Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Eat Your Heart Out, Margaret Thatcher

Twice in one day, in two different news clips, I heard Bill Clinton refer to his wife as a "girl". He was suggesting that his wife was being unfairly "picked on".

Is the use of the word "girl" deliberate? Does her campaign think it will galvanize her support among women? Are they appealing to chivalrous males to gallantly come to her defense when she's being attacked by big bad bullying men?

As a woman who likes to be called a woman, I have to wonder why a sixty-year-old female - running for president, no less - is repeatedly referred to as a "girl".