08/29/2014 03:01 pm ET Updated Aug 29, 2014

Why Kirsten Gillibrand's Story Didn't Surprise Any Woman On Capitol Hill

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Does becoming a member of The Club mean you have to accept its rules?

The buzz over a new book by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) this week has been all about her revelation that some of her male colleagues seem to have a fixation about her weight. She recounts that one expressed concern that she might become “porky;” another made the backhanded suggestion that she was pretty even when she was fat.

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