Monday 20 November 2017

Why women hate Hillary and Angelina

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Photo: REUTERS/Brian Snyder
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Photo: REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

The lines between entertainment and politics have become blurred to the point of fusion. We now find ourselves in the bizarre situation where celebrities can segue seamlessly into international politics, but serious politicians like Hillary Clinton are increasingly expected to behave like celebrities in order to gain any traction with the voting public.

America's media is currently engaged in an oscillating obsession over two feisty females - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Angelina Jolie Pitt. One is engaged in a multi-million-dollar power struggle involving scores of spin doctors, political war rooms, and international subterfuge; the other is running as the Democratic candidate to become the next president of the United States.

Now, both ladies are also bound in a very high-stakes public relations war with powerful men. They have impressed in their chosen fields and excelled in ways that most of us never will, but still they live in the shadow of their husbands.

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