An unqualified, inexperienced, gun-toting, American-flag bikini-wearing pretty face. And don’t get me started on the Hillary comparisons. Really? You’re going to compare an inexperienced, hillbilly, to an accomplished, experienced, intelligent woman? What exactly are we comparing here? That both women have vagina? That’s about the only thing that these candidates have in common. And as far as Palin’s comment about shattering the glass ceiling… I’ve got news for you lady. A woman in the VP spot does NOT shatter the glass ceiling. If she did, then Geraldine Ferraro shattered that ceiling 20 years ago on the Democratic ticket. A woman on the VP spot is just not good enough. An inexperienced woman on the VP spot is even worst. That is NOT shattering the glass ceiling. That’s setting the feminist movement back another 100 years. (more…)
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Posted in Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, Feminism, Politics, Republicans, tagged Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin does not shatter the glass ceiling, Sarah Palin is NOT Presidential material, Sarah Palin unqualified, Sarah Palin VP on September 3, 2008 | 10 Comments »
Now that Obama has picked his running mate, my five stage grieving process has reached its conclusion. Acceptance. My optimistic side held on to hope, despite the discouraging reality. In the end, I’m not disappointed that his running mate is Biden. I’m disappointed that it’s not Hillary Clinton running for President. The person more likely to beat McCain. Who knows, maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Maybe Obama will beat McCain. I just think that sometimes hope and reality don’t coexist. In my case, my hope for seeing Hillary Clinton in the White House could not co-exist with the reality of overt sexism and misogyny . As for Obama, the sugarcoated message of hope just doesn’t seem enough to overcome his lack of experience and the Bradley factor. Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Maybe we will get a democrat in the White House. I just think that’s a stronger reality in 2012. Hillary… I’ll see you in the White House in 2012.
Posted in Current Events, Election 2008, Feminism, Politics, Republicans, tagged Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama conservative media, Michelle Obama Fox TV, Michelle Obama under attack on July 9, 2008 | 1 Comment »
I really think you can get a good idea about a man, by looking at his wife. And I like Barack Obama a lot more, because of his wife Michelle. She is an intelligent, accomplished, outspoken woman. Sadly for her, these are qualities that can get a woman in trouble (see Hillary Clinton, Teresa Heinz and many, many more). The minute she opened her mouth, a memo went out at Fox Network to discredit her. The same network that meddled with the 2000 Presidential election is at it again. This time the target is Michelle Obama and the goal is discrediting Barack Obama. (more…)
Political spouses typically fall under two categories… Jackie* or Abigail**. The housewife or the career wife. Throughout history, there have been quite a few extraordinary first ladies… but the ones that seem to come under most scrutiny are the ones that defy traditional gender roles.
Our country is most comfortable with the “Jackie” image of a first lady. Someone who views their role in a marriage as a homemaker, entertainer, and a decorator. Someone who can put aside her ambitions and wholeheartedly support those of her husband’s. Someone who doesn’t threaten the status quo. We are less comfortable with the Abigail prototype. The ambitious wife who wants to be involved outside the kitchen. The one that wants to shape policy. The one who has brains and wants to put them to good use.
Cindy McCain doesn’t threaten the status quo. Michelle Obama does. Barbara Bush didn’t threaten the status quo. Hillary Clinton did. Laura Bush didn’t. Teresa Heinz (Kerry) did. When it comes to political wives, outspoken is out. Soft-spoken is in. Making policy is out. Baking cookies is in. Ambition is definitely out. (more…)
Posted in Current Events, Feminism, Media, Media Bias, Sexism, tagged Chris Matthews, Hillary Clinton and media bias, Hillary Clinton Sexism in the Media, Media Bias, Sexism on June 5, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Sexism Sells — But We’re Not Buying It
When was the last time a male candidate was the victim of such vicious name-calling? When was the last time we accepted blatant racism in the media? Remember the national outrage over Don Imus? Where is the outrage now?
Posted in Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, Feminism, Politics, tagged Barack Obama, blatant sexism in media, Chris Matthews, Clinton ends campaign, Hillary Clinton, institutionalized sexism, mark rudov, media and sexism, media bias Clinton, sexism and Clinton campaign, sexism in media, sexism mainstream media on June 4, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
Looks like she’s going to concede, end her run and endorse Senator Obama. I’m sad. Really sad. As a good democrat, I will vote for Obama. This whole process has made me very disheartened. And I know that the process has been very different for Obama supporters. He ran a good campaign, but he also received a very different treatment from the media. I hate how the media treated Hillary Clinton. The vicious name calling — monster, she-devil and bitch among many — left me sick in my stomach. (more…)
Posted in Current Events, Dating, Democrats, Election 2008, Feminism, Life, Politics, tagged Barack Obama, democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton, nerve.com, Online dating, online dating rejection, politics and dating, sexism and democratic primaries, sexism and politics on March 31, 2008 | 8 Comments »
So a few weeks ago I joined Nerve.com and I have to say that so far I’m impressed with the selection. I’ve been exchanging emails with some interesting guys and one of my Nerve boys asked for my email address. We were having technical difficulties with Nerve so I gave him one of my email addresses. The one that doesn’t show my actual name so he can’t google me and get too much info about me. So we exchanged some emails, discussed some politics, and this led to my first online rejection. The best part of this rejection? It had nothing to do with looks, but it was over political candidates. And I wasn’t rejected by a conservative, but by another liberal. So I figured I’d share. (To protect his identity, I deleted his email address and his last name.) (more…)
Posted in Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, Feminism, News, Politics, tagged Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Chris Dodd, Clinton, Dick Cheney, evil Bush, evil Cheney, George Bush, Hillary, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John Kerry, Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Ted Kennedy on March 21, 2008 | 7 Comments »
Today, Bill Richardson joined the parade of mostly white, male politicians endorsing Barack Obama. I find it interesting that the guy who benefited so much from the Clinton administration, decided to endorse Barack Obama, instead of Hillary Clinton. Why? Because the boys club of Washington does NOT want a woman in the White House. They think it’s good enough that we have Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, 3rd in line from the Presidency. The good news is that we’re only a heart attack and an assassination* away from having a woman president. The bad news is that this scenario is highly unlikely. (more…)
Posted in Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, Feminism, Politics, tagged Barack Obama, Feminist Movement, Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton monster, Samantha Power, women's movement on March 16, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
The word monster has been used a lot recently to describe Hillary Clinton and every time I hear this word my stomach turns. I detest the likes of Samantha Power. Samantha Power set the women’s movement back by hundred years by calling Hillary Clinton a monster. In fact, there’s a generation of women who are reaping the benefits of the feminist movement but have no problem castigating women like Hillary Clinton.