Tag Archive | "sexism"

What’s Worse — When the Media Mock Political Women or Ignore Them?

Friday, August 13, 2010

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The media love to mock women in the political world by using sexist terms that demean us and make us out to be something not worthy of serious consideration.   We saw that time and time again during the 2008 presidential …

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Is Sarah Palin Creating Her Own Sexism?

Friday, November 20, 2009

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My gut reaction when I saw the cover of Newsweek with Sarah Palin in her tight runner’s shorts, coyly posed in that former beauty queen stance, I was ready to throw something heavy at editor-in-chief Jon Meachem. Looking at the …

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Letterman vs. Palin — More Media Sexism or Just Tasteless Humor?

Friday, June 19, 2009

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I’m not the only one who thinks that David Letterman owes us all an apology. But it seems like there are only a few of us. It’s probably no secret to some of you that one of my hot …

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Sonia Sotomayor and the Code of Sexism

Friday, May 29, 2009

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Testy. Difficult. Nasty. Sharp-tongued. Those are just a few of the words being used by Republicans and the media to describe Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. If they ring a bell, they should — it hasn’t been long since …

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If Helen Thomas is a Witch, What Does That Make Bill O’Reilly?

Friday, February 13, 2009

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It’s always easy to tell when you’ve hit a nerve with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly because he loses that condescending laugh of his and goes on the uber-attack. It’s clear that he’s currently on the feminist warpath after being called …

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Sarah Palin, Say Hello to Campbell Brown!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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I’ve never been a big fan of Campbell Brown, but she has been proving her journalism chops at CNN in recent weeks. First, there was the interview with John McCain’s spokesperson where she wouldn’t back down on trying to get …

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Hillary Clinton — Crafting a New Political Role

Friday, August 8, 2008

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While everyone else is talking about Barack Obama and VP roulette, I’m going to talk about Hillary! (You’re SO surprised, right?) Hillary Clinton is poking her toe back into the political waters, now that she’s taken sometime off to get …

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Hillary Clinton and Sexism 101

Monday, June 16, 2008

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The media is very interested in examining their own role in the demise of the Hillary Clinton campaign, as well as pundits who have gotten their predictions wrong time and time again. It’s probably safe to say that bad predictions …

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Sexism. It’s Not Just About Hillary Anymore

Friday, May 23, 2008

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When someone calls Hillary Clinton a bitch, it’s not just about her. It’s about me and my fellow MOMocrats and my sister. It’s about my mother and my aunts and my daughter. It’s about mothers and friends and women …

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Our Daughters are Paying Attention

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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Stern. Witchy. The ‘b’ word that rhymes with witchy. Shrill. Scolding. I suspect that few of us would allow our husbands to use those words to describe us (even if they are thinking them on occasion) when they are in …

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Is Everyone Playing Fair?

Monday, November 5, 2007

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For a second-grader, PunditGirl is pretty tuned in to when others are getting picked on unfairly. I guess that’s the upside to all the time spent on the playground at school “dealing” with the boys. As you might guess, PunditGirl …

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