Johnson Lost Because He’s Athletic And Slim

This is a satirical article written for the libertarian website It can also be read here.

In the past months, weeks and days, I’ve read several articles (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) about how the opposition to Hillary Clinton’s campaign was severely marked by sexism. Indeed, it seems like the way women are perceived in society today, there is no way for them to be elected to public office (don’t mention all the already elected female governors, congresswomen, senators or mayors, because disagreeing with this is misogyny!). There are many reasons to sympathise with that idea, but I have singled out an even bigger factor of discrimination in society: being athletic and slim.

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