Hillary’s “Experience” Revealed: Mrs. Clinton Insults Me with Vaguely Sexist Comment

It was a big day for Barack Obama as he received endorsements from no less than three Kennedys. While campaigning in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Hillary continued to remind voters that her campaign would also be historic if she was elected the first female president of the United States.

“I will bring to the White House my perspective as a daughter, a wife and a mother, because that’s never been in the White House before,” she said. “I know what it’s like to have to be at work and your baby wakes up sick. I know what it’s like when the baby sitter calls in sick. I know what it’s like when the appointment you thought would be done when your child gets out of school isn’t done and keeps on going.”

Am I the only one who finds this vaguely insulting? Is she implying that a man couldn’t possibly know what it’s like to have those kinds of problems, that those experiences are somehow exclusive to women? If any candidate knows the pressures of raising young children, I would imagine it is Mr. Obama, who must balance raising his two young daughters while attempting to run for president. Not only do I find this comment insulting and sexist, but I really don’t see what it has to do with her being the president of the United States. “Oh, the remnants of sexism are alive and well” indeed, Hillary.

Kennedy Backs Obama With ‘Old Politics’ Attack – [New York Times]


4 Responses

  1. This is pretty weak. Apparently men aren’t parents.

  2. Calling this comment insulting and sexist is taking it a step too far. While she definately was insensitive to the many devoted fathers who, like her, know what the demands of parenthood are like, I don’t think that it can be argued that ultimately Mrs. Clinton is in a unique position when it comes to being a woman and what those experiences will bring to the White House.

    You can’t forget that Clinton is a former first lady. It was her job to be America’s mother and wife. While Bill was running the country and getting blown by the interns, Hilary was smiling and serving coffee in the Rose Garden. Remember what happened when she started trying to push universal healthcare? In the political game, women haven’t really had their place.

    So, I don’t think Hilary was at all out of line when she talked about the stresses working mother’s face, because for 8 years that was her job and who she was ambassador to working mothers of the nation.

    And I hate to say it, but on the campaign trail at least, I don’t think Obama really does know what it’s like. It’s hard to deal with babysitters when you’re busy winning over a nation.

  3. This is why women shouldn’t be presidents. With all those biased views coming from women these days, with feminists kept pushing the “idea” that women are not treated fairly, but would never admit or measure when things are balance(do you think women will ever tell you, seriously!) with all these government supports, programs, free help, law on their side, etc.

  4. Just imagine a man was saying what Hillary was saying. Women would get him arrested after shaming him and demanding apologies. Women can get away with sexism the way men can never because society always think men are the only sexist gender. How can things ever be fair if society has a bad view of men to start with.

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