When someone calls Hillary Clinton a bitch, it's not just about her.
It's about me and my fellow MOMocrats and my sister. It's about my mother and my aunts and my daughter. It's about mothers and friends and women who haven't even become the next generation of leaders, yet.
Of course, as the Women"s Media Center rightly points out in its new video called Sexism Sells, But We're Not Buying It Anymore, we've been focusing on the wrong thing. The MSM doesn't limit its use of terms like "soppy," "bitchy," "castrating," "nagging," or "Wicked Witch of the West" to Hillary.
The most famous and infamous TV pundits aren't reserving their 'looks are everything' moments to talk of Hillary's cleavage or wrinkles. There are no limits. We are all fair game.
I have no doubt that, as usual, in response to this sort of challenge to how women are treated in the news media, there will be many who rush to say that we aren't the targets. That it really is about Hillary Clinton.
As my grandfather used to say, do I look like I just fell off the turnip truck?
But don't take it from me. Take a few minutes and watch the video. Then tell me with a straight face that I'm doing the wrong thing by not letting my eight-year-old daughter watch any television news "analysis."
When she's done shaking her head over why Chris Matthews still has a job, you can find Joanne at her place, PunditMom, as well as MOMocrats and BlogHer, where she is a Contributing Editor for Politics & News.