Monday, April 8, 2013

More Thoughts on Harris

At the end of class we touched on Obama's comment on Kamala Harris's appearance. Here's a good, if brief, piece from Mother Jones on the catch-22 women in politics face. If a female politician is considered attractive, people will think she's too feminine to be agressive and assertive. And if she isn't made-up or conventionally attractive, the media will berate her for looking masculine or ugly (see: Hillary Clinton).

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/heres-why-good-looking-wrong-and-damaging

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