This Post Originally Appeared on February 19, 2008 at www.xanga.com/rumpusgoopus
Hey! You know what this weblog needs, don’t you? More stuff on Obama! In fact, it needs more links to Slate.com! It basically has had none of those in the past couple months!
Okay, so I’ve been actually very focused on the feminist response to the respective campaigns for a few weeks, but I’ve never written about it here for fear of being seen as a misogynist, sexist white male as apparently all Obama supporters are (sexist and misogynist, that is). I came extremely close to commenting on the Huffington Post editorial titled “Patriarchy: 1000, Clinton: 0” after Obama’s sweep, but I refrained. I refrained even though when I told my wife the name of the article, she laughed and thought that it was a headline of the kind you would find on The Onion. And yet, even though females I know found the editorial to be rather abhorrent, I still didn’t comment.
And finally, after all this time, I finally have decided: I’m still not going to comment. It’s actually probably a mistake for me to not express my actual feelings regarding this issue since it’s much easier to read into what I think, but I’ll simply say this. Slate.com’s “XX Factor” blog has usually supplied the appropriate feminist commentary on the election. As such, I will rely on them in general, and a recent post in specific, to express my ideas on the election in regards to feminism.
Obama’s Sexist Dog Whistle
Barack Obama brought up Hillary Clinton’s period! “I understand that Senator Clinton periodically,” (See? He said it!) “when she’s feeling down, launches attacks as a way of trying to boost her appeal.” Clearly, he was saying his rival ought to look into hormone replacement therapy…
Make sure to click on the link and read the entire post, and also check out the rest of the blog. And, with that, I shall leave to rest many rants I’ve held in my head in regards to this topic.
“I Swear I Don’t Hate Women” Charlie