If Democrats agree with Soros’ sexist comments, they’re in trouble

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By Jill Filipovic,

from CNN,

A year and a half after Donald Trump cruised into the Oval Office, spotlighting the fact that thoroughly unqualified men can still best eminently qualified women on little more than racial and gender resentment, it hasn’t gotten any easier to be a woman in politics. And the problems aren’t just with conservative opponents to more liberal women — they come from progressives, too.

Take George Soros, a man who generously funds progressive causes and by most measures is using his fortune to do good in the world. Still, Soros told The Washington Post he hopes Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York doesn’t get the Democratic nomination for president because she pushed Sen. Al Franken to resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. Taking that stand, Soros said, was done “in order to improve her own chances” of getting ahead in securing the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

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