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Well, the wonderful folks at Name It Change It have another example of sexist media coverage of female politicians to add to their Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates. The news sweeping the nation (shockingly, including our nation) this week was of Hillary Clinton’s scrunchie fashion faux pas that has her aides embarrassed. This is the US Secretary of State for crying out loud. Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is one of the most powerful politicians on this side of the world, the Globe and Mail reports that her penchant for scrunchies has “lit up the Internet faster than a foreign-policy debate.” I for one wish we would just discuss foreign policy. This kind of sexist coverage is a lasting vestige of inequality for women, and as Name It Change It argues, is very successful at keeping women out of the political arena. Let’s just talk politics, shall we?

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