Miss Piggy isn’t the problem.

Even if Donald Trump did call a former Miss Universe by that name, and there’s no independent corroboration that he did, boorish behavior isn’t sexist; it’s just boorish. What’s sexist is isolating gender from everything else that comprises a woman—intelligence, character, education, experience—and using it as a tool.

The obvious use of said tool is to discriminate against women in the workplace or to prevent them from accessing corridors of power. The less obvious but more pernicious use of said tool is to project an I-am-woman-hear-me-roar solidarity with other women that lasts only as long as the tool is needed. Also known as the Hillary Clinton Two Step.

With a sexist boor, you at least know what time it is. Ignore him, take him to court, or put a bunny in his pot. With a woman who only pretends to be an ally of other women, you have no idea there’s a “Kick Me” sign on your back.

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