Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Where Have All the Cowgirls Gone?

This will be my last word on the Marcotte thing.

Reading the reactions (including her own) about the rage-impaired, and generally just crappy blogger, one of the subtexts I saw from time to time was that those who thought Edwards pulled a gigantic boner by hiring on this intellectually vacant bile merchant were just trying to keep an "uppity" woman down.


This may come as a surprise to most of you who think this chick is some sort of modern-day (semi-literate) Susan B Anthony, but men in general and the right in particular have absolutely no problem with strong women. But that's really beside the point.

The point is, I doubt Your Little Amanda can be accurately described as a "strong woman." For, I can't help but notice that in your view, being a "strong woman" entails little more than exhibiting an in-your-face attitude and slavishly towing the Identity Feminism (as opposed to Equality Feminism) line. The like minded womyn and the dickless turds who try and ingratiate themselves to said womyn (and do please give up the act - it's not going to get you laid) lap it up. Big whoop.

I see this Marcotte weasel held up as some sort of example of what a "strong woman" looks like, and then I look at my wife: her hair falling out from the chemo; constantly queasy; unable to sleep some nights, and on the nights she is able to sleep, it takes all the energy she can muster to get out of bed. When she is able to get vertical, she has to tend to two extremely hyper children. Yet, at the end of the day, she's still able to joke about her hair.

Strengthwise, to any rational human being, the two aren't even close.

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