Feminism is sexist

Discussion in 'Politics' started by angrybellsprout, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy's endorsement of Hillary Clinton's opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, and the Family and Medical Leave Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.
    And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He's picked the new guy over us. He's joined the list of progressive white men who can't or won't handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not "this" one). "They" are Howard Dean and Jim Dean (Yup! That's Howard's brother) who run DFA (that's the group and list from the Dean campaign that we women helped start and grow). "They" are Alternet, Progressive Democrats of America, democrats.com, Kucinich lovers and all the other groups that take women's money, say they'll do feminist and women's rights issues one of these days, and conveniently forget to mention women and children when they talk about poverty or human needs or America's future.

    This latest move by Kennedy, is so telling about the status of and respect for women's rights, women's voices, women's equality, women's authority and our ability - indeed, our obligation- to promote and earn and deserve and elect, unabashedly, a President that is the first woman after centuries of men who "know what's best for us. ​


    http://www.nownys.org/pr_2008/pr_012808.html

    See kids, that is what feminism is about.
     
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  3. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Or maybe he chose Obama because he was the candidate he thought was best suited for the job....Wow theres a thought.
     
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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Kennedy was supposed to back Hillary because she was a women. That's it. Not because of any other reason than that.

    That's stupid. Its embarrassing that some women think that way.
     
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  7. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    And its also sexist = )
     
  8. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    If you object to feminism, then you are sexist...
     
  9. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Or you just object to some of the more radical views that feminism can entail...
     
  10. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    a lot of women will vote for her cuz she's a women, but its assinine to demand that others do so as well.
    if you are a black woman, who are they going to demand you vote for?
     
  11. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    There is nothing radical about the press release that I posted above.
     
  12. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    This organization does not represent the entire movement characterized by the word feminism. They certainly have their agenda.
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    You are sexist if you mock feminism as well
     
  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    agreed. Its like saying Rev Phelps represents all Christians.
     
  15. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    Too bad there is more to NOW than a single family of nutjobs, else you just might have a point.
     
  16. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    They are the most outspoken, and one of the largest, if not the single largest, of the femtard organizations.
     
  17. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    NOW stands up for women the way labor unions stand up for workers. While this particular press release is very poorly composed, we see in the objection ("See kids, that is what feminism is about") the tacit assertion that in order for women to be equal, they must answer to a higher standard than men.

    I do think it would be interesting to hear Senator Kennedy wax philosophical about why he thinks the presidency has never reflected the statistical majority in the United States. Hell, that's a good question for anyone, but since Kennedy is part of the focus here ... yeah, it would be interesting to hear what he has to say.

    I mean, if he just came out and said, "Because no woman can drink me under the table!" well, at least that would be something.
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    so you think NOW represents all women? :shrug:
     
  19. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I would think it more fair to say that he seems to assert that one person at a NOW office in New York represents the whole of feminism.
     
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  20. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    When you can start providing the level of influence on our government that the single family of nutjobs has produced that is on par with NOW, then you can start having a valid opinion instead of simply throwing around bogus analogies.
     
  21. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Just like your throwing out unsupported giberish that you tout as fact.

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  22. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Not just Ted, either - Caroline Kennedy also endorsed Obama, and is rumored to have lobbied Ted on the matter.

    All these Kennedys are betrayers of women. Their previous efforts were jsut for show.

    And they have been preceded in their betrayal by people like Molly Ivins, and other fair weather friends of the supposed progressive wings, who have been truying to undermine a Hillary run for the Presidency for years now.

    Sad days for progressive feminism, indeed.
     
  23. Till Eulenspiegel Registered Member

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    Kennedy backs Obama. Looks like Hillary is the second woman he has killed.
     

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