Friday, December 9, 2016

Political correctness aside, Donald Trump, TIME's whosie of the year is a man's world

Trump: Time changed award to 'Person of the Year' to be 'politically correct'.  (The Hill, 12/8/2016)
“They used to call it ‘Man of the Year,’ but they can’t do that anymore — they want to be politically correct. That’s OK," he said. 
The magazine had called the award the “Man of the Year” since it launched in 1927. It changed to “Person of the Year” in 1999.  [Which, I suspect, many Trump supporters consider fake news.]

The women of the year:
  1. Wallis Simpson (1936)
  2. Soong Mei-ling (1937; 2nd billed to her husband Chiang Kai-shek)
  3. Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
  4. Corazon C. Aquino (1986)
  5. Angela Merkel (2015)
I suppose we could also include the 1975 group pick -- American women -- but it seems so damn patronizing.

"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" debuted at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 30, 1966.  It peaked at #8 for 2 weeks and spent 9 weeks on the chart.

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