- Peggy Drexler: Chris Matthews comments praising Melania Trump's looks are creepy
- But his comments point up reality about power of beauty, she says
- Drexler: Key point: It shouldn't affect our view of her husband's fitness as presidential prospect
Peggy Drexler is the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and a former gender scholar at Stanford University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)Viewers of Donald Trump's victory speech in Indiana on Tuesday night may have noticed the GOP candidate's subtle, undoubtedly intentional, foregrounding of wife Melania as the pair approached the podium, her smile as gleaming white as her impeccably fitted dress.