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Scarlett Sticks It To The Man

Posted by Tom Jackson on October 15, 2008

In a new interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, Scarlett Johansson took a dig at the mainstream media for its sexist behavior towards Sen. Hillary Clinton during her primary campaign. In the article ScarJo says-

“Seeing how the media portrayed Hillary [Clinton] with unbelievable sexism – some of the things that people were saying were just so overwhelming. You just couldn’t believe the names that they were calling her!”

I think it’s great that Scarlett is drawing attention to something that I felt was rather unnecessary during the primaries. Unfortunately the sexism towards Hilary is still continuing, especially in the media’s silly comparisons of the ‘old’ and ‘tough’ Hillary to the ‘young’ and ‘hot’ Sarah Palin.

But are Scarlett’s comments really that surprising? You don’t need a degree in gender studies to have noticed the media’s sexist attitude towards female politicians. They seem to have been at it since women began moving into public office.

This video by the Women’s Media Center says it all. Brilliant!

4 Responses to “Scarlett Sticks It To The Man”

  1. Clem Bastow said

    Good lord, that video is GOBSMACKING.

  2. Mary said

    Love it!

  3. Minty said

    Mika’s expression of utter disgust at 3.00 mins is priceless!
    The only bright note in an otherwise very dispiriting compilation. Sheeesh.

  4. estelle said

    quick, someone write about this story before my head explodes!!! http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24522850-12377,00.html

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