Ladies, these days Miss Hillary is going around with little or no makeup. At her first public appearance and speech after conceding the election (even though she won the popular vote!), Hillary appeared with her new look at the Children’s Defense Fund. This is where Hillary started her career, and we hope the new look isn’t a bad sign or exit.
Of course, Hillary’s critics said she looked bad and shouldn’t speak in public without make-up. But, a lot of these people are “haters” and would criticize anything Hillary did to her appearance. So, how can you take their remarks seriously? Then, there were Hillary’s ardent supporters, who applauded her make-up free look. They say Hillary shouldn’t be expected to wear make-up and people should focus on what she says instead of her looks.
Yes, that’s right! We should listen to what Hillary says (and what women say in general…) and not focus on her looks. That’s why SuzyKnew! says “Hillary, put your war paint on!” There is a battle ahead of us. The big change makes people focus on Hillary’s looks (even though they shouldn’t…) and speculate what it all means. Does the change mean Hillary’s stressed or will be she be different, is she going to withdraw from public life, etc…? Those who follow Hillary more closely may know she changes her look from time to time, and the look she had for the campaign took a lot of time and work. But, for those of us who don’t follow Hillary’s every career move, it’s concerning. And, during these post-election days where anxiety is high, having perhaps the most powerful woman in the country make a drastic change to her looks is disconcerting. Familiarity is comforting and encouraging during these uncertain times.
Plus, Miss Hillary looked g-o-o-d! Strong and upbeat!
Make-up can be empowering for women. For many it gives a woman strength to take control.
Hillary’s message at the Children’s Defense Gala was strong and inspiring: She encouraged us to stay engaged at every level. This is how we will bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice and make the impossible possible.
It will be a battle to achieve justice. It will be a battle to fight for our values.
Ladies, do you have your war paint on?
Photo Courtesy of Reuters