Peter Daou, a veteran of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and the Clinton Global Initiative, and co-founder of this current campaign season’s ‘independent’ pro-Clinton #HillaryMen group, complained on Tuesday to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey about a hashtag being used to mock Hillary Clinton’s current presidential run. Daou tweeted to Dorsey at his @jack handle that the hashtag “#WordsThatDontDescribeHillary” is ‘a platform for pure misogyny”.

“Dear @Twitter and @jack – please know that you’re providing a platform for pure misogyny with this hashtag: #WordsThatDontDescribeHillary”

A review of Dorsey’s timeline shows no response to Daou.

The about page for #HillaryMen describes Daou’s ties to the Clintons.

#HillaryMen are fathers, brothers, husbands and sons working to elect Hillary Clinton as America’s first woman president.

Peter Daou and Tom Watson founded #HillaryMen to provide actionable analysis of the 2016 campaign focusing on the gender barrier in U.S. politics. Peter is a former senior digital adviser to Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a veteran of two presidential campaigns (Kerry ’04 and Clinton ’08). Tom is an author and Columbia University lecturer who advises companies and non-profits on social activism.

The #HillaryMen project is unaffiliated with Hillary for America. We encourage fact based advocacy and do not condone personal attacks against Hillary’s political opponents or the media. [A note on designation: we use Secretary Clinton’s first name in posts and emails following the example of her campaign.]

Daou was almost universally panned. This reply by a Bernie Sanders supporter is typical.

“@peterdaou also, as a woman, you’re doing us a massive disservice by referring to any kind of resistance to Hillary as misogyny. Just stop.”

A review of the top comments with the hashtag #WordsThatDontDescribeHillary Tuesday evening shows that most of the comments call into question Clinton’s honesty and character.


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