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View Poll Results: Is Senator Clinton's cry of sexism discredited by how far she has come?
Yes 19 67.86%
No 9 32.14%
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Is Senator Clinton's cry of sexism discredited by how far she has come in today's world of Politics, as a woman?
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: NC
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There is a mountain of evidence that the arrogant Obama supporters have used sexist remarks to discredit Hillary. At Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte where Michelle Obama spoke for example, some Obama supporters carried hand made signs saying Hillary was "first bytch--not president". That sort of thing is uncalled for and definitely sexist.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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There is a mountain of evidence that the arrogant Obama supporters have used sexist remarks to discredit Hillary. At Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte where Michelle Obama spoke for example, some Obama supporters carried hand made signs saying Hillary was "first bytch--not president". That sort of thing is uncalled for and definitely sexist.
You didn't answer the question. Isn't how far she's come evidence in itself that she can overcome sexism? Doesn't whining or complaining typically diminish ones argument rather than strengthen? Isn't a stronger example one in which she tells women look how much you can achieve in spite of vs. the alternative?

This appears to be a bad example to project, and I don't believe it helps women in the quest for equal footing.

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Old 05-22-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I'm here to say, as an Obama supporter, that his success in winning the Democratic nomination for president is a clear and shining example of how far he and our country have come.

Likewise, Clinton's a senator in spite of sexism. Which also says a lot about our society's progress.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Do you think there was a better way to discuss this? Obama did a speech regarding race, many say it felt like it came from the heart. Do you think she is capable of such a speech?
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Do you think there was a better way to discuss this? Obama did a speech regarding race, many say it felt like it came from the heart. Do you think she is capable of such a speech?
And what would she say?

I am a woman...
I am a woman...
I am a waman...
Some folks have told me to iron their shirts
But they probably don't know i am a woman who is married to former prez.
I am a woman...
I am a woman...

The whole thing would sound like a corrupted Windows XP Kentucky Edition
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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And what would she say?

I am a woman...
I am a woman...
I am a waman...
Some folks have told me to iron their shirts
But they probably don't know i am a woman who is married to former prez.
I am a woman...
I am a woman...

The whole thing would sound like a corrupted Windows XP Kentucky Edition
Well done and I hope I can give you a point
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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it's discredited by a lot of things.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: London UK & Florida USA
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Apparantly, when in the whitehouse, Hillary asked Bill to make her "feel like a woman"
He ripped his shirt off, threw it at her and said "wash and iron this for me"
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Romeoville, IL
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There is a mountain of evidence that the arrogant Obama supporters have used sexist remarks to discredit Hillary. At Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte where Michelle Obama spoke for example, some Obama supporters carried hand made signs saying Hillary was "first bytch--not president". That sort of thing is uncalled for and definitely sexist.
I think it is a valid tool. Hillary Clinton does come off as a ****** and has been treated as one. If it were any other woman running, I don't think she would take as much heat as Hillary has. She has a proven track record of being disgusting and despicable.
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