Hillary Clinton officially announced over the weekend that she will be running for President of the United States in 2016, and no one was surprised. The #Hillary2016 tweets have been circulating since her unsuccessful run in 2008, so as far as the world (aka the Internet) is concerned, her campaign started years ago.
Ahead of her announcement on Sunday, New Yorkers started to notice street art posted around the city of Clinton's face with various messages, including "Don't Say Secretive" and "Don't Say Entitled." While some news outlets have called the posters anti-Hillary art, ANIMAL reports that the messages are actually reference words that the group HRC Super Volunteers have identified as "coded sexism" used by the media to discuss Clinton's politics.
The group contacted Amy Chozick of the New York Times to alert her that they would be listening and watching for the use of certain words and phrases during discussions about Clinton, including "polarizing," "calculating," "disingenuous," "insincere," "ambitious," "inevitable," "entitled," "over confident," secretive," "will do anything to win," "represents the past," and "out of touch."
The group has taken credit for the art, posting an image of the posters to Twitter with the caption "Super Volunteers are hitting the streets! #ReadyforHillary."