It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…
For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.
Regardless of whether you watch Scandal or not, everyone needs to watch this and see Lisa Kudrow fucking nail her scene exploiting misogyny and sexism.
Maybe there’s more context given in the show, but based solely on this - I cannot help but be bothered by this clip. She comes off as abusing an interviewer (who asked a simple, legitimate question) in order to soap box about sexism. Some of her points may be valid - that he doesn’t address her military career and that he refers to hers as a “Cinderella story” (though that term is also used frequently to describe men’s achievements). And the sexism of her opponent may be just as overt as she claims - again, this is context from the show that is not presented in this clip. Here, though, she seriously weakens her point in claiming that he is being sexist by asking her the question and by thanking her for allowing him into her home. The question was not loaded - when an opponent claims someone is not experienced enough for political office, of course it will be brought up by an interviewer - as an opportunity for the politician to voice their response (which is likely to turn into a reusable soundbite for news programs afterwards). Thanking her about having the interview in her home is merely being polite, not sexist (even if the interview location was not her idea).
Again, this may make more sense within the show. But as a standalone clip, I think that there are much stronger arguments to be made about sexism in American politics.