REMEMBER THIS: The Ancient Metaphor that Created Modern Sexism
By Robert S. McElvaine in the Washington Post
Where does sexism come from? Why do evangelicals ignore the president’s serial mistreatment of women? Why does the U.S. Constitution still not guarantee equality for women? Why do women earn less than men? Why didn’t most conservatives care whether the accusations of sexual assault brought against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh were true?
One hint came a few weeks ago, when Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said of the sexual assault charges against Kavanaugh: “We’re going to plow right through it, and do our job.” Though it is a safe assumption that the majority leader was not aware of this metaphor’s long and essential history, he inadvertently alluded to one of the greatest sources of misogyny that has shaped human culture. CLICK FOR MORE