Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:April 8th, 2015 14:22 EST

Is It Sexist to Call Hillary Clinton By Her First Name Only?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"There`s Beyoncé and Madonna, Cher and Prince. And now Hillary.

It may not be exactly the same as the long list of celebrities known by their first names. But Hillary Clinton has become known simply as Hillary in bumper stickers and headlines, on Twitter and Facebook, around water coolers and in coffee shops.


Yet some Americans, mostly women, don`t think the former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady should be called by just her first name."


Most celebrities who are known by their first names only are successful, famous and personable. We call Madonna and Prince by their first names only, because we love their music and their personalities.

We don`t refer to Hillary Rodham Clinton as "Hillary" because we love her so much, we call the bi*** by her first name only to distinguish her from her loveable scamp of a husband. If we called her by her surname only, people would think we were talking about Slick Willy.

It`s not sexist to refer to Hillary by her first name only; it`s certainly preferable to the names that she`s usually called.

If Hillary runs for President of the United States I hope that she`ll be called "loser" when everything is said and done.

Read more here:

Photo Credit:

Follow Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: