Plenty of sympathy, Hillary, but none for you
Gah. Spare me. I have plenty of sympathy for women who are feeling stressed and are deeply concerned about the country, but the women I have in mind don’t include Senator Crocodile Tears. Rather, I have a mental image of an 18-year-old autistic first-time voter who—like many female teens—imagines that she will someday have a beautiful wedding and a happy marriage and, perhaps, a child somewhat like herself. She may feel enthused, at first, about the historic candidacy of a woman—until she diligently does her research on the candidates and discovers that Sen. Clinton supports the eugenic agenda of Autism Speaks, right down to putting the entire autistic population in the history books. What a way to discover that a democracy, even in the 21st century, cannot be trusted to protect its minority groups—and that certain politicians who claim to care deeply about children and families would have no problem taking part in the extermination of the less popular sorts, if a few votes could be gained by doing so.