Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Media Moment: "Hillary Clinton: Being Vice President Is Like Being First Lady"

“Being a vice president is kind of like being a first lady,” she told the New York Times' Mark  Leibovich. “You are there to support and serve the president. There is no job description.”

     The first time I read this quote, I didn’t think these words could have possibly come out of Hillary Clinton’s mouth! I have always seen Clinton as a strong and admirable woman, which some may call a great role model. Hillary Clinton has had a lot of success in pursuing her political ambitions that she’s had since she was a college student at Wellesley, yet she has been subject to a lot of criticism on her every move for being a woman. However this quote has been portrayed in way that falls under gender stereotyping of what women do; which is serve other men. In truth, what Hilary Clinton was really saying is that Joe Biden needs to get his act together and DO his job!
Question:Would all of you agree that this quote has been blown up and twisted into something it really is not?

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