Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Friday, December 19, 2014

This One was For the Ladies

So, what happens when the President calls on journalists that just happen to be the people in the dedicated presidential press-pool who haven't really been called on the most--and they all happen to be female?

Weird, right?

So, like, if only men got called, this wouldn't even be a thing. It would be a regular day. Only men got called--mostly representative of the press pool. No cause for alarm.

But only women get to ask questions--BFD!

Since I think most of us wimmen-folk have similar concerns to men-folk, I will say this is just a cool way of reminding that reporting is a job we can thankyouverymuch do just as well. But it was also a nice backhand at the institutions that tend to consider female reporters as "distaff": rather than serious journos, and don't give sweet presidential coverage spots to women. Because really--asking questions? Not really a gendered activity, is it?  I know I have questions.

Anyway--yay, brief moment of singled-out equality-ishness! And that actually is, however backhanded, my positive spin on it.

1 comment:

Tengrain said...

I'm sort of ashamed I never noticed the gender of the reporters, usually I was so busy laughing at the inane questions. Helen Thomas excepted.