Sunday, March 12, 2017

Liberals discover the limits of Clinton's likeability

By (@emilyjashinsky) 3/10/17

The Trump era has produced a surplus of provocative and irresistible questions about American life for the chattering class to clamor over. The latest came in the form of an NYU experiment that used actors to recreate presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exactly as they happened, with one adjustment - their genders were swapped. The intention, as explained by one NYU professor, was to confirm the "liberal assumption" that "no one would have accepted Trump's behavior from a woman, and that the male Clinton would seem like the much stronger candidate."............An NYU experiment used actors to recreate presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exactly as they happened, with one adjustment - their genders were swapped. Everyone was surprised by the result...........

Sommers, an expert in gender and feminism who did not support Trump, assessed the results by explaining, "Mr. Trump — whatever his failings — spoke his mind. He was spontaneous, uncensored and funny. Tom Wolfe called him a 'lovable megalomaniac.' Ms. Clinton came off as scripted, focus-grouped, and supercilious.

"That's hard to love — in either sex," Sommers concluded.....To Read More.....

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