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Cultural Perspective or Out Right Sexist?

Salon.com FRIDAY, APR 5, 2013 06:45 AM CDT

How to talk about a woman’s looks

The president of the United States fails the test — again

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kamala_harris-620x412There were, perhaps, stupider things said recently than “How did it become so difficult to call a woman good-looking in public?” but I didn’t happen to hear them. So congratulations, Dylan Byers of Politico. Your commentary on the president calling California Attorney General Kamala Harris “by far, the best looking attorney general” made my brain hurt.

It is not “difficult to call a woman good-looking in public,” not in a world where women’s looks are considered public property, to be commented on, uninvited, whether it’s on the street, in a job interview, or in the press. Many people find it quite easy to do, many of them men, and many people who should know better, like Barack Obama.

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One thought on “Cultural Perspective or Out Right Sexist?

  1. Kamala is a beautiful woman. I don’t see what the big deal is. Obama was just paying the woman a compliment and the news is making a huge deal about it. He did acknowledge her other accomplishments. But I guess saying a woman is pretty is somehow sexist?? In sorry I just don’t see it. I think people are really overreacting on this one.

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