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Check out the three roles Vanity Fair gives Hillary Clinton this month.
“Dealing with Obama*,
Saving the World,
There’s nothing quite like blatant gender bias smack dab in the middle of a “world class” magazine. Hillary Clinton, possibly one of the most powerful women on Earth, deserves much more than Vanity Fair reducing her tremendous responsibilities to keeping up with the boys and sneaking brownies. Sure, they squeeze in “Saving the World” but in the same way they would say that for a Bono or any other philanthropic celebrity.
Why not headline the fact she’s flown half a million miles in two and half years? Or that she’s gotten full benefits for same-sex partners who are state employees? Or even halted cuts that would affect vulnerable people like children or the elderly? All this is mentioned in Vanity Fair’s article, but the insignificant passage about her “sneaking” a brownie makes it into the headline.
Admittedly, at first I thought that maybe I was being too sensitive about this. “Maybe,” I thought, “Vanity Fair is just trying make her sound more relatable so that people will want to read the article and then discover all the great things she’s done.”
Then I thought about what the headline would look like for a man.
Dealing with Obama,
Saving the Deficit,
Not a chance in hell.
Thanks a lot Vanity Fair.