Saturday, March 26, 2011

Big Girls Don't Cry

I'm going to do another partial post, simply because I am bursting with enthusiasm about the book I am currently reading. It was recommended to me by a friend and I can't put it down. It's all about gender in the 2008 election. I feel like as the author, Traister, discusses the feminist opinion of Clinton as a presidential nominee, she's writing my exact thoughts/feelings/experience of the time. (And it's totally changing my perception of Hillary Clinton.)

I will try to do a full review later, but for now I just wanted to share this. Should you ever be foolishly tempted to think we live in a "postfeminist" society, here are some of the words printed on T-shirts in TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT (not 1908) about Clinton:
  • Life's a bitch so don't vote for her.
  • Fuck Hillary: God knows she needs it.
  • Anyone but her '08.
  • Even Bill doesn't want me.
  • Stop mad cow.
  • KFC Hillary meal deal: Two fat thighs, two small breasts and a bunch of left wings.
  • I wish Hillary had married O.J.
  • Wanna see Hillary run? Throw rocks at her.
...and then try to tell me I don't live in a misogynistic world.

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