Boondoggle

One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Feminism and poorly placed ads

In an op-ed in last Sunday’s Los Angeles Times, Vivian Gornick recaps the sexism that helped bring about Hillary Clinton’s defeat and Sarah Palin’s rise.  On Clinton, Gornick writes that “she was routinely characterized as strident and aggressive; criticized on her hair, her clothing, her figure.”  Palin, she laments, “was chosen, with an ugly wink at the country, because she was a sexy, cheerleading fundamentalist.”

Gornick need not have turned to political celebrities to point out the extent to which sexism still reigns supreme in this country; she need only have looked to the bona fide celebs plastered on an advertisement adorning the right hand side of her own column.

Angelina Jolie, Courtney Cox and more: Did they get their lips done?

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November 15, 2008 - Posted by | Feminism, media, U.S. politics | , , ,

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