Unfashion Statement

The inordinate focus on Hillary Clinton’s eye ware has been bothering me. People had been debating the function of these spectacles (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clintons-glasses-concussion-fashion/story?id=18313426) and I just feel frustrated. Has not Clinton been through enough with repeatedly enduring adultery; with her gender identity and sexuality perennially being questioned before she has had a chance to describe how she perceives herself; and with surviving a concussion? Rarely are male politicians’ appearance or even age the subject of a news headline. I wish this nation would move beyond this sexism. Ironically, Hilary became First Lady-elect during 1992, proclaimed, “The Year of the Woman” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Woman).

Fortunately, there are signs of progress: New Hampshire has been a pioneering state with all female congress people (http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/11/07/new-hampshire-becomes-first-state-with-woman-governor-all-female-congressional-delegation/YnzAVdLJ7x1GhdVsyRHubM/story.html)    and a Congresswoman from Texas has come out as pansexual (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/mary-gonzalez-texas-state-representative-pansexual-_n_1764824.html)

-Sem

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