Sexist Media Did Not Cost Hillary Rodham Clinton the Democratic Nomination

I am a feminist. I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. If there is anything that I want in this world, it is equality for all (i.e. - feminism = equality.) When I say equality, I mean that every person has the opportunity to become the best person he/she can possibly be. That gender, race, class, and the other human-erected barriers we place on people are eradicated. ...more

I'm also a dyed-in-the-wool feminist who did not vote for Clinton. Throughout the primary ... more

Politics As Usual in the 'Change' Campaign?

Image control is nothing new in politics. Campaigns try and make candidates look more down to earth, more athletic, more like someone you'd have a beer with. They try and make them look less old, less harsh, even less intelligent. This has been the way of political campaigns for as long as I've been voting and it's been the way of the media to eat up each photo op and event and regurgitate it for the world to see. Then came Senator Barack Obama and his constant theme of 'change' and 'hope' and the promise to do things differently. ...more

Great post on a topic I've also been thinking about a lot lately. Unfortunately, the ... more