Remember that iconic photo of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the White House Situation Room watching the raid in Pakistan which killed Osama bin Laden? (Top photo!) Well, a conservative Hasidic Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn for Hasids completely edited Hillary Clinton and the other woman in the Situation Room out of the photo. (See bottom photo!) They’re gone entirely! It’s a Situation Room full of dudes.
In Hasidic culture, unrelated men and women do not socialize with each other; in some communities, men and women don’t even work alongside each other. Some say Hillary Clinton and counterterrorism analyst Audrey Tomasen were Photoshopped out because the Hasids didn’t want to depict women in positions of authority or because the women mixing with men with whom they are not related is sexually suggestive. (Hillary’s pantsuits are so sexually suggestive.) The newspaper, Der Zeitung, has not commented on to why they erased the women from the pics. But who cares what their reason is? Erasing two women from a moment that will go down in the history books — that they experienced — is sexism, plain and simple.
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If I had access to a time machine, I would head straight back to the ’70s and befriend young Hillary Clinton. The girl had it goin’ on: she was (and still is) smart, funny, ambitious, and passionate about women’s rights. The main difference between Hillary then and Hillary now? The amazing hippie wardrobe she abandoned a few decades ago. After the jump, a modern take on Hill’s casual hippie look… Keep reading »
It’s a good thing Amy Poehler left “Saturday Night Live,” because Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is has confirmed she’s leaving politics in 2012. Regardless of whether President Obama is elected for a second term, Clinton said she’ll be moving onto things. Despite rumors that she might lead the Defense Department or even run for President in the future, Clinton is vehement about blowing this popsicle stand. Keep reading »
Krystal Ball, the 28-year-old Virginia Congressional candidate whose embarrassing private photos were dug up by a right-wing blog and posted on the internet, released the public statement today of my feminist wet dreams.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may trade places with Vice-President Joe Biden on the 2012 election ticket, veteran journalist Bob Woodward said yesterday. “President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the 2008 primaries,” Woodward told CNN yesterday, adding that the switcheroo is “on the table.” Did Woodward pull this speculation out of his ass? Who knows. But if Hillary Clinton did run as Obama’s #2 and he was re-elected, she would become the first-ever female VP in history.
You know what? As cool as it would be to have a woman as VP, I don’t want Hillary Clinton to run. Keep reading »
An imagined conversation between Hillary Clinton and the government official standing next to her in this photo:
Guy: Really, Hillary? A butterfly clip?
Hillary: What? It’s silver — it’s my formal butterfly clip. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in town!
Guy: Girl, seriously, that is a bad look.
Hillary: You try being Secretary of State and scheduling a haircut. The clip stays.
Guy: What. Ever. Keep reading »
Generally, I’m not that enthused about weddings. But if I got an invite to Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, I’d be there in a second. After a year of speculation, new details have finally emerged about the mega-party of the summer. It looks like it’ll be happening on July 31st. While people thought it’d be taking place on Martha’s Vineyard, it now appears that Chelsea will be tying the knot in upstate New York at the estate formerly owned by John Jacob Astor IV, an amazing spot that has 50 acres of land, a facade modeled after Versailles, indoor tennis courts and a marble pool. Chelsea is going to rock an Oscar de la Renta gown, but, beyond that, we don’t know a whole lot about what’ll be going down. [Huffington Post, NY Daily News]
Since the Clintons are being super-secretive, we have no choice but to speculate. After the jump, check out a few things we hope happens on Chelsea’s big day. Keep reading »