Progressive actress Susan Sarandon, who has been spotted at Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, has announced her endorsement for socialist Bernie Sanders and claims she "doesn't vote with her vagina." She also said it's "insulting" to ask women to cast their votes based on their gender.
I never called anyone a ‘vagina voter.’ What I actually said in response to being shamed for supporting a man over a woman: (1/3)— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 17, 2016
“I don’t vote with my vagina. It’s so insulting to women to think that you would follow a candidate JUST because she’s a woman.” (2/3)— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 17, 2016
HRC doesn’t rep my interests, @BernieSanders does. Simple as that. (3/3)— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 17, 2016
A few points.
(1) Sarandon's outrage over being "insulted" by the suggestion women should cast votes with their gender in mind is laughable. During the 2012 election when Mitt Romney was running against President Obama, the Obama campaign (which Sarandon supported over Romney) issued a meme on an official campaign website encouraging women to not only vote for Democrats, but to vote "with their lady parts." I wrote about the incident in my book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About The Left and Their War on Women.
On October 2, 2012, someone thought it would be a good idea to reach ot to women through the official BarackObama.com Tumblr website. How? By posting an e-card showing a woman and the text, "Vote like your lady parts depend on it," wit the subtext commentary, "Because they kinda do."
The message from Team Obama was clear: Don't vote with your brain, ladies, vote with your genitals. It was also a clear picture of how Democrats saw women as voters.
After massive backlash on social media, the image was eventually deleted, but the "voting with lady parts" theme continued in less explicit detail until the end of the election cycle and beyond.
(2) There is a progressive organization called Lady Parts Justice.
(3) If Sarandon is insulted by the assumption she should be voting for Hillary, imagine how conservative women feel when they're lambasted for stepping outside of the liberal political lane.
Liberals can't ignore the fact they've used gender bias and accusations of misogyny for years to win elections just because their current frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, is failing miserably to deliver.