Tuesday, April 22, 2008


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There's not much I can add to what Jill at Feministe and Jeff at Shakesville have said, among others -- this cover plays into hysterical-woman stereotypes ("The Voices in Her Head") and doesn't represent how I feel about Hillary Clinton, however exasperating I find her these days.

When your criticism of Clinton veers into braying sexism, you're putting an albatross around the Obama campaign's neck, much the same way Ward Churchill put an albatross around the anti-war movement's neck by asserting that the victims of 9/11 "formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire" and thus weren't "innocent." The rest of us have to defend our anti-war or pro-Obama position against charges that it's inextricably linked to someone else's ignorant idiocy. It's hateful and counterproductive, and I'm sick of it.

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