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The Feminist Life: The Shallow Expectations Keeping Women Out of Politics

This month’s Vanity Fair frets over how much problem-solving time a woman president would instead spend on her hair

Normally, I like Vanity Fair a lot. It’s a publication that still boasts a commitment to covering Kennedys (especially my favorite one, Jackie). Plus, I once witnessed someone asking editor-in-chief Graydon Carter why the magazine continued to feature things, such as royalty—American or otherwise—that younger potential readers don’t care about. He seemed confused, surprised, and unrepentant, all qualities I respect very much in a person or magazine.

Chris Christie at a town hall event in New Jersey in 2011. Photo by Bob Jagendorf via Wikimedia Commons

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