Meghan McCain says 'temper tantrum' criticisms are sexist: 'Men get to be passionate, intense, and emotional'

Yahoo Lifestyle

Meghan McCain made a passionate defense of retiring speaker of the House Paul Ryan during Wednesday’s episode of The View, and not everyone appreciated it.

Meghan McCain, pictured in 2015, says she’s being treated differently because she’s a woman. (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for W Hollywood)
Meghan McCain, pictured in 2015, says she’s being treated differently because she’s a woman. (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for W Hollywood)

The talk show co-host — who’s also the daughter of Sen. John McCain — said she was “sad” about the departure of Ryan, whom she praised as a “classic conservative.”


Though viewers are free to agree or disagree with McCain’s conservative views, there’s one thing she won’t stand for: being criticized for having a “temper tantrum.”

McCain’s statements about Ryan were met with many tweets accusing her of being “shrill [and] childish” and “obnoxious” in the way she expressed her views.




One tweet in particular caught McCain’s attention:


McCain finally addressed the comments in a strongly worded tweet claiming that she was being treated differently because of her sex. She argued that “men get to go on TV and be passionate, intense, and emotional with their convictions and they are lauded.”


Her tweet generated mixed responses, with some supporters defending her right to speak, while others claimed that male political pundits are also called out for getting overheated during debate.


Is McCain right? Is calling her a “brat” sexist? Weigh in below — and trust that today’s View should be interesting.

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