Cosmopolitan, a magazine best known for tips on giving the best blow jobs, decided to venture into politics... and they did it all wrong. Their piece, called "7 Women Who Could Be Our First Female President," begins:
When Hillary Clinton won the election on Nov. 8, 2016 — and it was certain she was going to win — she would take the stage at New York City's Javits Center, a building made entirely of glass. As she and women across the country celebrated her shattering the highest glass ceiling, confetti designed to look like shards of glass would rain down from the literal glass ceiling. The confetti never fell, of course. Her supporters — especially women — were crushed that she lost. America would not have a woman president yet. But women might not have to wait too much longer. Unlike past elections, where one woman competed in the primaries against a gaggle of men, this time, there’s a slew of eminently qualified women waiting to run. Here are seven women to watch leading up to the 2020 election.
They go on to list seven women who could be President. Here are two major things wrong with their list:
1. Not a man on the list. Haven't you watched the news, Cosmo? Believing that gender is even a thing is so 2016. Your cisnormative list really offends all of the men who could be President but who identify as female and want to be included on your "Women who Could be President" list. Please, as liberal publications such as yours have encouraged us, think beyond the genitals.
2. Not a conservative on the list. I know it's hard to live in a bubble and have any semblance of perspective, but... literally half the nation is conservative. Could you really not find any "eminently qualified women" from the GOP to put on your list, Cosmo? Oh, that's right -- conservative women aren't really women, like conservative blacks aren't really black.
Maybe the mag should stick to lists of the most empowering sexual positions.
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