On This One, I’m Team Hillary

Recently, the Drudge Report put a photo of Hillary Clinton’s face at the top over the headline: “Au Naturel.”  The photos were snapped in Bangladesh and India over the weekend, and people began chattering about how she didn’t look as polished as normal. Though she was wearing red lipstick – and cool glasses! — she didn’t wear foundation.  After the Drudge link appeared, the Washington Post said she looked like a schoolgirl, the Atlantic approved of her appearance, and Fox News said she looked “tired and withdrawn.”

Isn’t it crazy how a little decision like, “should I wear my foundation today?” ended up getting so much national attention?  I’m not a Democrat or an important leader, but it seems a little overdone.

When I was on Dancing with the Stars, I was only nineteen years old. I was active and fit, but I did gain five to ten pounds over the course of the show.  At my heaviest, I was still thinner than a lot of girls my age, but heavier than I am now. I’m not saying this because I’m somehow proud of how I looked on that show. Rather, I’m saying that I’ve been the brunt of jokes, speculation, and criticism about my appearance, and it’s not fun.

When people choose to mock young impressionable females and even more mature national political leaders, it spreads the lie that the value of women resides in their appearance.  As women, we should resist the urge to laugh at our sisters, both Democrats and Republicans alike. Plus, Hillary looks good! I think we should give her credit for not having a make up artist following her around and for being comfortable in her own skin.

And speaking of no makeup, this is what my mom looks like 90% of the time!

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  • Michele

    Your mom’s really pretty without makeup, I don’t think you can compare her to Hillary without makeup…. But great post!
    And your previous post about Obama consulting his daughters is pure gold.

  • Llew

    Keep writing Bristol! Very intelligent!

  • Eric

    No one can mock young women, but you can discriminate and hate on gays. Makes sense.

  • Tulsi

    Maybe if you do more post like these, you won’t get critized as much. I actually like this post.

  • Failin

    Your mom look gross, like she got a horrible spray-on tan and drawn eyebrows.

    • Ron Paul 2012

      Did you just escape from a mental hospital?

  • Ed Robbins

    You & your mother are both gorgeous!

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  • J.C,

    LET ME CLEAR THE AIR~ YOUR MOTHER DOESN NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE SAME COUNTRY AS SECY CLINTON LET ALONG ON THE SAME PAGE AND IN PICTURES….
    AND NO YOU ARE NOT TEAM HILLARY, NOT A MEMBER OF TEAM HILLARY, AND YOU NEVER WILL BE – YOU NEED TO READ YOUR MOM’S HATEFUL BOOK AND TELL HER THAT WE ARE PROUD HILLARY DIDN’T STAYY HOME AND BAKE COOKIES AND MAKE TEAS – AND SHE SHOULD BE TOO – BECAUSE WITHOUT HILLARY – SHE WOULD STILL BE JUST SARAH FROM ALASKA! THE ONLY THING THEY HAVE IN COMMON IN THEIR GENDER!


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