Friday, March 17, 2017

Great Congressional Makeover?

Personally I don't see what the big deal is. There's no reason in the world that someone can't be attractive and intelligent.
If you got the goods why not show em off?

Congressional candidate who posed for Maxim wants you to get over it
This congressional candidate’s resume includes a degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a White House gig — and a Maxim photo spread.

But Alejandra Campoverdi, who is running for California’s 34th district, has a powerful message for any critics of the latter. She pushes back against sexism she has faced for the photos in an essay for Cosmopolitan titled “I Posed For Maxim and I’m Running for Congress. It Shouldn’t Be That Shocking.”

Campoverdi opens up in the essay about the “double standard” on the campaign trail, saying many of her experiences are not unique.

“Sexism and misogyny are nothing new in politics. Female political staffers and politicians have been facing off-color comments and leering glances and have been excluded from ‘at capacity’ meetings for decades,” she writes.~snip~
I do have to say though that I'm a little disturbed by the tendency of female candidates preempting their possible loss by claiming sexism and misogyny up front before the votes are cast.

It's a poor strategy that assumes the ideas that the candidate is running on don't deserve to be examined.
Instead failure can be attributed to prurient interest as opposed to a faulty message.

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