Hillary Clinton, And Imagery I Didn't Need

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I am not a squeamish person. At all. But, I frankly think that the phrase "attach a paintbrush to her underwear" and the name Hilary Clinton need to be much, much further apart that Robin Givhan placed them in her Sunday article about Hil and feminist performance art. It is, however, a pretty fierce indictment of modern political feminism — as practiced by Hilary — as an ambivalent way to both claim and deny the importance of one's sexuality. The question that, for me, remains is: if it isn't important that she's a woman, if she's just another damn politician, then why the hell do I care? [Washington Post]

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It's stuff like this that makes me think I'm a bad feminist.

In order to win the presidency, a candidate has to play every advantage - even if it's contradictory. But to me this feels real. I don't want people at work to talk only about what I wear and not what I say BUT I also want to think I look cute. I have spent an inordinate amount of my life thinking about whether or not I should have bangs and if skinny jeans will make me look tall. I have to manage my husband on a few issues, like leaving on time, and he has to manage me on some things. It's life and it is trite.

I guess what I'm trying to say is Hillary can't win for losing on this. If she never mentions the personal stuff, like family and hair, she seems inhuman. If she mentions it too much, she's too feminine and fluffy. Presidential candidates are just like us!