Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hillary's "moment"

When I first read about Hillary Clinton's emotional "moment," I thought it could only have negative consequences. After all, isn't that why women can't be presidentbecause a premenstrual meltdown would most certainly cause the collapse of the free world? Apparently that's what her campaign thought too, according to this New York Times article.

So I was shocked after she came back from Iowa to win the New Hampshire primary, supposedly thanks to that stereotypically female moment, at least in part. People apparently like her softer side! So maybe women won't have to join the boy's club to get into the Oval Office. And maybe we're approaching the day when caring and emotional aren't "female" characteristics, and aggressive and competitive aren't "male" characteristicsthey're just human attributes we can all, unapologetically, possess.

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