Washington Post on Condoleezza’s Outfit

February 25, 2005

The contradictions of feminism amaze me. Check out this silly article in the Washington Post wasting time discussing Condoleezza’s “commanding” attire as she arrived at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield. I love it that Condi is attractive as well as brilliant, but I just can’t believe that people in the Old Media make an issue of her clothes, which I suppose they would prefer be frumpy. Instead of focusing on what she is doing in her job they want to accent her gender, just like they insist on dwelling on the race of African-American public figures. It’s nauseating, actually, and pathetic. The concept of gender and racial neutrality would never occur to them — obviously. Yes, I know I’m generalizing. So sue me.