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Maureen Dowd Loves Gendered Jabs (Especially for Democrats)

 by Danielle Maestretti

Tags: media, gendered language, 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Maureen Dowd, Media Matters for America,

No surprise here: A report by Media Matters for America found that Maureen Dowd has “frequently characterized” the 2008 Democratic presidential candidates “using gendered language, specifically characterizing Clinton as masculine, and Obama and Edwards as feminine.”

For those of us who preserve our sanity by avoiding her column altogether, the report serves as a helpful reminder to continue doing so.

(Thanks, Bookforum.)