Those who threaten violence are bereft of political explanations

Just saw an exchange between two guys who think they’re progressive making jokes about hanging Eva Bartlett. It’s a rendition of the hating on Hillary crap, the kind of stuff political women always face.

Nothing betrays political corruption more than threats of violence, even masked as jokes, & especially against women. Such things express not ardent commitment to justice in Syria but macho & sadistic domination over women who dare disagree with you.

Bartlett has to be addressed for her politics, not her gender. There’s nothing wrong with being female. It’s her Assadism that’s the problem. But of course if you haven’t the insight to evaluate her politically than threatening her is kind of like taking Viagra.