Saturday, February 9, 2008
It should come as no surprise...
I don't like to talk politics on my blog. I leave the political discussions to my blog buddies who can lead and mediate excellent commentaries on their blogs like Stephen Parrish and Smart like a Streetcar and Erica Orloff to name a few. For me, politics can be dangerous ground, one that is a huge bone of contention within my own family. So why then am I hosting a picture of Hilary Clinton on my blog? My mother, who is a staunch Republican and who forced me to join the Republican party when I was 18 on threat of losing my car, would kill me if she even knew what I was doing. But I don't care, I'm a big girl now, she can't tell me what to do. And besides she doesn't know anything about this blog so I'm safe. However, I will leave the politics behind, as strange as that sounds, and state only one reason why Ms. Clinton's picture is on my blog. I have three daughters and everyday, I remind them that they can do anything they want in life and that there is nothing that a boy can do that they can't do. And in a world where sex kittens bombard our girls with negative images of sexuality and stupidity, I would love to counteract all of that negative imagery with a powerful image of a strong woman as the first female President of the United States of America. This is not about being a sexist and everything to do with being a feminist. Empowering our girls with positive imagery should start from the most important and highest job of this country. For all the girls of America, my vote this coming election, will go to Hilary.
Posted by Ello - Ellen Oh at 12:47 PM