Um. This is the person who told Nancy Pelosi to smile more.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders perpetually looks like she smelled something so bad she’s about to cry. And you know why that is? It’s because she has. She’s had to smell and handle and deliver Donald Trump’s sh*t to America for months now.
She of all people should understand why someone wouldn’t be able to muster a grin while the president is talking.
Women — Sarah Huckabee Sanders included — should be able to smile or not smile whenever they want.
And for the record, Nancy Pelosi is perfectly capable of smiling.
Not that it matters. She should be able to grimace her way through every single day if she wants to.
But for the love of all that is sane, how do you fault a woman for not smiling while she’s being forced to sit in a room with a bunch of old white guys who want to legislate her right to her own body away and listen to a man who has sexually assaulted more than a dozen women? Come on.
Obviously, the Internet wasn't having any of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' nonsense.
Telling a woman to “smile more” has become the number one prime example of the casual misogyny that infects our daily lives. Any person who actually respects women and sees them as equal to men would never suggest that a woman smile more. It’s Being a Decent Human Being 101.
And it’s bad enough that men are constantly condescending women by telling them to smile, but for a woman to do that to another woman?
That’s called internalized misogyny, babe, and you’ve got it.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders may think Nancy Pelosi should smile more, but let's think about this for a second.
Nancy Pelosi’s big crime may be that she wasn’t cheery enough for Sarah Huckabee Sanders during Donald Trump’s State of the Union.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ big crime, on the other hand, is normalizing a monster and spreading lies every single day.
Hmm. There seems to be a discrepancy there.