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Tuesday, February 19, 2008  

BREASTS VS. BRAINS

EVERYWHERE YOU GO, EVERYONE IS TALKING POLITICS. THE RACE TO THE WHITEHOUSE SEEMS TO HAVE ENGAGED THE PUBLIC IN A WAY WE HAVEN'T SEEN FOR MANY DECADES. YOUNG PEOPLE ARE PRTICIPATING FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS A GOOD THING. EVERY CITIZEN SHOULD FEEL THEY HAVE A VOICE. SURELY, THIS PARTICULAR ELECTION WILL BE HISTORIC.

WHAT CONCERNS ME IS THE WAY THE PUNDITS AND THE COMEDIANS RIDICULE MRS. CLINTON (AND HER HUSBAND, BUBBA). IN MY LIFE I CANNOT REMEMBER WHEN A CANDIDATE WAS HELD ACCOUNTABLE THE WAY SHE IS, FOR THINGS THAT HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO BEARING ON HER ABILITIES. IF EVERY CRITICISM AND JOKE ABOUT HILARY WAS TRANSPOSED INTO A RACIAL SLUR OR JOKE ABOUT OBAMA, AS A NATION, WE WOULD BE COLLECTIVELY OUTRAGED IN HIS BEHALF. AND RIGHTLY SO.

I FEEL THAT WE HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH THE STRUGGLE WOMEN HAVE HAD TO ENDURE JUST TO BE TREATED EQUALLY WITH MEN. I HAVE BEEN A FIRST-HAND WITNESS TO PROFESSIONAL PREJUDICE IN THE WORKPLACE. OUR MOTHERS WERE BORN BEFORE WOMEN WERE ALLOWED TO VOTE. LOOKING BACK, DOES ANYONE BELIEVE THAT MEN OWN THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO BE GREAT?

ONE CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER HOW HILALRY WOULD BE TREATED IF SHE LOOKED MORE LIKE CINDY MC CAIN. WHAT IF HER LEGS WERE LONGER AND THINNER? WHAT IF SHE WAS "PRETTY" AND HAD A SMALL WAISTLINE AND SHOWED UP IN DRESSES THAT REVEALED A LITTLE CLEAVAGE? WOULD THAT MAKE HER MORE VIABLE AS A CANDIDATE, OR WOULD SHE THEN BE ACCUSED OF BEING A BIMBO WITH BREASTS INSTEAD OF BRAINS?






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