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June 16, 2008

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zom

1)i'm so good, my driving tester drew a smiley face on my sheet when i was 16.
2)Hilary was never just a candidate. she was a female candidate and she never let us forget it.and it's not like we wanted to ignore it, it's just that it isn't an issue anymore, it's not 1910.
3)gibson girl reference: you have won my historical artist respect. people don't know what the fuck i'm talking baout when i use the reference.
4)yup. feel like an alien. embarrassed by the species i live with. waiting for my people to come get me ala' E.T...isn't that how cults are born though?

wait, what was this post about?

a person

zom

1) what are you talking about?

2) "isn't an issue anymore"? ummm...did you click on the link?

3) not worth a comment...

4) you don't get sun ra? i'm sorry.

zom

person:
1) parallel parking. y'know, the opening of this blog.
2)clicked on link, still my opinion. is that okay?
3)
4)i get sun-ra, but went on a tangent.
5)what's up your butt? this place is about conversations, opinions, music and musings.

bartleby

Gee, DJ Trouble I think you are right. I don't pretend to understand the 'parking as metaphor for everything,' mindset, but I think you avoid even that pitfall. I will say though that riding the bus requires that people get along rather than shouting at the windshield.
I do agree though that a major contender for a party nomination in a U.S. election, during said election year, is not an issue. I mean, how could it be? I suppose it's irrelevance could be explained with a parking metaphor.

P.S. DJ Trouble, I know your parking story was not really a metaphor .

Dale Hazelton

I'll wager you only get a Geraldine Ferraro or Hillary Clinton (not drawing comparisons between them) once a generation or so because women don't genarally possess the blatant hubris most men have that lures them into politics. I think Hillary felt some of that entitlement, however. I've heard (on NPR) many women say they won't vote for Barack because they were counting on a woman president. Well, not voting for Barack is voting for McCain, so I hope they reconsider....

And I'm not sure what is worse -- a polygamist sect practicing a touch of mind control, or the authorities who violated their rights and illegally seized their children. The child welfare system in Texas is extremely lucky that nothing happened like the fiasco at the Branch Davidian Compound where over 70 people, many children, were burned alive.

trouble

yes bartleby, it's true, the parking story is not a metaphor. I used it as a segue. I just can't stop with the seques, even while off-duty.

Norm

It's nice to know that you can paralell park, but I don't think the intro worked as a segue. You didn't really connect the parking story to the rest of the article. Infact, the whole post could benefit from some better organization. Sometimes it was hard to understand what you were getting at. Maybe that's why everyone is so confused.

That being said, you bring up an important issues, and I enjoyed clicking the links. I especially enjoyed the video where Chris Matthews act's like a douchebag. The man is clearly sexist. It's also apparent that he is an idiot. I don't understand why anyone takes him seriously (or for that matter, why anyone takes cable news seriously). I for one hate to see women pigeonholed by bullheaded ignoramuses like Matthews. Infact, I've stopped watching television news all together, and I encourage others to do the same.

The Pube

The Vagina Dentata Monster was scheduled to join Sesame Street as a female foil to the Cookie Monster.
However, her cry of "Mmmm ME LIKE VAGINA" was deemed too scary for the weens and they went with Big Bird instead.

yazoo

As far as sexism goes, how come only female teacher sex offenders get press coverage in excruciating detail? What I also find disturbing is the ability of females in the media to assist in perpetuating this crap.

And speaking of cults, how come only the guys can get to have multiple sex partners? And frankly, that place was nothing more than a front for male pedophiles.

yazoo

As far as sexism goes, how come only female teacher sex offenders get press coverage in excruciating detail? What I also find disturbing is the ability of females in the media to assist in perpetuating this crap.

And speaking of cults, how come only the guys can get to have multiple sex partners? And frankly, that place was nothing more than a front for male pedophiles.

Dale Hazelton

Nice backhanded compliment, Norm.....

Yazoo, I wasn't trying to defend pedophilia, just saying the Texas family welfare system shouldn't have gone in with guns blazin'. There's no doubt that the patriarchs of the group were taking advantage, but hearsay is not evidence.

I think the scandal of older attractive woman/ adolescent boy is too titillating for newsmen to resist putting it on the front page. It feeds their fantasies. Men have been pedophiles forever though, as a visit to NY's sex offender website will prove....

Dale Hazelton

Nice backhanded compliment, Norm.....

Yazoo, I wasn't trying to defend pedophilia, just saying the Texas family welfare system shouldn't have gone in with guns blazin'. There's no doubt that the patriarchs of the group were taking advantage, but hearsay is not evidence.

I think the scandal of older attractive woman/ adolescent boy is too titillating for newsmen to resist putting it on the front page. It feeds their fantasies. Men have been pedophiles forever though, as a visit to NY's sex offender website will prove....

schlep

I've voted for women for public office before, would gladly do so again, but not when there's a better candidate on offer.
I guess I'm not seeing my sexism, then.

wallet

"I missed that part in the Bible where God says 'doth must coif your hair like a Gibson Girl before I lay down with you, and you, and you...'"

How about in the Doctrine of the Covenants? Even if it's not in there, Mormon prophets can, through the time honored religious trick of the mind, attribute their feelings, impulses, and internal dialogues as communications with God. Want to start having sex with 12 year old girls? Praise God! The arousing bulge in the prophets pants after glimpsing a nubile 12 year girl becomes an instruction from God. Fetish legitimized as doctrine. Does this seam familiar: Respect the authority figure, don't question God's word?

The Fundamentalist Mormons are easy pickings but there's plenty of sexism, perversion and just plain psychological mind gaming to go around in the history of what are now huge, conventional mainstream religions. Religion is a center of power, male dominated power. It's not surprising male sexism is written into the texts nor that religions can be appropriated, exploited, utilized in sexist ways, it follows the power. It would be different if females dominated, but would it be less sexist?

Smith

There's no such thing as "sexism". What drivel.

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