Friday, June 6, 2008

Sexism Sells -- But We're Not Buying It

This montage of clips gathered by the Women's Media Center illustrates the kinds of gender stereotyping that still prevail in the US. It's interesting to view this video just as Hillary Clinton relinquishes her presidential aspirations for the 2008 election. Many younger women believe that the problem was not Hillary's gender and latent sexismm but her own dubious character and overreaching ambition. Sisters from the 1970s are not so sure. Obama's "sweeties" seemed to stick in their collective craw. According to these wrinkled sex warriors, post-millennial Misogyny is Alive and Well.

Judith Warner examines the zeitgeist in which Hillary floundered and “Sex” is now flourishing in her New York Times column, "Domestic Disturbances". Click on

But the question of the hour is--will racism defeat the charismatic Barack Obama in a secret ballot?

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