Posts Tagged ‘hillary clinton’


International Women’s Day. Emphasis: International

March 8, 2010

Happy International Women’s Day! There’s not a whole lot I can say that others haven’t already said more eloquently. And while I know women in America still have ground to cover, I want to emphasize the international part here as well. Women in other parts of the world still need helping getting basic human rights and basic education — and that, I think, is what today is about.  

Below, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a great IWD video message, repeating her 1995 statement in Beijing that women’s rights are human rights. Well said, Hill!


Quick Hit: Dana Milbank calls Secretary Clinton “mad bitch”

July 31, 2009

It’s late Friday afternoon, so I’ll keep this one short. But I wanted to call attention to an issue that may not get a lot of mainstream media attention, but is extremely important.

This afternoon, in a spoof video that’s part of a Washington Post series called “Mouthpiece Theater,” Dana Milbank , journalist for the Washington Post, suggested that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, if she were to attend the Beer Summit, should drink “Mad Bitch” beer.

The full video is here (the comment in question is at about 2:35)

It’s totally in appropriate for journalists at the Washington Post to be calling the Secretary of State of the US a “mad bitch” simply because she’s a woman, and is another example of how sexism still exists in Washington.

Hillary Clinton is still one of the highest ranking officials in the American government and should be treated with a little more respect and class. And it’s disappointing that the Washington Post, a large, respected newspaper, would support these kinds of comments from their reporters. I hope the Washington Post and Dana Milbank comment on it soon.

If you’re on Twitter: please Tweet about it!

@Milbank What were you thinking? Bad pundit theater! #wapofail #punditfail #sexistmuch #p2 #fem2

Update: Post apologized, video was pulled.