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hillaryoncampaign-trail.jpgAccording to Robin Givhan of the WaPo, Hillary Clinton is a woman.  And…wait for it…as a result of being female, she has breasts which result in…gasp…cleavage.  This may be a new low in infotainment non-reportage:

There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2. It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton.

She was talking on the Senate floor about the burdensome cost of higher education. She was wearing a rose-colored blazer over a black top. The neckline sat low on her chest and had a subtle V-shape. The cleavage registered after only a quick glance. No scrunch-faced scrutiny was necessary. There wasn’t an unseemly amount of cleavage showing, but there it was. Undeniable.

It was startling to see that small acknowledgment of sexuality and femininity peeking out of the conservative — aesthetically speaking — environment of Congress. After all, it wasn’t until the early ’90s that women were even allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor. It was even more surprising to note that it was coming from Clinton, someone who has been so publicly ambivalent about style, image and the burdens of both.

Here are a few facts for Ms. Givhan, who claims to be a fashionista: (1) A v-neck shell or blouse is slenderizing, as any reader of In Style magazine or browser of People at the hairstylists could tell Ms. Givhan. (2) The photo above is of Sen. Clinton at at even on July 13th in New Hampshire where she is also wearing a v-neck shell under her blazer. It took me 3 minutes on a Yahoo search to find it — so the cleavage thing?  Not news.  (3) Women have boobs, which result in cleavage, and sometimes we wear v-neck shirts because we like them, they are comfy on hot days and, frankly, they look nice.  Millions of women wear them.  Including me…right now.

Hello?!?  Hillary is a woman.  She has boobs.  Which means she has cleavage.  Just like every other woman in America who has boobs.  Just like every woman reading this blog — or any other woman who might be reading the WaPo.  Get the hell over it.  I find this sort of idiotic fluff crap offensive on the whole, but this one sinks to a new low of making a big deal of absolutely nothing.

Criminy. First the haircut bullshit and now this. What next: “This Just In: Rudy Guiliani Scratches Testicles In Public. News At 11”?

(H/T to reader JF for the story link.  Photo credit to REUTERS/Lisa Hornak.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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