Archive for the ‘sexism’ Category

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If You’re Not 100% With Us, You Are Against Us.

23 July, 2009

The aptly nicknamed Foes of Fucking (FoF) (I though that PhillyChief coined that, but it may have been the Grumpy Lion) claim that their goal is to eliminate abortions.  The radical Christian and political right, of course, couch it in family terms:  what about the children?  We have to protect the children! 

BULLSHIT!

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A Response From a Clued-In American to a Clueless Brit

16 April, 2009

Yunshui asked (on my post Happy Teabagging Day!) for an explanation of what the hell the right was trying to do with the whole teabagging thing:

Somebody fill me in here – as a Brit who, frankly, can’t be arsed hunting through an infinite pile of porn sites to find the current (political)definition of “teabagging”, I’m at a loss as to what all these teabaggers clogging up the intertubes are actually protesting about. Something to do with taxes? Can somebody please explain to me what “teabagging” is (I know enough slang to realise that it’s a very unfortunate choice of moniker, but I’m not entirely sure what the Republicans mean by it)?

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The Ultimate Dummies Book

2 April, 2009

Obstructionism for Dummies.  Like they need it.

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Ultimate Protest

31 March, 2009

Do you ever feel like you want to protest something?  Or everything?  But each different thing that you protest needs a new sign, right?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an all-purpose protest sign?  One that tells the world you hate everything that your version of god(s) hates? 

Well, (via hissingteakettle (attribution under Creative Commons)) here it is: Read the rest of this entry ?

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These are Sick Fucks.

23 February, 2009

UPDATE (133524FEB09):  Upon further study (with help from comments) I have decided that this is either a very well done Poe, or a very scary site designed to scare women away from health care.  I lean more toward the latter explanation.  I now doubt that the site actually has such a database. The site, most likely, is an attempt to terrorise women into making a decision based upon guilt or fear, rather than what is best for her.  If so, it may be legal, but they are sick fucks.   However, the mere fact that it is believable says much about how insane things have become in the United States.

A website, called AbortionTracker.com (warning — this is a very sick site), has taken upon itself this mission: “We wish to help make the world a better, more conservative, wholesome, place, by God, so we will always protect your personal privacy above all else.”  Actually, that is their privacy statement.  And the privacy is promised only for those who invade the privacy of women who legally visit women’s health centers and send the information to AbortionTracker. Read the rest of this entry ?

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An Infuriating Case From Italy

9 February, 2009

One frequent apologetic which shows up in conversation is the blatant canard that religion does no harm.  I’ll pause here for a moment so we can consider Jerusalem, Carcassone, Magdeburg, and Salonika (among thousands of cities and towns).  For those who prefer outrages on a personal level, remember Terry Schiavo?  And today’s politicians much prefer tragedies one at a time.  They can toss a bone to the radical religious right voters. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Prairie Muffins?

21 January, 2009

When I was a kid (actually, until a few minutes ago), the term ‘prairie muffin’ referred to this:

prairie-muffin

These were also referred to a meadow muffins, cow pies, cow chips (when dried), and (on one very uncomfortable day) third base.  Then I visited An Apostate’s Chapel (to be fair, I visit Chappies site almost daily) and discovered, down in one of the comments, a link to the Prairie Muffin ManifestoRead the rest of this entry ?

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McCain and the Women’s Vote

10 September, 2008

One of the hopes of McCain’s Rovian Minions (MRMs) was that Sarah Palin would attract the votes of White Women.  Unfortunately, it appears to have worked (in the short term, most likely):  White Women have moved from Obama by 12 points to McCain by 8 points.  Perhaps White Women need to be reminded just how much John S. McCain respects women. 

Let’s step into the WayBack Machine.  All the way back to last century.  1986, to be exact.  Speaking to the National League of Cities and Towns in Washington, DC, McCain said:

Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, “Where is that marvelous ape?”

Sex is wonderful fodder for humour.  Jokes about rape, an act of sexual violence which has little to do with sex, is most definately not Kosher.

Wait.  That was 22 years ago.  I was a twenty-year-old sophomore in college trying to figure out how to get the girl-who-would-be-known-as-(((Wife))) to notice me.  I’m certainly not the same person I was back then.  I’ve grown.  Matured.  Developed some distinguished gray hair (shut up, (((Girl))), it’s gray, not white!).  Maybe John McCain has matured.

Not too long ago (back in June, to be exact), the McCain campaign scheduled a fundraiser with a Texas oilman who offered up rape as equivalent to the weather while running for governor. “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it,” said Clayton Williams in 1990. The public noticed.  The event was postponed.  That way, McCain could say he was sensitive to women (especially young ones, apparently (down, boy!)) and Williams (the erstwhile gubernatorial candidate) didn’t have to tell all his rich pals that the event was cancelled.

Add to this McCain’s treatment of Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, his first wife, all of his mistresses, and all of Hillary Clinton’s supporters (vote for McCain, McCain selected a woman as his running mate), and we see a definate pattern of mysogynistic authoritarianism.

Wake up and take your meds, Mr. McCain.  It is no longer the 1950s.  Women are a fully integrated part of our economic, social and cultural life in America.  I know it’s hard,  but try treating women as human beings, not tits, asses, cunts, ovaries, wombs and dresses.