Hillary is (Kinda) Fat Now and I am Here For It
Let’s get this out of the way: I don’t really think the above image shows a fat person. I’m not in the business of body-shaming, and I’m not down with women feeling like they have to go to great lengths — or any lengths — to not be fat, whatever “fat” means these days. But I do think it shows a woman who has decided she has no more fucks to give. Evidence: she is wearing a dress over leggings, the leitmotif of saying fuck it. (You can’t see that here, but go to her Instagram and swipe through, you’ll see). And no one deserves that kind of emancipation more than Hillary.
Let’s get another thing out of the way: I am a rabid Hillary fan, and always will be. Do not tell me that she is some capitalist pig because she took a speaking fee from Goldman Sachs; I happen to believe in capitalism and why shouldn’t the woman make tons of money? Do not tell me she is some sort of Marxist because she wanted all of us to have healthcare. That’s not even Marxism. Do not tell me that she didn’t divorce her husband simply because she is driven by pathological ambition, and not because she loved him. Pathological ambition is a perfectly fine reason to not divorce your husband.
Do not tell me she murdered all the dead men in her life, or that she drinks children’s blood for its life-extending properties. My guess is that if she had murderous powers she would have used them more liberally. And if she were drinking children’s blood to get a youthful glow, she would not be wearing a schmatta over leggings.
I wrote and deleted and then rewrote and re-deleted a paragraph explaining why I am a rabid Hillary fan, listing her many accomplishments. Then I realized I was arguing in my head with the ghosts of the Bernie Bros who used to say that I was “voting with my vagina.” Ah, that old chestnut. It almost seems quaint five years later, now that online harassment of women has gotten so much worse.
So if you’re a Hillary hater, cracking your knuckles and warming up your hands to comment on this story and tell me that I am deluded, save it for someone who might be swayed. I won’t. Instead, I suggest you watch the Hulu documentary about her. You may not end up agreeing with her, but…