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Howard Dean found out about the horrors of sexism in the media during the campaign at the RBC committee meeting. Appaently he doesn't watch cable news and was wholly unaware Hillary had been the subject of sexist attacks in the media. Or perhaps now that Hillary's campaign had effectively ended, we could go back to actually speaking out against misogyny and sexism - you be the judge. The actual problem of sexism within the media in the context of the political campaign and is just starting to get the attention it deserved now that Hillary is no longer a candidate. I hope people and especially democrats in time will be able to look at what happened dispassioantely and say is this what a female politician, presidential candidate, public figure should expect?
Below is a link to the NOW website Media Hall of shame, a compliation of the greatest media hits on Hillary in this campiagn season. Don't be scared to click on it! I promise it won't make you stop shaving your legs, hate men, or enroll you in Hillaryis44!
They are still taking contributions and the list is far from complete, so if your personal favorite sexist moment is missing send you nominees to:
My personal favorite was Alex Castellanos on CNN saying it is NOT sexist to call Hillary a bitch because.... some women are actually bitches! I don't know how MSNBC let that stellar commentator get away - you know how MSNBC loves disrespecting women! I think they are being intentionally sexit to overcompensate for that very feminist MS. before NBC.
For those who denied sexism played any role in the primary campaign, I especially encouage you to view with an open mind and say if the same things are said about Michelle Obama (and believe me they will be) is this acceptable?