Saturday, December 6, 2008

Obama speechwriter takes sexist photos  

Obama's main speechwriter, Jon Favreau, got in big trouble over some photos of him posted on Facebook. The pictures showed him at a party, dancing with a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton. Now, I didn't have a big problem with that. But this picture was not cool:

Yeah, that's Favreau with his hand on Hillary's chest, while his friend feeds her beer and kisses her on the cheek. The photos were only up for a couple hours before Favreau took them down, but that was more than enough time for them to be spread all over the internet. I'm really disappointed by this display of sexism and disrespect.

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2 comments: to “ Obama speechwriter takes sexist photos

  • December 7, 2008 at 11:16 PM  

    That's just stupid. What a dumb thing to do so early in a young and promising career.

  • December 23, 2008 at 1:36 PM  

    Thank you for posting this. This is the kind of behavior you'd expect from a drunken frat boy. But Mr. Favreau is not a boy. He's a grown man charged with the responsibility of expressing the highest ideals and beliefs of our next president.

    If Favreau was working in any corporation, and posted pictures of himself gleefully groping the image of a female colleague, he would lose his job. It’s sexual harassment.

    Favreau’s behavior devalues and disrespects our incoming Secretary of State. His jubilant portrayal of sexual assault should immediately result in his removal from his position in the new administration. How would you feel if this was your mother, sister, Michelle Obama, Obama’s daughters or others? It’s just plain wrong.

    Favreau should be fired now.