Sunday, February 17, 2008

the woman-hating of hillary-hating

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girls on film


"How do we beat the bitch?!"

-- A supporter of John McCain, at a rally for the presumptive Republican nominee for the Presidency (who responded, "Excellent question.")

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Barbara Walters wants to know whether former president Clinton will organize the Easter egg hunt or fuss over Christmas decorations if there is a future President Clinton.
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Dick Cheney is worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has shrunken the "big sticks" of the once-tough guys who were the vice president's colleagues in Congress.
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Tee hee hee.
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--Ruth Marcus (click to continue to read the above right-on op-ed in The Washington Post)
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When a sexist idiot screamed “Iron my shirt!” at[Hillary Clinton], it was considered amusing; if a racist idiot shouted “Shine my shoes!” at [Barack Obama], it would’ve inspired hours of airtime and pages of newsprint analyzing our national dishonor.

...This is not funny. This is not “Clinton hating,” not “Hillary hating.” This is sociopathic woman-hating. If it were about Jews, we would recognize it instantly as anti-Semitic propaganda; if about race, as KKK poison... Where is our sense of outrage—as citizens, voters, Americans?
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--Robin Morgan (click to read her entire article in the Women's Media Center news)

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“You can … discuss this avalanche of misogyny without endorsing her campaign …”

-- Bill Moyers in conversation with Kathleen Hall Jamieson (from Amy King's blog post How to Hate Hillary)

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And go here to Amy's blog for another important read, indeed. And to view an insightful yet disturbing YOU TUBE video clip

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2 comments:

megalopoet said...

thanks for this: i've found it so troubling, yet... in my gemini-way, i can see why... and this makes me feel very icky. can't i just put my head back in the sand?

glad you're feeling better!
many x's & oh's!

amy said...

Isn't it a sad state of affairs? Thanks for spreading the word, S!