When asked by CNN about the makeup-less photo of her in Bangladesh making the rounds this week, Hillary confirmed that her appearance is “just not something I think is important anymore.” Fox News aside, the world rejoiced over that sentiment. She “does not need to fret about having the right sort of career-enhancing wardrobe, haircut or makeup,” wrote Robin Givhan for the Daily Beast. “She could arrive for a diplomatic meeting wearing flip-flops and blue jeans and no one would doubt her authority.” Styleite’s Jada Wong responded simply with, “Yeah, she rules.” (via How Hillary Clinton Convinced Us Not To Care About Her Clothes)
I’ll admit I jumped on the sexist judgmental bandwagon when it was Barack vs. Hillary. I never disliked her – I actually admire her – but it was easy to call her out for her pantsuits. I’ve grown up more (I think), and I fully recognize that Hillary is badass. I hope we all got over that spell of immaturity, too.