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Along With Being Hatemonger, Steve Bannon Accused of Misogyny and Wife-Beating

What should we make of Stephen Bannon, newly-appointed future-Trump-administration leader? One minute he’s protecting his daughters from the menace that is having to attend school with Jewish classmates, the next, why, it’s like he doesn’t care about the ladies at all!

In the Huffington Post, Melissa Jeltsen reminds that Stephen Bannon, whom Donald Trump chose as “senior counselor and chief strategist to the president,” hasn’t just said insulting things about women, but has also been accused of domestic abuse.

Here’s the point where I’m meant to be expressing outrage, which, sure, but I can’t get quite surprised enough for that. All manner of evil is associated with domestic violence and misogyny. What’s upsetting is that stories like these are so predictable.

Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at bovy@forward.com. Her book, The Perils of “Privilege”, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017.

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