Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Chris Christie's Sexist Intro
Republican candidate Chris Christie made a shockingly sexist comment regarding a recent LA school closing. Christie attempted to use the rhetoric appeal of pathos, to tug the heart strings of the American people. He began by saying he pities the innocent children who will return to school tomorrow riddled with anxiety, wondering if they are even safe in their own schools. Then Christie goes on to say, "think about the mothers who will take their children to the bus stop wondering whether their children will arrive back on that bus safe and sound." Which is followed by, "think about the fathers of Las Angeles who tomorrow will head off to work and wonder about the safety of their wives and their children." Christie's stereotype that all mothers stay home and tend to the house all day long while men go to work as the sole provider of the family is absurdly false. The blatant sexism in his statement seems to go unnoticed by the crowd, as he received an applause immediately afterwards.