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Tim Gunn, everyone's favorite super-gay fashionista, sat down with George Lopez to discuss some serious threats to our government. Just kidding. He basically just rehashed some late '90s SNL jokes about how Hillary Clinton dresses like a man. Most notably, the Project Runway host exclaimed, "Why must she dress that way? I think she's confused about her gender."
He did, in a pandering side note, acknowledge her myriad accomplishments: "I have great respect for her intellect and her tenacity and for what she does for our country in her governmental role. I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion."
Tim Gunn is saying one of two things. He's accusing Hillary Clinton of being confused about her gender because she dresses like a man or he's saying she's confused about her gender because she obviously doesn't give a shit about fashion. And she doesn't; Hillary Clinton has never dressed particularly well, but she's always dressed appropriately. It's not like the woman is wearing sweatpants to the office.
I believe that fashion can be a powerful thing. It has the ability to impart confidence and make bold statements, but it doesn't have to. Not everyone — not even all women — take pleasure in researching upcoming designers and putting together fashion-forward outfits. Dressing yourself is a talent, and not everyone is good at it. It's unfair to expect our female politicians to take on the advancement of American fashion in addition to their political duties, simply because they're women. Not every women loves playing dress-up.