Friday, April 11, 2008

Sexism and Hillary Clinton

This video is well worth eight minutes of your time. See for yourself how sexism has played out against Hillary in the media.

3 comments:

GeekLove08 said...

Thank you for taking the time to create a blog post on the video "Mad as Hell/Bitch".

The video was created by two grassroots supporters who met online, IndyRobin and GeekLove08. It took 4 weeks to create the video as we were collaborating via e-mail and we had a lot of material to work with. Both of us are fairly new to YouTube-- I started to create videos in February and this was IndyRobin's first video.

We believe that the message of misogyny, as well as the character assassination of Hillary Clinton, by the media is an important one. We are "mad as hell" that television has become what Edward R. Murrow had warned about in 1958 when he said "This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box."

Thanks to people like you, the video has gone "viral" spreading through the internet, and perhaps inspiring people to speak out against the media.

If you and/or your readers have the opportunity, we would appreciate it very much if you could go to the original video post on YouTube and RATE the video, post a COMMENT on the video, and FAVORITE the video. These actions will help the video earn YouTube "honors" which may help further promote the video online. (You can get to the YouTube site for the video by double clicking the video on your blog.)

Thanks again for your post.

GeekLove08

P.S. The video is NOT an anti-Obama video, but rather a video against the media bias. No matter who one supports, this type of character assassination and sexism by the media should not be tolerated. However, for those who do support Hillary Clinton, a donation to her campaign, for those who can afford it, would be great. There is a donation link on YouTube. The donation link appears when you click "More info" that appears next to the video information "Added: April 06, 2008". I will also try to post a link here too -- Click to Donate. Thanks.

Major Generalist said...

Thanks so much for your post, Geeklove08.

What Geek said: Get yourself to YouTube, favorite it and post a comment.

And I think it bears repeating: This is not an anti-Obama rant.

Rational Answers said...

Just a few of points:

It is possible to dislike Hillary Clinton without being sexist, just as it is possible to dislike Barack Obama without being racist. But in this highly charged campaign expressing either dislike puts you at risk of having the corresponding label applied to you.

The commentary documented in the video flows in part from the fact that it is easier for most people to indicate a dislike of Hillary Clinton and risk being labeled sexist than it is for them to indicate a dislike of Barack Obama and risk being labeled racist. This is because in our culture racism is generally viewed as a mortal sin while sexism is merely seen as a venial sin.