Back in my academic days I would have the same conversation over and over again with successive waves of (mostly female) students. You know, the one that goes like this:
THEM: I'm not a feminist, but ...
ME: How would you define a feminist? What would you say a feminist is?
THEM: Feminists are hairy-legged lesbians in overalls who go to demonstrations and are shrill and scream a lot and hate men. If I was a feminist I would never get a boyfriend and nobody would ever want to marry me.
[Mass gestures of curl-patting, nose-powdering and swishing of short silken skirts.]
ME: And you know this how?
THEM: We see it on TV!
ME: Okay; what sex would you say the person holding the camera was? The director? The writer? The producer? The station company CEO? The owner of the station?
THEM: Oh. Um.
With that in mind, read the post I've linked to down there. It's not so much 'about' Hillary Clinton as it is about the way she has been represented in the US meeja.
I don't even know if I'm barracking for Clinton. Most people are telling me not to. Yes I know what she said about Iraq and alas yes I also know what she's now said about Iran. Yes I know she tells lies (just like every other politician on the planet, but still). Yes yes yes I know.
Anyway. Read this. And do watch the clip.