Sunday, June 08, 2008

If Sex is a Weapon...

Here's an interesting article I read this morning:

HILLARY CLINTON REVEALS A DIFFERENT SIDE IN SPEECH
Analysis: Clinton loosens up — finally

WASHINGTON - This one's for the girls.

That was Hillary Rodham Clinton's message Saturday as she ended her presidential bid — a final, full-throated acknowledgment of what her pioneering quest had meant to women.

It was a moving, genuine and unexpected moment for Clinton, who spent most of her campaign playing down her gender as a way to reassure voters who might have trouble imagining a female commander in chief...

You can stop right there. A different side? Playing down her gender? If you don't think Hillary Clinton was exploiting her gender as a political tool every chance she got...Congratulations, you officially weren't paying attention. See below:

For months, Hillary has been trying to emasculate Obama with the sort of words and themes she has chosen, stirring up feminist anger by promoting the idea that the men were unfairly taking it away from the women, and covering up her own campaign mistakes with cries of sexism.

--Maureen Dowd, "Feminist"

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