From THE HILL:
Vanity Fair faced sharp criticism on Wednesday from supporters of Hillary Clinton after the magazine posted a video with “New Year’s resolutions” for the former presidential candidate that included retiring from politics.
A video posted on the magazine’s Twitter account Tuesday featured Vanity Fair writers suggesting new hobbies for the 2016 Democratic nominee, including “knitting” and taking “more photos in the woods.”
“Get someone on your tech staff to disable autofill on your iPhone so that typing in ‘F’ doesn’t become ‘form exploratory committee for 2020,’ ” advised another writer.
Clinton has repeatedly denied that she is planning a 2020 presidential run, and spent much of the year on a book tour for her memoir, “What Happened.”
Intended to be biting and funny, writer Maya Kosoff ran aground — and ran afoul of many — when she suggested Clinton, “Take up a new hobby in the new year,” with the options being “Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy ― literally anything that will keep you from running again.” It was the suggestion that the former secretary of state take up knitting that aroused ire across Twitter.
Specifically, users took umbrage with the sexist implications of telling a woman what to do and the inclusion of the very gendered imperative to knit.
You can see some of the Tweets responding to the video here.
In addition to Maya Kosoff (pictured above) the other
shitheads HIVE editors being incredibly not funny in the video are Abigail Tracy, Claire Landsbaum, Bess Levin, Benjamin Landy and Jon Kelly.