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Love this “Letter to the Editor”

January 15, 2008 2 comments

Found this in the Toronto Star about all the shitty, sexist media coverage that’s been going on with Clinton.

I’ve been appalled by the outright sexism that is apparently perfectly acceptable in U.S. media coverage of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

I’m a public schoolteacher. To me, the disinclination of young women to support Clinton has much to do with the messages they are now subject to in our culture: attract and please males at almost any price; denigrate yourself and other females; and don’t be a feminist – there’s nothing more unattractive.

I could vote for either Clinton or Barack Obama at this point, but I’m deeply disturbed by the process. There’s much talk about building up women in other countries while we punish their successes at home.

I especially like what she says about building women up in other countries and calling their inequality unjust, while our society tears down women who are successful and ambitious. It’s so true and ironic. Where do we actually stand? Is there only so much equality that our society wants for our women? Does our society think that it’s good enough that we don’t get stoned to death and doesn’t want us to have actual equality? Thoughts?

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Misogynist of the day: Chris Matthews

January 14, 2008 1 comment

I first heard about the uproar against Chris Matthews a few days ago on Feministing, and how Media Matters is asking us to email MSNBC to tell them how much we hate the misogyny coming out of Chris Matthews mouth. I sent an email away a few days ago because of it. Now, OpEdNews has a piece on Chris Matthews and how much he sucks.

This piece even goes further back before the presidential campaign, showing us that Matthews has never supported Hillary Clinton in any way.

Matthews has repeatedly utilized his show on MSNBC to resort to a one-man machination crusade against Hillary Clinton. For years, Matthews has used loosely implied sexist epithets, such as referring to Senator Clinton as “Madame Defarge” and “Nurse Ratched,” to defame and disparage her.

But the article makes a great point that this is not just a problem with Hillary Clinton. It is a problem with Nancy Pelosi and the entire population of strong, independent women who are not at home cooking and cleaning.

Should he be fired? I think so.

NBC fired Don Imus for a singular, similar remark and now it’s time to expunge Chris Matthews from MSNBC for his biased, protracted rage against woman, Hillary Clinton and his machismo sexism. It’s time to end the misogyny of Chris Matthews and other such purveyors of a hostile “white men only” bourgeoisie embargo on women in our government and in places of power.

So, if you’re getting fed up/enraged about the sexism that is appearing on MSNBC thanks to Chris Matthews, please click the Media Matters link above and email MSNBC directly, telling them how you feel about Chris Matthews and his misogyny.

Because women only have legs…

January 11, 2008 1 comment

This is a new ad from Marc Jacobs Spring ’08 line. Posh Spice. Legs only.

Legs only

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Although I can’t technically be a part of the committee…

December 22, 2007 1 comment

I just finished watching the film Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

So inspiring and lots of fun too! If you’re able to see it at all, please check it out! You will love it!

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Wow. I didn’t know that breasts were…uh, machine guns?

November 22, 2007 Leave a comment

Heidi Klum Oh, Heidi Klum. She’s in this new commercial for Victoria Secret, and well, I really am speechless. Seriously. Just watch it for yourself!

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Sucky commercial of the day!

November 21, 2007 Leave a comment

This Quizno’s commercial reminds us that the “perfect, pretty girls” are always in control and that the “ugly” people will always want to be them. This link unfortunately doesn’t have the last 2 or 3 seconds, when the woman with the sandwich is flattered when the “perfect” woman says “I hate you.” Blech.

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Oh, eww.

November 15, 2007 Leave a comment

Video games, specifically for girls. No gender neutral games allowed! My personal favourite is “Imagine Babyz” (notice how babies is totally spelt sooo kewl!),

Your character is just a baby-sitter, so you only have to keep the brats out of trouble for short periods. You may need to feed them, entertain them or change their diapers, all tasks that are presented as relatively easy minigames.

Just a babysitter…oh goodness. It’s still feeding the minds of young girls that all they’re good for are raising babies! Besides “Babyz”, there’s also “Master Chef”, “Fashion Designer” and “Animal Doctor” (god forbid a girl actually become a people doctor!)

This stuff truly grosses me out. I have no problem with video games, ok, actually, I hate them, but kids play them and that’s ok. But if girls start playing these games, what the hell are they going to think they should do in life? If they truly decide at 20 that they want to be a stay-at-home-mom, then I’m completely fine with that, but forcefeeding them into something that they may not be is not something I can support.

Yuck.