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Chelsea Clinton is stepping in to campaign for her mother Hillary Clinton after the presidential candidate was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. And just as the campaign continues, so does the sexist coverage of both candidates.
This time, Chelsea got caught in the crossfire when a Daily Mail article shamed her for missing her daughter’s first day of preschool because she was campaigning in North Carolina. To top it off, Hilary was also thrown under the bus for choosing to stay at home and not be with her grandchild.
“Hilary was also unable to join Charlotte or watch baby Aidan (Chelsea’s three-month old son) because she is recovering at her home in Chappaqua,” the article says.
That’s right, the first female major-party presidential nominee who’s running to become the President of the United States was unable to babysit her grandson because she was recovering from pneumonia. Let that sink in.
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The article then notes that it was Chelsea’s husband Marc Mezvinsky who dropped off Charlotte at school with a nanny.
“It has been a difficult summer for Mezvinsky, who was forced to shutter one of his hedge funds,” writes the article.
This comes directly after mentioning that “though Hillary was not there on Tuesday,” she paid the family a “surprise visit on Sunday.” You know, after she appeared to collapse during a 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero and had to drop by her daughter’s nearby apartment to recuperate.
The remainder of the ultra-sexist piece goes on to talk about Mezvinsky’s hedge fund Eaglevale Partners which manages $330 million as well as the $10 million New York City apartment he and his family moved into.
The difference between the article’s mentions of the Clinton women and Mezvinsky couldn’t be more stark. But instead of showing that Chelsea had neglected some motherly duty of hers, it only reinforced the sad notion that that no matter how successful you are, women will still be judged on their role as a mother.
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To add insult to injury, we’re going to guess that Donald Trump never dropped his kids off at school either and has publicly said that he “won’t do anything to take care of them" so why is the media so focused on Hillary and Chelsea? It’s 2016 Daily Mail. Perhaps it’s time for this sexist nonsense to come to an end.
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