Title: Here's One for the Girls.
A good way to end a blog day filled with debate over sexism.
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I was sorry to see my question put to you last night deleted, Jeralyn; it was mean in all sincerity.
I did see your comment earlier today, and I was struck by your assertion that "there was [a] meeting--literally, a meeting, in which the chiefs of the campaign team sat around and came up with this plan." But you seem not to actually know that there was a meeting. Do you have proof of any such thing? I really haven't heard anything quite like that before. And if you have no proof of that happening, then it's hard to use it in your argument.
Sorry didnt mean to ruin your happy yay Hillary thread. Even though it enforces every bad stereotype that exists about your candidate ("This ones for the girls").
I guess that makes me weak?
No, it makes me proud that unlike me, little girls will no longer be limited to hearing only the message, "You can't do that because you're a girl."
Forget your dreams and aspirations and limit your horizons and expectations because while you might be smart, ambitious, courageous, talented and hardworking, you were born female and that means you'll never be good enough no matter what you do. Heck of a thing to tell any child.
They'll still run into it, but it won't be universal. Thanks, Hillary.
Seriously, can someone please tell me what exactly in Senator Obama's quote was sexist? Was it the "feeling down" phrase? Do men never feel down? Down emotionally, down in energy, down in polls? Obama's team should call this bluff. If Obama's quote was blatantly sexist why doesn't Hillary's campaign run with it and put it all over TV in the remaining states? They won't do that because they know there wasn't really anything sexist about it.
It is irresponsible of BTD to write such a baseless accusation (in the 16Feb "These Kinds of Sexist Remarks Are Not What I am Looking For" article). This is typical mudslinging: if it doesn't stick, who cares, no one will remember; but if it does stick, then you help your favored candidate. This particular accusation falls into the no one will remember category. Even if it fails, BTD should be ashamed of stooping to that level. Failing an outright apology, BTD should give more explanation why the serious charge of sexism is warranted here.
This blog has taken on a vaguely depressing feel. People are grasping at straws, throwing bombs, and making stuff up. There is a lot of intellectual dishonesty here. I hope it passes after we have a nominee.
For some reason, whenever I think about the 'girls' I think about my Mom and all she's seen, fought for, won and lost. So I shed a tear thinking about all of that.
So I sat down with my daughter today and showed it to her -- plus the lovely Alicia Keys "Superwoman" video on Clinton (and on youtube, too). And then we got out our calendars to figure out when we're free to vote Tuesday -- we're going together, so that someday, she can tell her daughters that we did so.
May my granddaughters not think it so unusual for a woman to run for president. Their late great-grandmother worked hard for this day, and we owe it to her generation and many, many more before them.