A topic that has made newsrooms across the country is the constant barrage of commentary on Governor Chris Christie’s weight. Like Hilary Clinton’s hair, the Christie weight saga has taken the national stage.
It used to be that only women were scrutinized for their looks – hair, body type, weight, colors, height of their skirt, shoes, and even eyeglasses. A sexist media has micro-targeted women’s looks since the beginning of time.
That’s why Governor Christie’s most recent kerfuffle with Dr. Connie Mariano who stated that she is “worried about this man dying in office” made headlines.
Paul Campos penned this piece in Time Magazine which talks about Christie’s weight and its impact on a potential 2016 Presidential bid. Read his viewpoint which discusses not just the Christie weight factor but the Hilary Clinton age factor: Chris Christie’s Weight Isn’t A Big Issue
What do you think?
Should the media be focused on weight and looks as determinants of fitness for the highest job in the land? Do women get more scrutiny than men for how they look?