Not the headline I wanted to write, but Bruce and Dan would not have approved had I written “Wil Wheaton Is a Mewling P—y boy.”
Anyway, Hillary-supporting feminists have many things wadded and many deposits of silicon-oxide in their nether regions because some of the beta-male Sandernistas have said rude things about Hillary. Thus, Wil Wheaton must apologize and beg the feminists for their forgiveness.
I’m going to acknowledge my privilege right now, before I get into this. Because I’m a middle-aged white dude, I don’t have the same experience in life that … well, pretty much everyone else who isn’t has. I know that the world is set up to make life for people like me as easy as possible (Scalzi’s “lowest difficulty” setting), and even though I try to see from outside of my own limited perspective, I don’t always succeed.
I honestly didn’t know until today that there’s this subset of Sanders supporters who apparently attack Clinton supporters with really awful and shitty misogynistic behavior. I didn’t know that this same group of people apparently goes after non-white supporters, as well. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t have said a thing that could even remotely be mistaken as defending them, because I find people like that despicable, regardless of who they align themselves with politically.
I know that this sounds like “hashtag not all Sanders supporters” but the Sanders supporters and activists I interact with daily don’t support or engage in that behavior. I honestly thought, after seeing “Bernie Bros” thrown around on a daily basis, that it was being used to describe all of us who believe in Senator Sanders’ platform, as opposed to a shitty group of shitty people (who I honestly can’t believe are genuine progressives like the rest of us who want Bernie to get the nomination). Again, I recognize that this lack of awareness is directly tied to my privilege. I don’t want that to be an excuse, but it’s just the truth, and it’s more than a little embarrassing to me.
Doesn’t reading this stuff make you glad you’re not a liberal?