He has a tender ego, pouty tweets, needy temperament and obsession with hand sanitizer...I'll be the good feminist and object to pinning these traits on women.
... whereas she is so tough and combat-hardened, she’s known by her staff as “the Warrior.”...A free-swinging asymmetric boxer... is that not masculine?
He can sound belligerent... But he says that in most cases he would rather do the art of the deal than shock and awe....
[Hillary] has long had hawkish tendencies.... But Hillary never expected to meet this mix of dove, hawk and isolationist. She thought she would face Marco Rubio, a more traditional conservative who would out-hawk her. Instead, she’s meeting Trump, who is “a sheep in wolf’s clothing,” as Axelrod put it. Like a free-swinging asymmetric boxer, Trump can keep Hillary off balance by punching from both the left and the right.
[Hillary] loves the gruff, Irish, bearlike demeanor of Jack Keane, a retired four-star general and the resident hawk on Fox News who helped define her views on military issues and is still in touch. As secretary of state, she hit it off with Gen. Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus. And she loved to have a stiff drink with Bob Gates and John McCain. She has a weakness for big, swaggering, rascally he-men.Loving he-men — is that not feminine? There's quite a jam-up of gender stereotypes here. Mostly, Dowd wants to say that Hillary is more of a war hawk than Trump, and it's a problem for her because she'd planned to find herself in the middle militarily. But much of Dowd's column relies on admiration of masculinity, which is used to pump up Hillary's image and to diminish Trump. It is a potentially funny twist to portray Trump as effeminate. His showy masculinity is only a cover for a female psyche — which, I guess, in our new heyday of transgenderism, nontroglodytes are allowed to believe in again.
Like Donald Trump.