Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a medical scare and was forced to depart early from the 9/11 memorial ceremony this afternoon in New York City. Video footage captured what appeared to be Ms.Clinton slightly stumbling while helped into the campaign vehicle. The Clinton campaign officially announced that on Friday that Clinton was diagnosed with a case of pneumonia. Not only has this earned criticism from her opposers, many of whom she recently called “a basket of deplorables” but it also marked a time when many republicans have even mentioned a woman’s health in a long time.
Just a reminder: John McCain was criticized on his campaign tail run for having had skin cancer, while Hillary is being criticized for a case of pneumonia. Hmmm.
Nonetheless Meghan’s tweet started a Twitter firestorm about sexism, and #HillarysHealth became a trending topic. Which brings us to why we’re here–how come republicans only talk about women’s health issues when they’re Hillary’s? Also why is the rhetoric that women are fragile and can’t handle “a man’s job” so rampant in 2016?
People are so quick to hop onto the idea that because she is woman she is physically inferior. It’s 2016, we live in the same age as Beyoncé, and yet people still question women in power. Within the campaign trail or not, it’s time to demand a space to talk about women’s issues in a healthy way (no pun intended).