Unfair as it may be, Palin faces an added burden as a woman: She dare not appear "emotional," a word that's rarely applied to male politicians.I wonder if the "overly emotional woman" label is a stereotype that hasn't been handed down. For all the double standards that make life hard for ladies my age (I'm 28), I don't think I've ever heard anyone from my generation slam a woman for being emotional. Not that there aren't sexist people born after 1980, it's just that I don't think "emotional" is the epithet they'd use.
Monday, July 6, 2009
If I may take a brief diversion from the elections, this line caught my eye from Doyle McManus' response to the Palin resignation: