More and more, any attack on Hillary Clinton that has to do with either her age or physical appearance has been deemed "sexist" in the media.
My problem with this, is that this is a practice that has gone on with pretty much every notable politician. For example:
Does anyone here remember that shirtless pic of Obama jogging on the beach? No one considered that pic to be "sexist", and no one scrutinized the media for fawning over him (like the media with Sarah Palin's 'Time' photo)?.
Or what about Chris Christie, who gets made fun of constantly for his weight?
Or Donald Trump who's constantly mocked for his hair?
What about Bill Clinton, who was constantly mocked for being overweight (like David Letterman who referred to Clinton as "Tubby" for years)? What about those who mocked Bob Dole on account of his age?
Keep in mind: this is NOT an issue of diverting attention away from sexism that women face. This is a matter of people taking offense when a female politician is scrutinized for physical appearance or age, which are things that male politicians have always been scrutinized for. To me, this seems to be an unfair way to silence critics of Hillary who mock her hair while Trump's hair is a public laughingstock.
One can also say that since every aspect of life is more difficult for women, that this double-standard balances everything else. Perhaps. However, if we're talking about elected office and choosing those who will govern us, this doesn't seem right.
Then again, Americans also need to wise-up and stop electing candidates as if selecting the senior prom king or queen. If Americans were really this mature, this double-standard would be a non-issue.