New York Magazine: Fox News Blondes are 'a Dog Whistle of Whiteness', Wink to Racial Privilege

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Newsbusters

Even in this feminist era, some personal choices women make can still be made fun of, especially when they involve Fox News womenThe latest exhibit is New York magazine’s “Political Peroxide – Blonde privilege” by Amy Larocca, in the August 7, 2017 edition.

The magazine’s Fashion issue features “plus-size” model Ashley Graham on the cover and acceptance of “fat girls” inside, making Larocca’s attack on blonde women — conservative blonde celebrity women in particular — as “a wink-wink to the power of racial privilege” all the more jarring. The complementary graphic featured headshots of 48 blond conservatives including Kellyanne Conway, Katherine Timpf, and Megyn Kelly, rather dehumanizing choice, as if these women had no other distinguishing characteristics.

After a potted genetic history of blonde hair, Larocca got political with a nasty tone:

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