Targeting HRC's Pantsuits
by lonnette33, Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 06:28:29 AM EST
I'm as fashion conscience as the rest, but there's some sick obsession with HRC choice of fashion. Using HRC's style meter for target jihad is nothing new for the MSM. Honestly, I think it is 'the thing to do' for journalists and the like to make sport of HRC on any chance and opportunity they get.
WaPo's Robin Givhan targets HRC yet again. Only this time she chooses to TARGET HRC's pantsuits and not her cleavage.
Read the entire article here:
The title of this sure to be "best seller" is, `Wearing the Pants: Envisioning a Female Commander-in-Chief'. Robin wants to know how many pantsuits HRC has in her 'closet' and does she wear them in the same combination more than once. Is Robin being serious here? She goes on to say that HRC's pantsuit is her "uniform". Uniform? Robin speculates as to why HRC's wears the suits.
There are a host of reasons to explain Clinton's attachment to pantsuits. They are comfortable. They can be flattering, although not when the jacket hem aligns with the widest part of the hips (hypothetically speaking, of course). Does she even have hips?
Women have come a long way from the time when wearing a pair of pants was considered "borrowing from the boys." So it would be highly regressive to suggest that the candidate is using trousers to heighten the perception that she can be as tough as a man. And yet . . .
Robin digs a little deeper. She asks, "Is even considering the senator's clothes a kind of chauvinistic assault?" Oh my Robin, you mean you really took the time to think about this one.
With the male candidates, the nuances of their attire matters: the fit of the suit collar, the color of the tie. But with Clinton, one must first get past distractions such as that pink blazer -- the one John Edwards didn't like so much -- before the details can be considered.
Robin says HRC has made a distinction between Senator Clinton and First Lady Clinton.
As first lady, she played to tradition, dutifully wearing skirts of an unflattering length and jackets shaped like a rectangle. But now it is not so far-fetched to believe that her wardrobe is a way of reminding voters that a woman can have as much peacock bravado as the boys.
Look, I'm tried of the double standard sexism in the MSM when it comes to HRC. Masslib1 formerly bookgrl covered this extensively in her diary Please read: http://masslib1.mydd.com/story/2007/12/2 /183255/559
Why don't we talk about this stuff and call these chauvinist pigs on it, that includes Robin Givhan? I know Robin is doing her "fashion" job and all, but these sexist attacks on HRC has got to stop. This is no longer a "Man's World" for goodness sake. Let's stand up!