During Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, politicians were heavily dressed up and glamorized. They made the typical “politician” victory speeches. However, what caught everyone’s attention was Bernie Sanders. While everyone was sitting around, being professional, Bernie was sitting down-wearing a winter coat and mittens, like a normal person. Due to this, the picture of Sanders went viral and he was trending all over social media. A lot of people found this simple situation adorable and fun.
Apparently, other people found it disturbing. A woman by the name of Ingrid Seyer-Ochi wrote an op-ed to San Francisco Chronicle. She claimed, without any concrete evidence, that Bernie Sanders was exhibiting white male class privilege by wearing his winter attire. Sanders was a member of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s. He’s been an outstanding speaker for women. His campaign gimmick was about helping the poor and the “working class”. Yet, the simple act of Sanders wearing a winter coat and mittens, were enough to label him an enabler of “white male privilege”.
Welcome to the reality we live in where an old white man wearing a coat makes him an enabler of oppression. A reality that paints a white male civil rights activist as a systemic racist who hates women. A guy who doesn’t advocate for hate, being told that his supporters are upholding the biggest forms of hate in American history. This entire article’s premise is completely silly.
Luckily, most people thought that this was silly as well. After posting the tweet on Twitter, it got heavily ratioed and antagonized by Twitter users. It got so much backlash, that San Francisco Chronicle’s Twitter account had to delete their tweet. Today, common sense won over misandry. Though this was the most silly and extreme version of it, so that’s not saying much.
>Follow Up Article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/letterstoeditor/article/Letters-to-the-Editor-Sen-Bernie-Sanders-is-on-15915975.php
>Original Article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/S-F-high-school-students-get-a-lesson-in-subtle-15909700.php
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