Hardball’s Chris Matthews’ on Christine O’Donnell: REALLY DAMN SEXIST

Last Friday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews insulted Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell's intelligence while simulaneously complimenting her appearance on Hardball. Matthews characterized O’Donnell as the “irresistibly cute” and “attractive as hell” candidate whose “claim to fame is ‘I don’t know nuthin.’” Name It. Change It. is reaching out to MSNBC, asking them to consider how reducing a candidate to her looks while simultaneously insulting her intelligence impacts all women candidates negatively. We'll be working proactively with their staff to raise awareness of the impact such remarks have on the overall landscape in which women run for office.

Published by NICI Staff on 10/13/2010

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