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Why Kirsten Gillibrand's Story Didn't Surprise Any Woman On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08:  U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), participates in a news conference to discuss women's heal
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), participates in a news conference to discuss women's health issues at the U.S. Capitol on February 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. Sen. Gillibrand called on Senate colleagues to help prevent efforts to block access to reproductive health care for millions of American women. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Does becoming a member of The Club mean you have to accept its rules?

The buzz over a new book by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) this week has been all about her revelation that some of her male colleagues seem to have a fixation about her weight. She recounts that one expressed concern that she might become “porky;” another made the backhanded suggestion that she was pretty even when she was fat.

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