Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We are not making it up. We are not exaggerating.

This is only a small sampling of the misogynistic crap that is out there All. The. Time. It's not about Hillary. It's not even about women. It's about humans. I'm one of those. We all deserve the respect that comes with our humanity, and white dudez like Tucker Carlson and Chris Matthews need to learn to recognize their privilege.
HT: Shakesville

Oh, yeah, and I missed my Blogiversary again. I've been blogging (on and off) since June 8, 2006. Two years. This blog has lasted longer than any of my romantic relationships.


Dr. Know said...

I saw a lot of this stuff live. (On TV, that is.) I see it every day in the workplace, on the streets, TV news, movies, ads and music videos. And although I'm not a Hillary fan, I think the basest behavior of this country showed in full technicolor during her campaign.

Yet I regularly meet women who wholeheartedly buy into the meme and whose idea of an introduction is to demonstrate how to salaciously suck on a peppermint while leaning over as far as possible to show their cleavage, or dance like a stripper on bartops. (All True Stories.) What I would like is for them to say "Hello" and to engage in a conversation so that I may explore their mind, not their breast size or whether they deep throat. They get insulted that I don't take them home and instead want to talk first. Then I am labled as "gay."

And I am repulsed by the misogyny of it all. It seems that I am surrounded by women who were raised to be male dominated breeders and sperm depositories - not thinkers or even humans. Which probably explains why my past girlfriends were all from Northern cities or California. I have only dated one southern woman - and I was born in Atlanta. And believe me, it made it hard to have ANY relationships, especially in the 80s.

Please excuse the language and misogynistic depictions, but that's just the way it is.

liberalandproud said...

I don't think there was anything wrong with the language. I know that there are women like that out there. As we have seen from Maureen Dowd, Michelle Malkin and others, internalized misogyny is rampant. Men are certainly not the only ones who make sexist comments, and women are not the only ones harmed by them. As I said in my original post, this is a human problem, and we all need to work together to do something about it. Acceptance that there is a problem is the first step, to paraphrase AA.