“Unknown but fiery” LG candidate Meg Hansen profiled - VT Digger

For years Meg Hansen has been on the forefront of Vermont health care policy advocacy. So naturally, when Vermont’s online news giant VT Digger profiles her candidacy for lieutenant governor, the first thing they talk about is her pretty skin and big cheekbones. Hmm….I wonder if Democrat Molly Gray also got the ‘pretty young thing’ treatment?

Coming in at just around five feet tall, with bulbous cheek bones and almost shockingly flawless skin, Hansen said she knows her youthful and petite appearance can detract from the issues behind her campaign for lieutenant governor. “A lot of people like to comment on that,” she said. Which is why she tried to evade questions about her exact age. “I’ll be 35 when I’m lieutenant governor,” she said, “I’ll say that.”."

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  • Guy Page
    commented 2020-07-21 17:41:38 -0400
    I found this profile troubling. A young woman reporter focusing on the looks and age of a young woman candidate. Can’t we do better than this?