Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hey, Obama: a female reporter is not a "sweetie"

By LindaBeth

Um, yeah...
this is annoying.

(as I've written before)

I posted yesterday about the excellent HuffPo article about phallocentric masculinity in politics and one of the points was the feminization of Obama. Calling a professional reporter "sweetie"? Chalk one up for Obama's masculinity!


Update: From WXYZ -- "Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has apologized to WXYZ reporter Peggy Agar for calling her "sweetie" during a campaign stop Wednesday in Sterling Heights." -- MJWS

(Cross-posted to Smart Like Me.)

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