Salon: Coverage of Hillary Sexist in '08, Sexist Now

Telling a female Democrat to "smile" is bad.

Salon has put together "the most sexist clips" they could find of media coverage of Hillary Clinton's presidential run from 2008 and her current bid to "make it obvious" that there "is still a ways to go" to treat female candidates more respectfully.

Interestingly enough, many of the clips include very liberal and, more often than not, Clinton media lap dogs. Whether it's MSNBC's Joe Scarborough displaying his "chauvinism" by telling Clinton to "smile" more or Chris Matthews saying she's a front-runner "because her husband messed around," there are plenty of opinions about Hillary Clinton's demeanor. 

And though the clips feature mostly male voices, one female voter made the cut who noticed herself that sometimes Clinton sounds a little "bitchy." Many complained that Clinton "shouts" when she speaks. Others said men recognize her voice as similar to their wives who are barking orders at them. 

Clinton, herself, has said:

Well, first of all, I'm not shouting. It's just when women talk, some people think we're shouting. 

Salon didn't bother to check how many times former Republican candidate Carly Fiorina was mocked and mistreated by the media, whether it was her stern look, her smile, or her intellect during the latest election.

Apparently, sexism is a one-party problem.



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Posted by Salon on Friday, March 18, 2016


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