Sunday, June 1, 2008

Meet young Hillary Clinton

(Hat tip to Feministe)

A lot of folks are calling this video sexist. I think it is kinda funny. In my view, it lampoons Clinton's win-at-all-costs attitude and her perpetual moving of the bar for success. I don't find any of the jabs here particularly gender-related. I find it a little disturbing that ANY criticism of Clinton and her supporters; however accurate, is getting labeled as sexism. There HAS been tremendous sexism in this campaign, but confusing it with genuine criticism helps no one.

What do you think?


6 comments:

SheCodes said...

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Wow... is it getting that bad? (Feeling the walls closing in) Thank God I work for myself, at least for now...

thesciencegirl said...

I thought the video was really funny. It would have been sexist if Hillary was depicted as a child while the other characters were adults, but the way it's made, I found it amusing.

Also, I've been reading your blog since finding it via Racialicious and I think you're brilliant. Your post about Michelle Obama this week was spot-on.

Janice said...

I alway think of the movie election when i think of hills.

Brother OMi said...

it was funny. as a parent, it's hilarious. the funny thing is that my children even got the joke...

there are children like that..

Stentor said...

I thought the Connect-4 segment had a sexist element insofar as it portrayed complaints about sexism in the race as just illegitimate "playing the gender card." I wasn't impressed with the rest of the video, but I wouldn't call it sexist.

bradski said...

I thought it was funny and target satire at Clinton's behavior. None of the content seemed sexist because it did not attack Hillary as a woman but her refusal to acknowledge the rules.

I would have preferred if one of her opponents who spoke were a girl because that would have been more meaningful than the girl who won the Juliet role not being able to argue her own defense.

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