Tuesday, February 26, 2008

more sexism in language

When Obama used the word 'periodically' recently, he got in trouble with feminists who read in some subtle reference to 'female troubles'. Today he might have crossed that bridge again, by using the word "flow".

With tensions rising between the two remaining Democratic candidates, Obama was asked about Clinton's mocking comment that he was selling a vision of "celestial choirs" in attempting to persuade voters he could solve problems.

"I think things have gotten a little hotter over the last couple of days, but these things have gone, sort of, in ebbs and flows," Obama said.