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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Don't understand estimate her intelligents: Sarah Palin uses nonexistent word, compares herself to Shakespeare

I will never forgive John McCain for making this idiot famous.

Did someone tell her that there is no such word as refudiate? Doesn't her BB have a spell-check? I was instantly reminded of Mary J. Blige's now infamous "don't understand estimate my intelligents" tweet.

But this is where the similarities between the two end. While Blige thanked the person(s) who corrected her and acknowledged she made an error, Palin insisted that English is a living language that changes over time and that even Shakespeare liked to "coin new words." This tells me everything I need to know about her character. Not only is she incredibly arrogant, but she seems to see lack of "intelligents" as some kind of virtue. And she is not the only one.

My biggest beef with the Right in this country is the rampant anti-intellectualism among its ranks. The funniest thing is that they claim to hate communists and socialists, but they have way more in common with them than they would like to admit. If you go back and research the rise of various authoritarian communist/socialist regimes, you will see that many were rooted in hatred for educated people disguised as populism. During the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, people were killed for actually looking too smart! Hatred of educated people combined with pandering to the "common man" almost always leads to violence, death and loss of freedom. There needs to be a liberal version of Glenn Beck so he can draw with his whiteboard and make these connections. Does anyone know of a black Nation of Islam member who is decent looking, articulate and media savvy? I think we could make a gold mine.

This disdain for educated, intelligent people is why individuals like Sarah Palin are so embraced by the Right. She knows this, so she doubles down on the dumb at every opportunity. I am sure that after her Twitter faux pas, people will embrace her even more. Her lack of grammar skills are seen as endearing. It makes her more folksy and real. And we all know how the Right loves all things real (Real Republicans, Real Conservatives, Real Americans, etc.) I guess they are not familiar with the phrase "when keeping it real goes wrong."

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I am quite excited about this film. I have been a fan of Angelina Jolie for quite some time, so I am always interested in what she is about to do next (even though I must admit I am not feeling her playing Cleopatra, for reasons explained here). Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to seeing her in Salt.

I love the fact the a woman is starring in the movie as an action lead. How cool is it that Angie was able to land a role that was originally written for Tom Cruise? I don't want to hear any Hollywood actresses whining about how hard it is to get work when this chick was able to get a role the was originally for a man and had the whole storyline changed for her! Angie has so much clout that she pretty much calls the shots. One of the reasons that I think she has been so successful is because she has done a good job in picking the right roles. She has always went for the edgy, complicated roles instead of the sentimental and sweet characters you constantly see in romantic comedies. Jezebel elaborates on this further.

Hopefully Salt does well at the box office because if it doesn't then you know you will never see another movie like this again. Male actors can be in flop after flop but if a woman is not successful she is quickly given the ax. Time will tell. Stay tuned for my review!

h/t Women and Hollywood

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Would YOU Leave Your Man Alone with Nicki Minaj?

If you're Alicia Keys, the answer to that question is a resounding no.

I must admit, I found this tidbit of gossip to be very comical. The visual of Alicia waddling full speed to the studio to babysit Swizz Beats cracks me up. There is a very good possibly that this story is not even true, but the funny (and sad) part is that it could be. How many women feel the need to watch their man like a hawk, especially when he's around around "scandalous" women?

Of course all this does is reinforce the notion that men are slaves to their penises and it is de evil wimmenz fault for tempting them. Which is of course why everyone has attacked Alicia for "stealing" Swizz away from his first wife, while he received virtually no criticism at all. It is quite funny how women are given so much credit. Maybe someone can pass some of that "evil seductress" magic off on me so that I can put a spell on these poor defenseless men.

Has there been a woman that you didn't want your s/o around? Please share!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Wife lost baby at 16 wks. Went for surgery & was screamed at by protesters."

When I read this, I get sad and furious at the same time. Just when I think that human beings have completely maxed out on their ability to be truly despicable and evil, I read something this. I don't want to rehash the entire blog post over here, but I wanted to share some of my thoughts as well and didn't want to take up space at the Daddy Files blog by leaving extremely long comments.

I cannot imagine being a woman looking forward to having a baby, only to be told that as a result of a rare genetic disorder, I will give birth to a stillborn child. Then when I try to avoid the horror of a stillbirth and go to a clinic to have surgery, I am accosted, yelled at and heckled by protesters. Yet this is what happened to this man's wife. He confronts this scum and records the encounter. As you can see in the youtube video, this individual really had no real reason or explanation for her atrocious conduct and has the nerve to threaten to call the cops for recording her!

Aaron, the husband and blog hose of The Daddy Files, is completely on target in his assessment:

"Yesterday I discovered just how cowardly these people really are. They didn’t respond to a single one of my arguments. They had no salient points and could only fall back on their rehearsed rhetoric. They could be volunteering in the schools or youth programs to try to fix the problem of teenage pregnancy at it’s core. But they aren’t. Instead they take the coward’s way out, picketing and putting on a shameful public display that, in the end, accomplishes nothing."

That's the thing with misogynists; they are cowards through and through. They have no problem harassing and terrorizing women and girls but when a light is shined on them they quickly scatter like cockroaches. They are used to a young, scared unoccupied woman or teenager who they can bully. What they were not prepared for was the wrath of a furious husband armed with a camera phone. The creature featured in the Youtube video may be female, but she is definitely a misogynist. When I decided to do my series on female misogynists yesterday, I knew nothing about this case. After I got over my disgust, I saw how this creature (I will not refer to her as a woman or human being for that matter) was behaving in typical female misogynist guard dog fashion. Notice how the foot soldiers and water carriers in these movements are usually female.

Aaron's video and blog posts shows the importance of exposing these individuals for the cowards they are. In his post, he noted how no one really confronted these terrorists for their behavior. I believe that shame is a powerful behavior modification tool. If more of these creatures knew that they would be confronted, photographed, put on the internet, they would stop. The reason I chose to do the female misogynist series is to expose the women who hate other women and who serve as guard and attack dogs. While this protester's actions are extreme, there are many other women out there who's actions are no better.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Female Misogynists: Enter Sharron Angle

In the Black community, we have a saying: "All my skin folk ain't all my kin folk."

What that means is that you cannot assume someone is an ally because they share similar superficial characteristics as you. Many times they can be your worst enemy. This phenomenon led Dave Chappelle to create his infamous skit about a fictitious black man named Clayton Bigsby who was a white supremacist.

But this kind of internal strife is not just limited to African Americans. Just like there are Black white supremacists, there are also female misogynists. Similar to the way Black white supremacists gleefully throw other blacks under the bus to curry favor with racist whites, female misogynists have no problem with degrading, betraying or exploiting other women if it will result in the male approval they so desperately crave.

A female misogynist does not want appear to be too partial to other women, so she will go out of her way to develop an anti-woman point of view, to the point where she becomes dangerously male identified. You have probably heard all about right wing lunatic Sharron Angle and her freak show of a campaign for U.S. Senate. Apparently when she is not busy appearing in Scientology videos, demonizing the unemployed, defending BP or homeschooling her son who couldn't pass kindergarten, Mrs. Angle likes to advise child rape victims that their rape was "God's plan" and therefore they must keep their rapist's baby.

There you have it. A female (I refuse to refer to this individual as a woman, or a human being for that matter) views rape and incest as lemons to be made into lemonade. A mere inconvenience. A speed bump on the road of life. No need to make things worse by exercising your right to end your pregnancy, turn that frown upside down! For someone to take such a glib stance on this matter shows an extreme level of callousness to the plight of women and girls who are victims of rape and incest. It also indicates to me that this individual is actively opposed to the very idea of promoting the safety and well being of women and girls. Please don't think for one second that this is about abortion. If someone is nuts enough to think that rape is God's will, can they really be trusted to enact tougher penalties against sexual predators? Maybe if elected she will take a page out of the nutcase from Alaska's playbook and extort money from rape victims in her state.

What both of these individuals have in common is the complete lack of concern for women and girls. I will go even further to say that their world-view is rooted in contempt for other women and girls. Female misogynists in general do not like other women. They see them as competition for the approval of dominant males. It doesn't take a genius to see that Angle and her ilk espouse anti-women views in order to get in good with the male-dominated religious right.

This type of insanity is not limited to crazy politicians. In the next post, I will call out the male-identified women who serve as guard dog for predatory males.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Apparently Wonder Woman Has Been Shopping at the Gap

And she came out with a pair of leggings and a jean jacket!!!

This is such a fail. The iconic symbol of Girl Power has now been reduced to some hipster on her way to Whole Foods. When the drawing of Wonder Woman's makeover became public, the criticism was fast and furious. The blogs have been having a field day. Style maven Kelly Cutrone was not impressed. The debate has even entered the political realm, where conservatives are now attacking Diana Prince's patriotism since she is no longer rocking the starred bloomers (I am not making this up).

But the new look does have its defenders. I have heard some say that the toned-down look will allow her to be taken more seriously as a superhero. I have to say this train of thought bothers me. Why is it that the only way we can be "taken seriously" is for us to cast away our femininity? The Wonder of Wonder Woman was that she was a sex symbol who could still kick your ass.

Head writer J. Michael Straczynski said that he wanted Wonder Woman to look more modern. Has he been paying attention for the last couple of years? It is the era of the leotard. If anything Wonder Woman's old look would have been more timely than ever before. Exhibits A-C:

Pants are so 2006. It' s all about the onesies!!! Let Wonder Woman be great!

Wonder Woman In Pants Is Not A Feminist Win (Jezebel)
Wonder Woman Finally Loses the Bustier (Women and Hollywood)
Wonder Woman's New Comic Book Wardrobe Not Patriotic Enough for Fox News (Media Matters)