Sunday, December 05, 2010

Secretary Hillary Clinton Battles Sexism

The Secretary of State was asked what designers she prefers only moments after Hillary Rodham Clinton made the following observation about exactly that brand of sexism:

"It requires, for a woman, usually in today's world still, an extra amount of effort because I think it's - the fact that women are still sometimes judged more critically. If you are in the courtroom or you are presenting a case, it still is a fact - and this is not just in Kyrgyzstan, this is everywhere - that when a man walks into a courtroom it's rare for someone to say, "Oh, look what he is wearing." (Laughter.) But if you walk into a courtroom, or any young woman walks into a courtroom, people are going to notice. And that will be an additional requirement that you have to meet."

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