‘I’m gonna be pissed’: ‘Feminist’ bro loses it over Julia Pierson resignation

http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/517407135647670272

writes for the Huffington Post and PolicyMic. He is also an ardent feminist — and he takes that very seriously:

Feminism saved my life. It freed me. It allowed me to be myself. It liberated me from the idea of what a man "should" be. HeForShe

(@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

When I say feminism saved my life, I mean that literally. It gave me hope that I wasn&;t restricted to rigid gender norms for men. HeForShe

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Gee, Charles. That&;s all very illuminating, but what we&8217;d really like to hear from you is your take on director &8217;s resignation. Are you up for that?

Hells yes, he is!

If Julia Pierson is the only one to lose her job over the Secret Service scandal, I&039;m gonna be pissed. This strikes me as a sexist solution.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

It is all too common to make woman leaders convenient scapegoats for the failure of an org. I hope that&039;s not the case w/Julia Pierson.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Women are often blamed for their own rapes. It&039;s not a stretch to point out they&039;re also often blamed for the professional failures of men.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Oh, fer cryin&8217; out loud &;

@cmclymer What are you talking about? She didn&039;t do her job.

— Josephine (@notmyname02) October 1, 2014

@notmyname02 I&039;m saying that she shouldn&039;t be the only one to lose her job.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Julia Pierson resigning is justified, but my fear is that she is being used to cover up the failures of the men below her. Not okay.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

We have seen a long history of women leaders taking the fall for the failures of men. Remember Susan Rice, anyone? Explain that to me.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

What&8217;s to explain, exactly? Susan Rice sucked at her job. She didn&8217;t need men to make her look incompetent. She did that all on her own.

I&039;m not asking Julia Pierson not be held responsible, I&039;m asking she be held to the same standard, not a higher one, than her male peers.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Women leaders are consistently held to a higher standard than men. They must be all things to all folks. That&039;s happening here JuliaPierson

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

So a guy could let people breach the door of the White House but because she&039;s a woman? @cmclymer

— Pol (@PointlessPol) October 1, 2014

@PointlessPol No, she should absolutely be held accountable, but I fear she&039;s the ONLY one that will bear responsibility here.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

How wonderful it must be to go through life believing all your accomplishments are solely based on merit and not on having a penis.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Snort! That tweet might be our favorite.

All of TCOT: You need to consider the idea that men, no matter how brilliant/hardworking/talented, benefit from male privilege.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

@cmclymer Maybe, but your inference was that JuliaPierson may have been treated differently because she was a woman.

— ArtistUnplugged (@pinkartgurl59) October 1, 2014

@pinkartgurl59 That&039;s exactly what I mean. We expect women leaders to shoulder more of the blame for problems like these. Absolutely.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

If we could harness the sheer intensity of intellectual dishonesty of Twitter conservatives, our nation&039;s energy problems would be solved.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Dunno &8230; Clymer&8217;s proven himself to be an amazing source of natural gas.

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Update:

Something tells us that Clymer will be the gift that keeps on giving. For a while, anyway:

‘Impotent girly rage’: HuffPo’s Charles Clymer gets his ‘feminist’ wings clipped

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/01/im-gonna-be-pissed-feminist-bro-loses-it-over-julia-pierson-resignation/

‘I’m gonna be pissed’: ‘Feminist’ bro loses it over Julia Pierson resignation was first published to http://agelessspine.com/

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