These people truly have too much time on their hands. We suppose calling her Grandma, The Pantsuit or Monica Ex-Boyfriend’s Wife would be preferable.
We can work with that.
There’s Beyoncé and Madonna, Cher and Prince. And now Hillary.
It may not be exactly the same as the long list of celebrities known by their first names. But Hillary Clinton has become known simply as Hillary in bumper stickers and headlines, on Twitter and Facebook, around water coolers and in coffee shops.
Yet some Americans, mostly women, don’t think the former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady should be called by just her first name.
“I think it’s pretty unjust,” said Monica Warek, 23, on a recent visit to Washington from New York City. “I think it shows the level of inequality that still exists in the workforce and just in general in society.”
So a woman who’s been an utter failure at everything she’s ever done is seemingly a shoo-in for the White House and she’s a victim of inequality. Got it.
Kathy Sullivan, a Democratic activist who co-chaired Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign in New Hampshire, said she has long noticed that women politicians in her own state are called by their first names. The first-in-the-nation presidential primary state boasts a female governor and an all-female congressional delegation to Washington.
“It has nothing to with political party,” Sullivan said. “It reflects a tendency of some people, but it may be totally unconscious.”
People don’t even realize how evil they are. So we should elect this shady woman to prove otherwise. Makes total sense.
Deborah Tannen, a linguistics professor at Georgetown University who referred to Clinton in her book, “Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work,” said Clinton may be called by her first name in part because “Hillary” is more distinctive than common female names such as Susan or Mary. (Clinton’s mother had said she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand explorer who with Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 2006, her aides said that was not true.)