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June 9th, 2008
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New Definition for "Subtle"

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Date:June 10th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
The whole "Hillary" thing bugs me. Clearly it's sexism - if not for sexist conventions, we wouldn't be in the position of trying to figure out which person you're talking about when you say "Clinton." And I think it's hugely disrespectful to use a first name for a public figure you don't know. But she embraced that - her bumper stickers said "Hillary."

Anyway, in the quote you give, the natural construction - I think - would be to use full names after the "also" - "He's also Barack Obama" and "She's also Hillary Clinton." Also, is "woman" such a charged term that it can't be used? She's a "white female" of unspecified species?
Date:June 10th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
The reason she embraced Hillary was to appear competent and nice (which the article points out is a problem for women everywhere). But I guess woman is a four letter word these days (unlike bitch).
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