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Jill Layton
October 17, 2016 12:52 pm

A lot of voters are anti-Donald Trump for numerous reasons. Perhaps they don’t agree with his policies; or they may not think a reality TV star is qualified to be president of the United States; or maybe they don’t like the way he uses derogatory terms to talk about women, or people with disabilities, Muslims, Mexicans, etc. forever.

But if you take everything else out of the equation, chances are, the simple fact that Trump is biologically a man has nothing to do with voters’ distaste for him.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case for Hillary Clinton. One male voter by the name of Carl Unger wrote into the Williamsport Sun-Gazette last week to say he isn’t choosing to criticize her policies or track record — he’s criticizing her uterus. Simply because she has one.

"What if that time of the month comes and she is sick at the same time?"

Ah, so he believes a woman can’t efficiently do her job if she’s on her period. Cute.

Oh, but he’s also angry that “the liberals” think he is sexist just because he brings this up.

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We shouldn’t have to point out that Clinton is almost 69-years-old, and likely doesn’t menstruate anymore. But even if she did, menstruation has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING A SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR A SUCCESSFUL ANYTHING. Implying that a woman’s “time of the month” would in any way have an effect on her competence is completely sexist, and also dangerous.

Women have effectively managed to do their jobs while on their periods since the beginning of womankind, and the mere fact that this guy’s opinion was published for literally anyone to see kind of makes us want to bang our heads against the wall.

Basically, wake us up on November 8th so we can vote but never have to hear anything else like this in the meantime.

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