TV Club: How To Get Away With Murder confronts mommie dearest

Earlier this week, Louis C.K. gave a strange endorsement of Hillary Clinton, in which he essentially asserted that Clinton should be president because mothers are better than fathers. “A mother’s just got it,” C.K. said on Conan this past Tuesday. “She feeds you and teaches you, she protects you, she takes care of shit.” He doubled-down on that statement, adding that “a great father can give a kid 40 percent of his needs, tops. Tops out at 40 percent. Any mother, just a shitty mother, a not-even-trying mother? Two hundred percent.” According to C.K., mothers are infallible. They’re saintly, intrinsically good, selfless. Even the shitty ones protect their children. C.K.’s words, while intended to support women, belie an insidious form of sexism that holds women to different standards than men. Women are expected to be infallible. They’re expected to be moral examples …

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