Dear Ruth Coniff----Woman to Woman:
I have longed for women to take on leadership roles that move the world toward a place of grace and humanity by standing up for peace, equality and justice.
As such, it is devastating to witness the nomination of Hillary Clinton for president.
This is a horrific moment in history for women. It is a time when we are seeing the glorification of this woman---- Hillary Clinton----promoted for doing whatever it takes to feed the beast of capitalism. And tragically this is being celebrated by many women as an achievement.
She is a hubristic woman----no hint of humility or compassion in her character or her actions. She is leading by embodying the destructive forces of patriarchy: power, greed, ego and subjugation. When she is questioned about her mistakes, she consistently and vehemently blames others.
She and her campaign use the term: “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”.
Where does that term come from?
The term was used in a book (coincidentally written in 1984),The Working Woman Report by Gay Bryant. Later it was used in a 1986 Wall Street Journal article on barriers to women in high corporate positions.
It is significant that the germination of this metaphor("breaking the glass ceiling") came from, in part, the Wall Street Journal and was related to barriers that keep women from securing high corporate positions.
So yes, HRC broke the metaphorical glass ceiling with a sledge hammer built from literal lies, manipulation and intimidation.
This is not a woman. This is a cog in the wheel of the killing machine that is capitalism.
We can look at her as having broken a glass ceiling. But it is a glass ceiling that smashes the way to more corporate control which will ultimately feed the other looming beast that is fascism.
To quote Richard Moser:
“Fighting Fascism with the corporate power seems a doomed project since it is precisely the merger of the corporation and government that sets the conditions for the rise of fascism. That is the historical moment we are in and paradox we face”