Chris Matthews discussed the perceived “sexist” code words Hillary Clinton supports are spreading on “Hardball” Monday night.
Matthews and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus disregarded any notion of the 13 words exhibiting any idea of sexism.
“This is a wildfire potentially,” Matthews started off. “I want you to jump on these. I want to take each one at a time.”
Matthews and Marcus started going through each of the 13 words, ranging from “polarizing” to “inevitable,” and even “represents the past.” (RELATED: Here Are The Words Hillary’s Supporters Won’t Let You Say)
While Marcus would concede that most of the words are indeed true about Clinton, none of them were “gender related” in any way, shape or form.
“I’d like to say two things,” Marcus told Matthews. “I think it’s really important for us to be conscious of language and conscious of sexism and I just bristle — and I don’t think that’s a sexist term either. I just bristle when people outside try to give me lists of approved language.”
“I would like to write a column using every darn one of those 13 words,” Marcus added.
Marcus did, however, note there are terms that could be used against the former first lady that could come off as sexist, including “hysterical” and anything involving her clothing.