New Definition for "Subtle" - Mo's Journal
New Definition for "Subtle"|
|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?
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).