August 07, 2006

More Politics

I noted sometime over the weekend Dan Malloy's ads showing John Destefano's head on a woman's body. Others have noticed as well. The point, that Destefano has some problematic areas around women's issues, is made. But the "putting a man's head on a woman's body", regardless of the point, has misogynist echoes - because calling a man a "woman" is always an insult. Consider the semi-infamous Blackface Joe ad (Jane Hamsher) or how it would have played to put a candidates face on an obviously ethnic body.

Malloy team, the ad backfired. This woman is not amused and less likely to vote for your candidate as a result of seeing that ad.

Edit: Hey, the Courant also has an article about the issue here.

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