Women, politics, and a fashion quandry?

21 Oct

A WOMAN seeking political office in 2010 faces a fashion quandary.

This is the first sentence from an article whose page title is “For female candidates conservative clothes are trendy” in the New York Times. Really? Is this really an article worthy of being in the New York Times? Why is it noteworthy to talk about whether a woman dresses conservatively or not when running for political office? Isn’t what a candidate chooses to wear as much a part of the campaign for both men and women? What is the opposite of conservative clothes? Liberal ones? Aren’t there more important topics to discuss concerning women in politics?

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