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Jezebel supports bullying Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Controversy recently broke out when left-wing activists followed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) into a bathroom to harass her about her refusal to support the new Democrat infrastructure bill. Jezebel – an allegedly feminist website – had a strong take on the matter with a piece headlined [1]: “Absolutely Bully Kyrsten Sinema Outside Of Her Bathroom Stall.” In the article, the author supports the actions of the protestors and describes any defense of Sinema as “pearl-clutching.”

This is the same Jezebel that, mere months ago, published this article [2]: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s In Therapy for Trauma Related to the Capitol Insurrection.” Considering the fact that no insurrectionists actually entered Ocasio-Cortez’s building and she lied about the details of the incident [3], was it pearl-clutching then or is it pearl-clutching now? Unlike what happened with Ocasio-Cortez, Sinema’s harassers actually broke into the Arizona State University building in which she was teaching a class.  

There is another observation in Jezebel’s Sinema article that speaks to the broader trend of leftist hypocrisy. On the subject of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who’s the only other Democrat senator to oppose the bill, the piece states: “[Sinema and Manchin] have been in lockstep, opposing any modicum of progress since Biden entered office and insisting that means testing [4] and smaller budgets [5] suffice in solving decades-old problems and systemic inequities. But it’s Sinema’s unique brand of amused aloofness that grates in a way that Manchin’s inherent stubbornness does not.” The Left is constantly demanding that women be treated exactly the same as men in every regard, yet they give Manchin a pass here while advocating for the bullying of Sinema. 

When it comes to the treatment of women, the left has been hypocritical for a long time. They champion women like Christine Blasey Ford [6], who accused a Republican of sexual assault despite a lack of evidence while remaining silent when the finger is pointed at Democrats by women like Tara Reade [7] and Lindsay Boylan [8]. Now, the media are no longer simply remaining silent when women dare to think for themselves and stray from the progressive agenda – these women are viewed as an enemy that must be defeated at all costs. And we already know that many on the Left – including some in Congress [9] – support the idea of violence against their political enemies. 

If the roles were reversed in this situation and Sinema had sided with the Democrats on the infrastructure bill, and a group of right-wing activists stalked her into a restroom to berate her, the left would be up in arms about it. As has long been the case: Democrats only care about women when those women are on their side.