I haven’t yet made my choice about who’s going to get my vote in 2008, but something is sort of annoying me–not about Hilary Rodham Clinton, but about some of her supporters. And that thing is that they can’t stop fixating on the fact that she’s a woman.
I don’t know why this bothers me. It will be a great historical and sociological benchmark when a woman becomes president. But some of her supporters seem on par to the whole BlogHer movement, which I find to be sort of silly (as previously noted here). She’s a politician who happens to be a woman. Which is cool. But does everyone have to harp on it?
Or maybe it’s me that has the issue, me that can’t reconcile the disconnect there seems to be between wanting (and achieving) equality and retaining one’s womanhood.