Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Virginia's Sexist Fashion Police

I found the fashion police post so abhorrent that I can not provide a link to the site.  But the initials of this VA blog are NLS .   This blogger found fault with a dress that a woman candidate chose to wear to an event.

No mention was made of men who were wearing tuxedo tops with their jeans.  Seems a bit hypocritical to me.

Plus there is a "moral" aspect that men like to apply to women and their clothes.  But I see these "bozo's" dating women wearing the exact clothes they find fault with if the woman should aspire to higher office.

Sexism is sexism is's outdated but obviously alive and well in Virginia politics.  Hopefully, folks will not let their silence condone the -isms that continue to permeate Virginia's psyche.



DavidMastio said...

I found the post rather lame as well, but I don't blame sexism. I almost always see something political behind it. When the WaPo fashion writer went after Sec. of State Rice, it wasn't because she didn't like Rice's boots or actually thought there was something wrong with wearing them, it was politics.

My bet is NLS has exactly the same issue.

novadem22901 said...

I think its both. Sexist comments, even if they weren't "meant that way", make them no less sexist. I have seen this blogger attack this particular candidate multiple times. It is clear to me that this blogger is hitting this candidate for a reason other than her sex. My opinion, which is just that, is that this is probably coming from an opponents campaign who is supported by NLS (and that candidate also happens to be a woman). Sickening, eh?

In any event, this stuff always comes out. These tactics won't work. I met this candidate at the event in question, and in a conversation she earned my support. I think alot of people are going to be very surprised by her.

Star Womanspirit said...

I also thought that the poster "has it in" for this particular candidate. He used a sexist tactic to belittle her.

Sexism is often used to put a woman in "her place" however "her place" is defined by the attacker.

Interesting that the men can dress inappropriately and this elicits no comments. Personally I saw nothing inappropriate about this candidates wardrobe in this setting.

Thanks for stopping by folks!!


Meeting Women In Bars said...

Plus there is a "moral" aspect that men like to apply to women and their clothes.