This "sexism" charge has always rubbed me the wrong way when coming from Hillary Clinton, who owes every public office she has attained to the fact that she married a powerful man, especially when it is paired with an effort to depict her as some sort of feminist path-breaker. The reality is that Hillary falls drastically short of being any sort of feminist heroine, and if you want to understand why I think so, I suggest you read this column by Peggy Noonan; Noonan's words so eerily match my thoughts on this subject that it is almost as if she simply channeled my cogitations directly onto paper.
Hillary Clinton has proven herself to be many things - not least of all a total incompetent at managing any project of substance, a compulsive fabulist in the vein of Baron von Munchausen, a shameless panderer willing to promise any crowd anything no matter how nonsensical and impossible, and a race-baiter of a crassness unseen since the salad days of Jesse Helms and George Wallace - but the idea that someone so quick to cry "sexism", despite owing her political life to what used to be called "marrying well", should have her allegations granted credibility, let alone that such a person should be elevated to some sort of pioneer for feminism ... that just takes the cake. Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher are real feminist heroes - or at least they would be in a world in which their politics didn't automatically disqualify them with the Susan Sontag contingent - and Hillary Clinton would only deserve to wear that mantle if "feminism" were redefined to be "a person who climbs the sociopolitical ladder by sleeping with the right powerful man" - and by that definition any number of courtesans, demimondaines and socialites of yesteryear would also qualify. In her corrupt nature and power-hunger, Hillary Clinton bears a far closer resemblance to Eva Peron than she does to Thatcher, Meir, Merkel or any other female leader of principle who attained high office without the benefit of an adulterous powerful husband to hitch a ride with.