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“Man up?” Really?

28 May

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who one presumes has speech writers, suggests that Edward Snowden should “man up.”

“The bottom line is this is a man who has betrayed his country, who is sitting in Russia, an authoritarian country where he has taken refuge. He should man up and come back to the United States. If he has a complaint about what’s wrong with American surveillance, come back here and stand in our system of justice and make his case,” Mr Kerry said in an interview on CBS This Morning

There is nothing inherently noble or brave about having one Y chromosome and two testicles.

I doubt Kerry would have suggested that Snowden act like a “good white man” and return to the U.S., so can we please leave “man up” in the sexist dustbin?

 

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