Monday, April 13, 2015

Is Jeb Bush Coy?

From today's Star Tribune, the first of what I'm sure will be many mildly sexist headlines about Hillary Clinton:

Yes, I can imagine the word "coy" being used for a male candidate who waited a long time to declare. But it's a gendered word; one of its synonyms is "coquettish," after all. Why not avoid it?

It could be worse, though. I suppose it could have said, "No longer coy, Clinton is asking for it."

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