…and that’s when I clicked the close button.
“They want to [wear burkas]. What the hell are we getting involved for?” [Donald Trump] asked the large crowd at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club.
He added that it’s easier for women when they do wear burkas, saying, “You don’t have to put on make-up. Wouldn’t that be easier?”
“I tell ya, if I was a woman,” he said, waving his hand over his face to signal a burka. “I’m ready darling, let’s go.” (Boston Globe)
–Short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump (thanks Spy Magazine!)
Let’s listen as a Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisc explain to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards that, you know, as a guy he can…
And I will conclude that it takes balls to say that.
There’s some strong language in that article, so be prepared for sheer hatred and repeated use of the C-word. I’d embed an excerpt but it isn’t as powerful as the whole post.
Essentially Vox tells us that misogyny is alive and well in Wingnuttia and we might wonder if being a Republican in these days requires it. We’ve postulated before about racism and the Republicans being the New Confederacy (not all Republicans are racists, but if you are a racist you probably are a Republican) and I think we can add misogynist to that syllogism.
Being a Republican should count as a pathological character flaw. Seek treatment.
I’ve longed for the day when women who run for office would no longer be held to the strange sexist standard of having their attractiveness assessed by our media elite pundits. And if that cannot happen, I figured I would long for the day when men would have their fashion choices be analyzed by the pundits, too, you know to make it fair.
I’ve waited a long time for this, but I never thought it would be short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump who would be blazing this equal opportunity trail:
“People often ask him what he’d do differently if he were elected president, he said.
“I would probably comb my hair back. Why? Because this thing is too hard to comb,” he said. “I wouldn’t have time, because if I were in the White House, I’d be working my ass off.”
I don’t write about Tech very often, because working in Tech makes writing about tech dreary. Today’s Keynote presentation at Apple’s WWDC stands out and breaks my embargo for a simple reason: Today Apple put women on stage.
And not just any women: women who manage developers and products. It was an impressive moment for Silicon Valley to show that it is not just a boys’ club.
Jennifer Baily came on stage early in the presentation to layout what was going on in Apple Pay, the service that allows you to buy physical merchandise using an iPhone in brick and mortar stores, as if it were a credit card. Later in the program Apple’s VP of Product Management and Marketing Susan Prescott unveiled an app that is essentially a news aggregator similar to Flipboard. Both of these projects are strategic to Apple’s dominance in the mobile market and challenges their arch nemesis Google in their own wheelhouse, and neither of these products is pink washing.
This was a watershed moment in Tech History (says ‘Grain, immodestly) to show little girls growing up that they too can have careers in technology. As the world’s most valuable company, Apple’s nonchalance in introducing women technology leaders was a long-time in coming, but so very well done.
“So, are topless photos of women an offensive display of sexism, or an empowering blow against sexism?” asked Huckabee. “I have a feeling most men don’t care much either way.”
This segment dives head first into misogyny with some douche mansplaining what women really want:
“Women do earn less in America because they choose to. They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night at work, working on a proposal, so they end up earning less. They’re less ambitious. And I think this is sort of God’s way, this is nature’s way of saying women should be at home with the kids, they’re happier there.”
–Gavin McInnes, co-founder of VICE
If you wonder why I tagged this as a Blog Against Theocracy, it is because McInnes uses God to justify his outrageous statements. The war on women is very real, and it is a front in the larger war that the theocrats are waging against Democracy. Whether he is himself a theocrat doesn’t matter, he’s a soldier in their larger cause.
“In a nutshell: A reduction in the opposite-sex marriage rate means an increase in the percentage of women who are unmarried and who, according to all available data, have much higher abortion rates than married women. And based on past experience, institutionalizing same-sex marriage poses an enormous risk of reduced opposite-sex marriage rates.”
Let the ‘mos get hitched and all the skirts will be ‘borting babies. What fresh hell is this?
Pretty clever to have a woman on to essentially say HRClinton shouldn’t be preznint because she has lady bits, as designed by Jeebus.