A recent New York Post article about a People magazine interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand contained items such as this:
After she dropped 50 pounds and got elected to the Senate, one of her favorite older senators walked up behind her, squeezed her waist, and intoned: ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.‚ÄĚ
Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, was quoted as having endured other sexist remarks from unnamed male congressional colleagues and others.
You might think super-feminist Amanda Marcotte would want to ‚Äúout‚ÄĚ the alleged sexist members of Congress, but think again:
Gee, why wouldn‚Äôt a staunch feminist want Sen. Gillibrand to name her harassers?
Ya think political party might have something to do with it?
Don‚Äôt name the harassers? But what if‚Ä¶
However, according to Marcotte, the political party of Gillibrand‚Äôs unnamed harassers has nothing to do with her position:
It‚Äôs worth noting that in the New York Post‚Äôs article People‚Äôs Gillibrand interview, one of the men who made an inappropriate remark to Gillibrand is described as a ‚Äúsouthern congressman,‚ÄĚ another as ‚Äúone of her favorite older senators,‚ÄĚ and another person as a ‚Äúlabor leader.