so Chelsea Clinton recently announced she and her husband are expecting a baby. But, instead of congratulating the happy couple, the media has begun to question whether Hilary Clinton will be able to juggle being both the President of the United States and a grandmother.
Are they serious? Why is it that every time a woman comes close to a position of power, people begin to question whether or not her family will interfere in her work? Why not question men who have young children whether they’ll be able to handle being the father of young kids and the president? Why must we continue this stupid, sexist line of reasoning?
Besides that, it’s her grandchild. Not her infant/toddler/five-year-old she’d be expected to look after night and day (and why, may I ask, couldn’t everyone simply assume the husband might just lend a hand and become a stay-at-home dad? But that’s another discussion). If this is not a confirmation of the need for feminism, I don’t know what is.
But what next? How else are we going to question a woman’s ability to perform in an important political position: is her hairstyle interfering with her concentration on work? She’s constantly brushing her bangs out of her eyes. How about that skirt? We see in this video clip that she’s fidgeting with the hem a bit.