The Chris Matthew's Hillary Clinton Flap – Are women still having trouble getting taken seriously?

So apparently Chris Matthew’s isn’t women friendly and has been called on it.  The flap stems over comments made on a morning news show that indicated he thought Hillary Clinton had only gotten to where she was (successful Senator and current presidential candidate), because of her husband’s infidelity.  It was a little unclear as to whether he meant it because of the notoriety attached to her (no such thing as bad publicyt) or because women felt sorry for her and where thus propelling her along.  Hmm – I guess he forgot that she is graduate of Wellesley and Yale Law School (not that these are the end all and be all, but hey – she might actually have a brain, you know). 

Other feminist leaders called for an apology, saying that Matthews has showed a pattern of sexist remarks when it comes to female politicians.  Matthews apologized, saying that he didn’t mean all of Senator Clinton’s accomplishments were due to her husband’s infidelity, just that some of her current popularity may have sprung from the whole Monica-gate. 

So, Chris – do you have a working wife – do her accomplishment stem from being married to you?  Would you say that even if you thought?  Perhaps it would be better for successful women to stay unmarried, so then no one could claim that they rode the coattails of a man?  Is that what you really meant to say?  For someone who makes his living talking you seem to have a hard time getting the message across.  Better luck next time saying what you mean.


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