I'm so conflicted over that bitch Hillary Clinton. As a neo-feminist/feminist/whatever the fuck I am these days that allows me to love my vagina and think girls should have lots of sex and be self-confident, you'd think I'd automatically support her just because we have the same ladyparts. But that's not the case. And here's why.
If we're going to get really technical, the true feminist wouldn't support Clinton simply because she's a woman. The true feminist would hold Clinton to the same standards as her male opponents, (and call her Clinton, not Hillary, fyi!) and make political decisions based on her background and goals for the country, not on the basis that she has a vagina. So all of the women out there who are supporting Clinton because they think it's time for a woman president are really setting us all back; if you support Clinton because you think she'd make a better president than Obama or McCain, then so be it. But if you support her simply because you're a woman and you are trying to perpetuate this idea spearheaded by Pelosi that women should be elected simply because they're women, well, then you're kind of the anti-feminist.
And even further than that is the fact that, if Clinton is elected and she does the poor job she will almost certainly do (in my humble opinion, of course), then we won't get to see another female president for a long, long time.
Of course I love the fact that a woman is a primary contender in this election. And I appreciate that women are doing their best to try to snatch (PUN!) the power from their male counterparts. But besides the fact that the Clintons are kind of a dynasty and we Americans should inherently hate dynasties considering this country was founded on anti-dynastical thinking, Clinton just doesn't have the clout in my mind to make it as the first woman president. She is a disappointing contender for this role, too; I don't like her in the same way I don't like McCain. It has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with policy.
So the next time you run into a woman who claims she's voting for Clinton (who, like all those fucking newscasters in medialand, will probably sexistly refer to her as Hillary) because she's supporting the idea of women in power, tell her Jess says she's wrong. And then direct her to this website. Girlfriend could learn a few things from it.
P.S. Thanks to Marshall and Mazi for helping me flesh out these ideas last night.