Are you a male Democrat running for President of the United States? Well, the best thing you can do is withdraw from the race in favor of a woman thus proving you are worth voting for despite the fact you are no longer running.
That is the bizarre logic of Vox's Matthew Yglesias who made this claim on Twitter on Wednesday. Therefore Bernie Sanders would earn the support of Yglesias by dropping out of the race in favor of, say, Elizabeth Warren. At that point he woud qualify for Yglesias' vote despite it becoming absolutely worthless to him since he would not be running.
Here is Yglesias' logic-free tweet making the case for electoral self-deletion by male candidates:
The male candidate worth voting for would be the one who actually stands aside in favor of a woman he thinks would do a great job. https://t.co/J7O4mw5cjD— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 24, 2019
Of course, Yglesias was widely mocked for this suggestion that male candidates conveniently step aside for female candidates. Here is a sampling of the Twitter responses:
Gross. No capable woman wants or needs men to 'stand aside' and let her win.— lizbuddie (@lizbuddie) April 24, 2019
Yeah, a pity Bernie Sanders didn’t step aside in 2016.— Adam Twardowski (@TwardowskiDC) April 24, 2019
Agreed. Also all male journalists should resign in favor of women.— griff wodtke (@wodtke) April 24, 2019
And if Matthew Yglesias were serious about his male feminist shtick he should resign from Vox in order to allow a woman to take his job. We're waiting, Matthew. Live by identity politics, lose your job by identity politics.