So, women have learned that a clean, kid-gloved campaign is what will bring them victory in American politics? Iron my campaign, then?
Sexism has gone underground. Some of us are so used to second-guessing our experiences of it at work (where knowing how much more the guys make than us is grounds for dismissal), in casual conversation (it's tiresome to discuss why the Hillary nutcracker isn't funny),and sometimes at home (repeatedly asking for help in a two-career household is being a shrew)--that when it comes out in its best party dress all made up for high-definition lighting, we don't even know what we're looking at. Of course it's simplistic and just plain wrong to say that Hillary lost because of misogyny. Of course I'm happy that she did as well as she did. But a spade is a spade, even if some of you can't recognize it.
New Port Richey, FL
Jun 28 2008 - 6:00pm