Hillary Clinton made history this week by officially becoming the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party, which means we’ve officially reached gender quality and sexism is totally over. Lol JK.
A data analysis from Google Trends shows that the top trending question about Clinton on Thursday, the last day of the Democratic National Convention, is “What will Hillary wear tonight?”
On the night Clinton formally accepts her nomination, you would think what she says ― which could possibly sway undecided voters and affect the fate of our country ― would matter more. But this trending search proves that because Clinton is a woman, her appearance will always be something to be focused on.
Men in politics rarely see news about their appearances making headlines ― their words and their promises are front and center. Women, however, are noted for their purses or their “political bobs.” The internet pointed out this double standard following Bill Clinton’s speech, with one Quartz headline nailing it quite beautifully: Hillary Clinton’s husband wore a fetching pantsuit to honor her nomination for US president.
Other trending questions about Clinton didn’t mention her fashion sense and included “What was in Hillary’s email?” and “Is Hillary Clinton a billionaire?”
Also, guys, it’s safe to say she’ll wear a pantsuit.