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Gloria Steinem Annoys Me January 8, 2008

Posted by AK in Uncategorized.
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Enough to make me post again, anyway.

Women Are Never Front-Runners:

If the lawyer described above had been just as charismatic but named, say, Achola Obama instead of Barack Obama, her goose would have been cooked long ago. Indeed, neither she nor Hillary Clinton could have used Mr. Obama’s public style — or Bill Clinton’s either — without being considered too emotional by Washington pundits….

But what worries me is that he is seen as unifying by his race while she is seen as divisive by her sex.

What worries me is that she is accused of “playing the gender card” when citing the old boys’ club, while he is seen as unifying by citing civil rights confrontations.

1. The last statement is disingenuous – Obama has never played the race card; HRC complains about the difficulty of being a woman in the “all-boys” club all the time.

2. She was the inevitable winner up until  about 3 weeks ago- people just flipped on their woman-hating switch during Iowa? To claim that she has an institutional disadvantage vis-a-vis Obama is ridiculous.

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