Ms. Givhan’s piece uses the neckline as a tool with which to examine Mrs. Clinton’s uneasy balancing act with femininity as she seeks power in a male-dominated world.
The campaign, meanwhile, is using the article as a tool to build up its bank account. From Ms. Lewis’s appeal:
Frankly, focusing on women’s bodies instead of their ideas is insulting. It’s insulting to every woman who has ever tried to be taken seriously in a business meeting. It’s insulting to our daughters — and our sons — who are constantly pressured by the media to grow up too fast.
Ms. Lewis also lamented that Mrs. Clinton’s wardrobe became a subject in Monday’s Democratic presidential debate. When asked to mention something he didn’t like about Mrs. Clinton, John Edwards expressed reservations about her coral pink jacket, while Senator Barack Obama defended it.
It took some doing to find an excerpt without the "C" word. (not referring to "Clinton", or the other one)