Clinton Supporters See Sexist Backlash

Campaign unleashes anger, slurs from anti-Hillary men
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2008 8:51 AM CDT
Clinton Supporters See Sexist Backlash
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns at Muncie Central High School in Muncie, Ind., Friday, March 28, 2008.    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Many women who support Hillary Clinton—and even some who don't—find that the New York senator's bid for president has unleashed unsettling sexist hostility in the workplace and elsewhere, the Wall Street Journal reports. A woman shouted at by a stranger for her Hillary bumper sticker says the "level of venom" always takes her by surprise.

From the 38,000-member Facebook group "Hillary Clinton Stop Running for President and Make Me a Sandwich" to the Pittsburgh law office where male lawyers voice the consensus that women are "too emotional" to be president, the tone of attacks prompts even Obama supporters to ask: "Why is it OK to say such horrible things about a woman?" (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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