Saturday, May 17, 2008

Some Clinton and Obama news  

NARAL Pro-Choice America has officially endorsed Barack Obama. Many are happy with the decision, while others are angry because they feel that Hillary has equally fought for reproductive rights and thus deserved the endorsement just as much, if not more. I completely understand where they're coming from, but I don't agree with those who feel that Hillary deserves the endorsement more because she is a woman. In fact, I think NARAL shows a lot of courage in not choosing to endorse the female candidate - they must have known that this would cause a backlash. Thoughts?

Also, check out this article in the Washington Post exploring the image of the belittled woman. Libby Copeland exposes the fact that many people are using the phrase "poor Hillary" when describing the fact that she's behind in the race. "Poor Hillary" is quite the condescending phrase, and frankly, I see it as unfitting. I see Hillary as a very strong woman... not as someone to be pitied.

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1 comments: to “ Some Clinton and Obama news

  • May 17, 2008 at 10:22 PM  

    It's all because she's female.

    That poor object of penetration.

    They wouldn't be saying poor Obama... well, maybe they would... to belittle him for being black.