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Journalist Points Out Differences Between Hillary Clinton And Mitt Romney—And, Sigh

Journalist Points Out Differences Between Hillary Clinton And Mitt Romney—And, Sigh
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7 months ago

Though the election was over a year ago, people can't stop dragging Hillary Clinton back into the fray. Both her fans and her haters are always ready to jump in and fight it out over what she did wrong, how she's responsible for things happening now, whatever. Just let her live! We have other problems, you know?

But the dust really got kicked up by this video produced by Vanity Fair for being tone-deaf, condescending, and sexist. In it, they suggest she takes up some new hobbies for 2018, like, "Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy, literally anything that will keep you from running again.”

It was met with disfavor, to say the least:

The video is stupid and sexist and unnecessary, in my opinion, even if it's not something you want to get your knickers in a twist about. But Twitter user and organizer Jack Miller tweeted a comparison that came to mind when Vanity Fair suggested Clinton pick up the needles:

Mitt Romney is the same age as Hillary Clinton and he has none of her political accomplishments. They both have a failed presidential campaigns, but no one is suggesting Romney take up knitting or any other hobbies that involve yarn.

People were pretty pissed at the double standard:

I can see why this is all pretty frustrating. But I also think we shouldn't hate so hard on knitting. It's actually very relaxing.

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When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences. 

I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back. 

TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.

I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible. 

Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.

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