Walking Undead Sexist Cliches

Here we have a newspaper publisher who refused to let his critic review Snow White and the Huntsman because “when my boys were young i would never have allowed them to go to such a film for i believe it would injure their developing manhood. if i would not let my own sons see it, why would i want to publish anything about it? snow white and the huntsman is trash. moral garbage. a lot of fuzzy feminist thinking and pandering to creepy hollywood mores produced by metrosexual imbeciles.”
I’ve seen the film. No way will it undercut anyone’s manliness (especially given the army of male-dominated films out there) unless you believe—as this dude obviously does—that any deviation to any degree from patriarchal male supremacy is a threat. It’s not a new attitude, however, as I’ve mentioned before.
•(hat tip to LGM) Proving that the fight for birth control isn’t over yet, the group Human Life International has condemned birth control on the grounds that using contraception “is typically an expression of consensual, mutual objectification- which, for all intents and purposes is a form of rape.”
Simple answer: I know women who use birth control. I know women who’ve been raped. Not. The. Same. But typical of the right-wing rationalization that they’re actually saving women because Real Women Never Want Abortions.
The comments on the post (it’s a click through) include declarations that as condoms block the potential for a human life, they’re “murder in potential.” Which leads to the question Slacktivist asked recently: Why so little fuss about miscarriages? By this logic, every single one of them is a dead baby.
For that matter, isn’t masturbation killing a potential baby? Of course, a lot of fundamentalists think that’s a sin too …
•Charlotte Allen, anti-woman activist, explains that the Repubs should nominate Sarah Palin for 2016. Why? Because the only reason people voted Democratic was because Obama played on their feelings: “When a barrage of Obama campaign TV ads told them that the GOP wanted to take away their contraceptives or that Bain Capital killed someone’s wife, they took notice. When Obama strolled the hurricane-stricken beaches of New Jersey in his bomber jacket, they were snowed. As Malor put it, Obama won on ‘binders, Big Bird, birth control and blame Bush.'”
This conveniently ignores that the GOP—or a large chunk of it—does indeed want to take away birth control. Only sluts want to have babies without sex, after all.
And while I’ve no idea what “Bain killed someone” is about, Romney’s company does have a less than admirable record. Allen is basically recycling the meme the Republicans have been playing for a while: The reason they lost is that voters were too emotional/racist/fooled by Dem lies! I’m not sure if they believe it or if they hope to fool people.
Given Allen opines on politics despite claiming women are so stupid they should leave that stuff to men, I’m putting her in the “liar” column. Then again, the idea the right-wing view isn’t beloved by all Americans is anathema to a lot of conservatives (who firmly think they’re the Only Real Americans), so maybe she is a believer (though if she also believes women deserve to get raped, that doesn’t say much for her).

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  2. The “Bain killed someone’s wife” thing is a reference to an ad that was run fairly early on in the campaign, where people laid off in one of Bain’s hostile takeovers told their stories. One man talked about how he lost his health insurance, and that his wife got cancer while he was unemployed. It was a harsh thing to say, but entirely fair, so of course the Republicans presented it as a cheapshot. 🙂

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