advancement. Providing him respectable cover and bullying the women he used and abused to silence them. Hillary reps for white, bourgeois women. A highly exclusive form of feminism for privileged women that pretends to speak for all women. But it does not. If that is feminism then I am not a feminist. So Trump called a beauty queen fat. Big freaking deal! It is no secret he is an asshole but how does such name-calling compare to the murder and devastation and rapes and dehumanization of countless women, girls, and children all over the world? Crimes that were the result of policies promulgated during Hillary’s time as First Lady by her husband (they are a team), during her tenure as senator when she voted for the Iraq War, and under her watch as secretary of state. Yes, she was a party to those crimes. It is that very record she references as the experience that makes her fit for the job of president.