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    Discrimination against Bernie "bros"?

    Young Women Actually Make Up More of Bernie's Base Than Men Do

    Polling shows the 2020 candidate’s supporters aren’t just “Bernie Bros.”

    By Marie Solis

    Sep 20 2019, 11:00am

    New findings from The Economist show that women under 45 make up a larger share of Bernie Sanders’ base than do men in their same age group, contradicting a popular narrative that says the 2020 Democratic candidate's supporters are overwhelmingly white and male, to the virtual exclusion of other groups.

    This narrative often hinges on the “Bernie Bro,” a term Atlantic writer Robinson Meyer coined during the 2016 election to describe a type of mansplaining internet harasser that some came to see as representative of all Sanders voters. Bernie Bros were a “mob” flooding the Twitter mentions of Hillary Clinton supporters; they were “sexist,” even “enthusiastically” so; and they were loud and aggressive when expressing their uncompromising support for their candidate.

    Polling has continually proven that Sanders’ base is much more diverse than the figure of the Bernie Bro would suggest: An analysis of polling between November 2018 and March 2019 found both that Sanders was more popular among people of color than among white people, and that women supported Sanders just as much as men did, “if not more,” according to Vox. Earlier this month, a Univision Noticias poll found Sanders was the candidate Latino voters favored most after current Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. And The Economist’s latest numbersshow Sanders in the number-two spot behind Biden with Hispanic and Black voters.

    Yet the Bernie Bro concept continues to endure, much to the chagrin of Sanders’ women supporters, who say it ignores a significant portion of the Vermont senator’s base.
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g...-base-than-men

    There are at least as many women, but these women get classified as bros. The supporters get stereotyped as white males. Seems unfair and inaccurate to use this term.

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    As I wrote elsewhere, you almost never hear of "Bernie Sis's". And as Toni replied "I wonder why". Not much to wonder now is there? It's meant to attack him and his supporters as sexist. It's a desperation ploy since he is so empty on actual scandal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don2 (Don1 Revised) View Post
    Young Women Actually Make Up More of Bernie's Base Than Men Do

    Polling shows the 2020 candidate’s supporters aren’t just “Bernie Bros.”

    By Marie Solis

    Sep 20 2019, 11:00am

    New findings from The Economist show that women under 45 make up a larger share of Bernie Sanders’ base than do men in their same age group, contradicting a popular narrative that says the 2020 Democratic candidate's supporters are overwhelmingly white and male, to the virtual exclusion of other groups.

    This narrative often hinges on the “Bernie Bro,” a term Atlantic writer Robinson Meyer coined during the 2016 election to describe a type of mansplaining internet harasser that some came to see as representative of all Sanders voters. Bernie Bros were a “mob” flooding the Twitter mentions of Hillary Clinton supporters; they were “sexist,” even “enthusiastically” so; and they were loud and aggressive when expressing their uncompromising support for their candidate.

    Polling has continually proven that Sanders’ base is much more diverse than the figure of the Bernie Bro would suggest: An analysis of polling between November 2018 and March 2019 found both that Sanders was more popular among people of color than among white people, and that women supported Sanders just as much as men did, “if not more,” according to Vox. Earlier this month, a Univision Noticias poll found Sanders was the candidate Latino voters favored most after current Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. And The Economist’s latest numbersshow Sanders in the number-two spot behind Biden with Hispanic and Black voters.

    Yet the Bernie Bro concept continues to endure, much to the chagrin of Sanders’ women supporters, who say it ignores a significant portion of the Vermont senator’s base.
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g...-base-than-men

    There are at least as many women, but these women get classified as bros. The supporters get stereotyped as white males. Seems unfair and inaccurate to use this term.
    I’d actually be surprised if half or more of Sanders’ supporters are women. All of his supporters that I know IRL are male. All of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    As I wrote elsewhere, you almost never hear of "Bernie Sis's". And as Toni replied "I wonder why". Not much to wonder now is there? It's meant to attack him and his supporters as sexist. It's a desperation ploy since he is so empty on actual scandal.
    Bernie bros doesn’t refer to his supporters. It refers to a particular subset of his s supporters who attack any one who doesn’t express full throated unwavering support and worship of Sanders and visciously attacks other candidates and their supporters. They are mostly male but not entirely so.

    As for why the term? Partially and maybe largely it’s an alliteration. Also because of an insistence of strict adherence to full support with no voiced doubts however small or reasonable. See this definition of ‘bro:’

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro_culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Don2 (Don1 Revised) View Post
    Young Women Actually Make Up More of Bernie's Base Than Men Do

    Polling shows the 2020 candidate’s supporters aren’t just “Bernie Bros.”

    By Marie Solis

    Sep 20 2019, 11:00am

    New findings from The Economist show that women under 45 make up a larger share of Bernie Sanders’ base than do men in their same age group, contradicting a popular narrative that says the 2020 Democratic candidate's supporters are overwhelmingly white and male, to the virtual exclusion of other groups.

    This narrative often hinges on the “Bernie Bro,” a term Atlantic writer Robinson Meyer coined during the 2016 election to describe a type of mansplaining internet harasser that some came to see as representative of all Sanders voters. Bernie Bros were a “mob” flooding the Twitter mentions of Hillary Clinton supporters; they were “sexist,” even “enthusiastically” so; and they were loud and aggressive when expressing their uncompromising support for their candidate.

    Polling has continually proven that Sanders’ base is much more diverse than the figure of the Bernie Bro would suggest: An analysis of polling between November 2018 and March 2019 found both that Sanders was more popular among people of color than among white people, and that women supported Sanders just as much as men did, “if not more,” according to Vox. Earlier this month, a Univision Noticias poll found Sanders was the candidate Latino voters favored most after current Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. And The Economist’s latest numbersshow Sanders in the number-two spot behind Biden with Hispanic and Black voters.

    Yet the Bernie Bro concept continues to endure, much to the chagrin of Sanders’ women supporters, who say it ignores a significant portion of the Vermont senator’s base.
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g...-base-than-men

    There are at least as many women, but these women get classified as bros. The supporters get stereotyped as white males. Seems unfair and inaccurate to use this term.
    I’d actually be surprised if half or more of Sanders’ supporters are women. All of his supporters that I know IRL are male. All of them.
    I know plenty of female Bernie supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    As I wrote elsewhere, you almost never hear of "Bernie Sis's". And as Toni replied "I wonder why". Not much to wonder now is there? It's meant to attack him and his supporters as sexist. It's a desperation ploy since he is so empty on actual scandal.
    Bernie bros doesn’t refer to his supporters. It refers to a particular subset of his s supporters who attack any one who doesn’t express full throated unwavering support and worship of Sanders and visciously attacks other candidates and their supporters. They are mostly male but not entirely so.

    As for why the term? Partially and maybe largely it’s an alliteration. Also because of an insistence of strict adherence to full support with no voiced doubts however small or reasonable. See this definition of ‘bro:’

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro_culture
    That's how I've always taken the term as. And would include females in it too. Anyone overly fanatical about Bernie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don2 (Don1 Revised) View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    I’d actually be surprised if half or more of Sanders’ supporters are women. All of his supporters that I know IRL are male. All of them.
    I know plenty of female Bernie supporters.
    I know a bunch of female Trump supporters, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni
    I’d actually be surprised if half or more of Sanders’ supporters are women. All of his supporters that I know IRL are male. All of them.
    That says something about you, not Bernie. The stats are the stats. And even if the majority of Bernie supporters were men, certainly there would still be plenty of women. And they are ignored when you push the "Bernie Bro" rhetoric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni
    I’d actually be surprised if half or more of Sanders’ supporters are women. All of his supporters that I know IRL are male. All of them.
    That says something about you, not Bernie. The stats are the stats. And even if the majority of Bernie supporters were men, certainly there would still be plenty of women. And they are ignored when you push the "Bernie Bro" rhetoric.
    Stats also had Hillary winning 2016 with a healthy margin.

    Oh,wait: she DID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    As I wrote elsewhere, you almost never hear of "Bernie Sis's". And as Toni replied "I wonder why". Not much to wonder now is there? It's meant to attack him and his supporters as sexist. It's a desperation ploy since he is so empty on actual scandal.
    It is probably simply the allure of alliteration. Nothing sinister about it at all.

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