I”Liberalism is a mental disorder” is a much-used aphorism, but it is daily confirmed by the Left’s meltdown over Hillary Clinton losing the election.
Below are excerpts from a first-person testimonial by Eirene Donohue — a Hollywood screenwriter who calls herself “fighter, mother, lover” and “collector of all things wicked awesome” (whatever that means).
She says she can’t stop crying over Hillary’s loss because, as she puts it, “I am her”. Calling liberalism a mental disorder is an understatement.
From Eirene Donohue, “No You Can’t: Why I’m Still Crying Over Hillary’s Loss,” Medium, Nov. 27, 2016. Words in green between [brackets] are mine:
“I thought I had it together. I thought I was moving on, “getting over it” as the world kept telling me to. She lost, he won. The only thing we can do is keep fighting. We are seeds, we are safety pins, we are stronger together. So I picked myself up from the black hole of despair I had fallen into after Trump won and I got back to the business of life.
I worked on a new script. I took my three-year old daughter to preschool. I drove out to a kids’ consignment sale in the valley. Because the fact that a racist, misogynistic ignorant hatred-spewing demagogue has been elected president doesn’t change the fact that my kid needed a new booster seat and jammies that fit . . . .
I am her. The words flashed through my head. And suddenly, there on the 101 freeway, I was down the hole again. Tears streaming, sobs choking, heart breaking. The realization hitting me. I am Her. [Note the capital H]
And here was the root of my pain. This wasn’t just about the disappointment that my candidate lost. Or the fear of what Trump will do to this country. It felt like my very soul hurt and I realized that it was because of what this election said to me as a woman. It said no.
No, woman, stay in your place. No, woman, you are not good enough. No, woman, no matter what you do, you will not win, you will not be the boss of me.
It crushed a part of my female core to realize that yes, the world at large really does hate women that much. And while there are other reasons to dislike Hilary Clinton and disagree with her policies, misogyny and sexism are the gas that fuels the fire they burned her with.
We are supposed to stay quiet and not ask for much. Stay in our place and say please and thank you and don’t challenge anyone. We must be perfect, ten times more perfect than the man beside us. And then we must wait for them to give us permission to follow their orders.” [Hey, Eirene! Here’s a “quiet” woman who doesn’t “challenge anyone” and doesn’t “ask for much”!]
“I have always been both a strong woman [No, you’re not, if you’re still crying over losing an election that happened weeks ago] and a good girl. I got straight A’s. I was class president. I went to an Ivy League school [where you were woefully mis-educated] and even gave the commencement address, just like Hillary. I sailed through a hurricane off the Cape of Good Hope as the only woman on a crew of eight men. I sold everything I owned and moved across the country [Is that supposed to be a mark of singular courage? LOL] in order to pursue my dream of being a screenwriter. I put my husband through nursing school while raising a daughter who doesn’t believe in sleeping through the night. I dream big dreams. I make hard choices. I don’t give up. Just like Hillary.
And yet every time I walk into a meeting, usually to try and sell a female driven story, I have to sell my “likability” because I know only 26% of creators, writers, directors and producers in TV are women. And every time I walk down the street alone at night I have to hold my phone in my hand, finger ready to dial 911 should that man walking towards me decide that he’d like to converse with me with some “locker room talk.”
Hillary Clinton did everything they told her to do. She smiled, she worked hard, she was polite and caring, she stayed calm. She was not a Bitch, even when she had every right to be. She wore just the right amount of make up, kept every hair in place. She did her best. She did the best. And still.” [Hey, Eirene! For all your Ivy League education, you somehow missed this!]
“. . . Hillary gave me hope. Things were going to be different. For me and my daughter. The broken shards of the glass ceiling would crumble to glitter dust beneath our empowered feet. [Earth to Eirene! Hillary doesn’t give a hoot about you.] We were going to dance together in the fresh air of that open sky, nothing to keep our hands from reaching for the sun. It was an exciting, inspiring time to be a woman. [Geesh, with purply-prose writing like this, no wonder you’re a failed screenwriter.]
But now that hope feels gone . . . . Hillary Clinton stood up for women [Yeah, like she “stood up” for all the women her husband Bill screwed, raped and molested.] and when the world slapped her back down, my cheek felt the sting. I know that there is work to be done, battles to fight, toddlers to raise into Nasty Women. [You mean like Hillary? See “Hillary Clinton is a monster, says Secret Service agents”.] And so I keep driving. But even now as I seek the horizon, the words keep going through my head. I am Her. I am Her. I am Her. And the tears keep falling.”
And the tears keep falling . . . .
Eirene Donohue’s insanity is pervasive, judging by the readers’ comments to her essay. Here’s a sample:
Rebecca Rice: “Right on. I cried this morning as well while having breakfast out with my husband….”
Lorraine Devon Wilke: “I cry at least once a day thinking about our loss of advancement as women, the loss of our children’s safety….”
Sandie Chamberlain: “I am from the United Kingdom and I live in New Zealand….and I am still crying too….”
Erin Oliver: “That is exactly how it feels…how could they reject her..because I am her..” [Note: the two ellipses .. are Erin Oliver’s]
Rose Hook: “…when I read your article I started crying. We ALL were her!”
Tina Stanley: “…Yes, I am her, too.”
Lesley Kluchin: “I am only a year younger than Hillary, and I too have been crying and feeling lost…”
Patty Keller Jeddy: “…I cried at the thought that Americans could choose a complete and utter despicable human being over someone who did not have a penis so she must be evil….” [Psst, Jeddy. It’s not her lack of a penis that makes Hillary evil. It’s this ↓↓↓]
Author Ed Klein said that Hillary too cried so hard on the phone a day after the election that her words were indecipherable. (See “Hillary Clinton was in a drunken rage on Election night”)
But it’s also liberal women like Hillary and Eirene Donohue who insist there are no gender differences, that women are just as strong as men, blah, blah, blah. And yet, by their incessant weeping and whining over Hillary’s defeat, they are behaving just like the traditional stereotype of females being emotionally fragile who cry at the slightest provocation.
I don’t recall conservative women incessantly crying after Obama was twice elected, do you?