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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 03:28 PM
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7. it is generally disrespectful
and it is not uncommonly used wrt women to diminish their status.

OTOH, context is everything: on DU I think it's more commonly used to distinguish Senator Clinton from President Clinton. It could also be taken as a sign of affection.
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  -Why is Hilary Clinton the only Democrat routinely referred to... BlooInBloo  Mar-12-06 03:22 PM   #0 
  - Because the name Hillary implies everything there is about her.  liberal N proud   Mar-12-06 03:24 PM   #1 
  - well, it does distinguish her from a certain OTHER clinton....  unblock   Mar-12-06 03:25 PM   #2 
  - bonk!  BlooInBloo   Mar-12-06 03:35 PM   #11 
  - You mean Dubya?  eallen   Mar-12-06 04:13 PM   #21 
  - Hillary. H-I-double "l" A-R-Y. (n/t)  oasis   Mar-12-06 05:40 PM   #41 
  - What is wrong with Senator Clinton?  oldcoot   Mar-12-06 04:21 PM   #26 
  - That's what she ran as in her campaign. Hillary!  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-12-06 03:25 PM   #3 
  - LOL. n/t  MuseRider   Mar-12-06 03:28 PM   #8 
  - gmao  Pastiche423   Mar-12-06 04:34 PM   #30 
  - maybe because when you say  mzteris   Mar-12-06 03:25 PM   #4 
  - I refer to her as Clinton all the time.  greyhound1966   Mar-12-06 03:26 PM   #5 
  - That's ok....  BlooInBloo   Mar-12-06 03:40 PM   #13 
     - I agree with that, the whole diminution of women thing really get under  greyhound1966   Mar-12-06 04:18 PM   #25 
  - because there are 2 important Clintons  flyingfysh   Mar-12-06 03:26 PM   #6 
  - it is generally disrespectful  Retrograde   Mar-12-06 03:28 PM   #7 
  - No, I think on DU it's the diminutive that's intended...  BlooInBloo   Mar-12-06 03:38 PM   #12 
     - Disagree. In the US there is a naming convention w/ Presidents.  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-13-06 12:57 AM   #44 
  - It's for brevity and convenience...  Mythsaje   Mar-12-06 03:28 PM   #9 
  - Maybe because quite a few DUers don't actually respect her?  FlemingsGhost   Mar-12-06 03:29 PM   #10 
  - Touche!  BlooInBloo   Mar-12-06 03:41 PM   #14 
  - Nancy, Barbara, Dianne, etc.  Disturbed   Mar-12-06 03:42 PM   #17 
  - There are many male politicians I do not respect  oldcoot   Mar-12-06 04:25 PM   #27 
  - And those same DUers want to see a Republican in the White House  Texacrat   Mar-13-06 01:32 AM   #46 
  - Lieberman gets referred to by his first name a lot  Hippo_Tron   Mar-13-06 01:34 AM   #47 
  - First ladies are always called by their first names.  bee   Mar-12-06 03:41 PM   #15 
  - I don't know...I do it out of affection actually...  SaveElmer   Mar-12-06 03:42 PM   #16 
  - It's obviously to distinguish her from Bill.  dorkulon   Mar-12-06 03:45 PM   #18 
  - It's her own marketing. She chose it herself, used it in her campaign.  Stephanie   Mar-12-06 04:09 PM   #19 
  - Here, look at her own website. That's what she chooses to call herself.  Stephanie   Mar-12-06 04:11 PM   #20 
  - I think the first name appellation was chosen BEFORE....  BlooInBloo   Mar-12-06 04:16 PM   #23 
     - You have not evidfence for that.  Stephanie   Mar-13-06 07:14 AM   #48 
  - Because she's a woman.  SmokingJacket   Mar-12-06 04:15 PM   #22 
  - Good 2nd example - thx!  BlooInBloo   Mar-12-06 04:26 PM   #28 
  - The press uses all their willpower to keep from calling her *the missus*  valerief   Mar-12-06 04:18 PM   #24 
  - Her PAC is called "Friends of Hillary."  flpoljunkie   Mar-12-06 04:29 PM   #29 
  - maybe they should follow Southern custom and call her "Miss Hillary"  yurbud   Mar-12-06 04:47 PM   #36 
  - Because she's a gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl . . . . .  Peanutcat   Mar-12-06 04:35 PM   #31 
  - It's a fairly unique and distinctive name ....... Like Oprah.  lpbk2713   Mar-12-06 04:37 PM   #32 
  - there are two well-known politicians named clinton  pitohui   Mar-12-06 04:38 PM   #33 
  - It is more precise than Clinton, which could also be her husband  yurbud   Mar-12-06 04:40 PM   #34 
  - Do you still call people "Mr. So and So" in your personal life?  yurbud   Mar-12-06 04:46 PM   #35 
  - People don't like that Senator Hillary Clinton has learned the.....  Minnesota Libra   Mar-12-06 05:33 PM   #37 
  - As I always say to my husband,  bumblebee1   Mar-13-06 01:30 AM   #45 
  - Some people are so big (famous) they only need one name, Like Cher,  Mitt Chovick   Mar-12-06 05:35 PM   #38 
  - It distinguishes her from Bill Clinton. When you talk of Clinton  Cleita   Mar-12-06 05:36 PM   #39 
  - Hill is tops with me. (n/t)  oasis   Mar-12-06 05:38 PM   #40 
  - She chose that approach  Solo_in_MD   Mar-12-06 06:53 PM   #42 
  - Don't know if you've ever gotten a letter from ...  Laelth   Mar-12-06 06:57 PM   #43 

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