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Really,, really? “The 50 Hottest Women in Politics” list? Your sexist coverage of women in politics is really reprehensible. For a magazine that claims to cater to the “style-makers and trend-spreaders through its uniquely credible and authentic viewpoint,” we really could not be more disappointed. Using sexist and inappropriate language to describe female politicians is never stylish and certainly is not a trend that should ever catch on.

While we understand that Complex magazine is not exactly known for political journalism, the language used in this article is both blatantly sexist and uses terms emblematic of severe misogyny like “slutty,” “big-boobed,” and “uber babe” to describe female candidates.

This type of language isn’t good for anyone, especially not for the girlfriends, wives, and daughters who see language like this sitting on the coffee table at home and will never want to run for elected office, knowing that this is how successful women get treated. Grow up, Complex mag, and maybe your readers will actually start to set some (positive) trends.

Published by Kate McCarthy on 11/08/2011

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