It’s going to be weird to see how gendered conspiracy theories deal with Hillary Clinton. It’s a bit harder to claim this one’s the Antichrist.
Okay, but before the misogyny, Donald Trump made a surprisingly accurate allusion to Greek mythology.
There is absolutely such a thing as a fake geek. You can’t be a geek these days without noticing them! Most of them are dudes complaining about casting, though.
Silly Donald! You’re allowed to say as many misogynist things as you like, as long as you don’t say them to a Fox News host… in response to her reminding everyone of all the misogynist things you said.
We like to think of historical people as trapped in the morals of their times, but history is filled with well-researched, articulate debates on the moral harms of slavery or Indian genocide—in societies that decided in favor of them anyway. The fact that we talk a lot about racism or sexism today can’t be taken as evidence that we’re effectively dealing with them.
Say what you like about Trump, there’s a definite appeal to the “All other Republican candidates are losers” part of his platform.
The Lion King is the story of a trickle-down economics proponent succeeding in politics because he looks more presidential.