US Politics

Childish Democrats need to stop pretending that likability is a sexist myth

BY David Waywell   /  22 January 2019

Saturday Night Live, the US comedy show, returned this week after its usual winter break and one of its first targets was Senator Elizabeth Warren. She was played by the endlessly wonderful Kate McKinnon but even her ability to nail characters – Hillary, Jeff Sessions, and most recently, Rudy Giuliani – could do nothing to salvage the sketch. Or perhaps she simply did the job too well. McKinnon has everything needed to play the senator from Massachusetts to perfection so, naturally, her impression came across as insipid and lacking spark. Just like the real Elizabeth Warren…

Now, if you think that sounds sexist, you’re hardly the first.


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