Irin Carmon: How to talk about a woman's looks

Salon staff writer on Obama's controversial crack -- and female politicians' vulnerability

Published April 11, 2013 2:45PM (EDT)

In this video produced by 92nd Street Y, Salon's Irin Carmon dissects the controversy over President Obama's crack about California attorney general Kamala Harris, and the problem with commenting on female politicians' looks.

Irin Carmon: How to Talk About Women's Looks

By Irin Carmon

Irin Carmon is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @irincarmon or email her at

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