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  • PIV is always rape, ok? (Idiocy. Pure and simple.)

    08/06/2014 5:14:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 86 replies ^ | 12-15-2013 | witchwind
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...
  • University of Utah Tweaks Fight Song Called Sexist ['our coeds are the fairest' revised]

    07/09/2014 5:18:52 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | Duke Dance
    The University of Utah is tweaking its official fight song amid concerns the former version was sexist. University President David Pershing announced the changes Wednesday. The new song replaces “our coeds are the fairest” with “our students are the finest.” The phrase “no other gang of college men” becomes “no rival band of college fans.” But the new version doesn’t officially change the lyrics from “I’m a Utah man” to “I’m a Utah fan.” Both are listed as options, allowing singers to choose which phrase they sing. Officials say fans may still choose to sing the former version. A panel...
  • “Women-Owned” Labels Coming To Walmart Shelves This Fall

    06/30/2014 6:55:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies ^ | 6/27/14 | Ashlee Kieler
    We already know consumers tend to purchase products that make them feel like they are making a difference in the world. But will a new “women-owned” label on goods have the same increased sales effect as “organically certified” or “locally sourced” labels have enjoyed? We should know more this fall when Walmart starts using the new label on a range of products. The logo, which is the work of two nonprofit groups and Walmart stores, aims to bring consumer recognition of products provided by women-owned businesses on store shelves,Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The retail giant will begin using the small, circular...
  • To liberals 2016 will bring about another fundamental transformation of conservatives...

    03/05/2014 9:22:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-5-14 | The Looking Spoon
    How 'bout that 30 year old photo of Hillary?!?
  • College textbook paints Ronald Reagan as sexist, conservatives as pessimists

    02/17/2014 2:37:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/17/2014
    The authors of a textbook used at University of South Carolina earned an 'F' in Ronald Reagan 101, according to several conservative Gamecock students. “Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives” portrays the 40th president as a sexist who was insensitive to minorities and whose main accomplishments were cutting taxes, jacking up defense spending and "slashing" social programs. The book states that conservatives like Reagan "take a pessimistic view of human nature.” “I was absolutely shocked and was tempted to throw the book away,” Anna Chapman, 19, a sophomore majoring in political science, told “I would...
  • Tighter security has fans seeing clearly (it is sexist)

    08/24/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    N.Y. Times News Service ^ | August 24, 2013 | KEN BELSON
    NEW YORK — Joe and Lynn Gurski and their infant son, Ryan, arrived prepared to see the New York Jets host the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium last week. Tickets. Check. Keys and wallets. Check. Check. A clear plastic bag filled with baby formula, diapers and wipes. Check. Check. Check. “I just brought the bare essentials,” said Lynn, who had Ryan in a baby carrier and his bottles and diapers in a bag in her left hand. “You make it work.”
  • Ratliff apologizes for saying county manager shouldn’t be a ‘white male’

    07/03/2013 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/3/13 | David Perlmutt
    Mecklenburg County commissioner Kim Ratliff apologized Tuesday night to the public and her colleagues for saying she preferred that the next county manager not be a white man. Ratliff, the board’s vice chair who is a Democrat and black, said in a brief statement at the board’s regular meeting that she regrets making the statement. “My comments were meant to encourage all candidates to apply for the position and not meant to exclude anyone,” she said. “I realize now my comments may not have been appropriate, and I regret making them.”
  • Obama notes 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act, says more work needed to close gender wage gap

    06/10/2013 9:27:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The Republic ^ | 6/10/13
    ... Obama is calling attention to the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act that aimed to eliminate gender wage disparities, making the case for strengthening the law that President John F. Kennedy signed in 1963. Obama, speaking to an audience almost entirely of women, says women continue to be paid less than men. He says: "This is the 21st century. It's time to close that gap."
  • Obama praises Kamala Harris: 'Best-looking attorney general in the country'

    04/04/2013 4:42:31 PM PDT · by Third Person · 59 replies
    Polutico ^ | April 4th, 2013 | Donavan Slack
    President Obama, speaking at his last California fundraiser Thursday, apparently couldn't help but gush about California Attorney General Kamala Harris. And it wasn't all about her legal chops. No, he also praised her looks. “She is brilliant and she is dedicated, and she is tough, and she is exactly what you'd want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake," Obama said. "She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country... It’s true! C’mon.”
  • Why Are Gun Control Advocates So Racist and Sexist?

    11/12/2012 7:09:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 12 November, 2012 | Sebastian
    I guess it’s not just violent too. Recently a Brady Board member opined “Angry white men are losing their influence,” and then proceeds to go on a racist and sexist diatribe the likes of which is hard to be believed. Is Tam an “angry white man?” Is Jennifer? Is my co-blogger? The cornered cat? Are the large percentage of my fellow NRA Election Volunteer Coordinators who are women? Is Pastor Ken? On the academic side of the Second Amendment, is Professor Johnson? Professor Cottrol? And let’s not forget about our women who toiled tireless on behalf of the outcome in...
  • Obama asks to give commencement speech at NY women's college (NOT sexist!)

    03/03/2012 1:07:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/03/12 | Amie Parnes
    Obama asks to give commencement speech at NY women's collegeBy Amie Parnes - 03/03/12 11:25 AM ET President Obama will address the graduates of Barnard College at this year's commencement, The Hill has confirmed. Obama will deliver the keynote address at the women's college in New York on May 14. The White House called the college in recent days and offered up Obama as the commencement speaker and the college promptly accepted. Originally, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was set to address the graduates before the White House called the college. The president and his fellow Democrats have...
  • Video of Home Schooled Wrestler Forfeiting Match Against a Girl, In Iowa State Tournament

    02/17/2011 9:03:41 PM PST · by Amos McCoy · 135 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 2/17/11 | Chuck Wolk
    When it became apparent that his opponent in the state tournament wrestling match would be a girl., e would be facing off against a girl, Joel Northrup, forfeited his match to her.  As a home-schooled sophomore with a 35-4 record, Joel is also a Christian who takes his faith seriously. So he could not in good conscience wrestle with a  girl due to the manner in which a wrestler must grapple with their opponent. If only we had more boys raised to respect the fairer sex as much as Joel has been.   His parents are homeschooling him. but he...
  • HighSchool Wrestler Forfeits Match Against a Girl, In Iowa State Tournament on Principle

    02/17/2011 3:22:50 PM PST · by OneVike · 68 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 2/17/11 | Chuck Wolk
    When it became apparent that his opponent in the state tournament wrestling match would be a girl., e would be facing off against a girl, Joel Northrup, forfeited his match to her.  As a Christian, Joel is serious about his faith, and so he could not in good conscience wrestle with a  girl due to the manner in which a wrestler must grapple with their opponent. If only we had more boys raised to respect the fairer sex as much as Joel has been.   His parents are homeschooling him. but he has been allowed to wrestle with the Lin-Mar...
  • Reid Calls Gillibrand Senate's 'Hottest' Member

    09/21/2010 12:38:07 PM PDT · by topher · 76 replies ^ | September 21, 2010
    Voters now know a thing or two about Harry Reid's type -- the Senate majority leader, speaking at a fundraiser Monday, reportedly called New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "the hottest member," in front of a crowd that included the blond mother of two. reported that the remark caused Gillibrand to blush and surprised those in the audience. Reid apparently was explaining that senators are known for "many things," but that Gillibrand has a reputation as a Capitol Hill hottie. ...
  • Ladies Nights aren't sexist to men; Court of Appeals rejects Manhattan lawyer's claim _

    09/02/2010 8:14:57 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 31 replies
    Daily News ^ | September 1st 2010 | Helen Kennedy
    The Manhattan lawyer who thinks the big problem with singles clubs is that women pay less to get in got the big brush off in court yesterday. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by self-proclaimed "anti-feminist lawyer" Roy Den Hollander that letting women past the velvet rope for free or half price on "Ladies Nights" violates the Constitution. The state has no control because "liquor licenses are not directed related to the pricing scheme" at the door, the court said. The court, with evident amusement, said it must rule against Den Hollander even though "without action on our...
  • Young Women Now Paid More than Young Men, Feminists Cheer Wage Supremacy

    09/01/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT · by Christian Cage · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Spearhead ^ | September 1 2010 | Welmer
    Belinda Luscomb, writing for feminist mouthpiece Time Magazine, exposes the fact that young women make more than young men in virtually all big cities in the United States. The triumphalism so clearly on display in the article shows the feminist claim that all they want is “equality” for the bald-faced lie that it is. No, they want supremacy, and they have demonstrated time and again that they will use the state to achieve it. In fact, it is through government interference that young women have gained the upper hand over men. Not only do public schools favor female learning styles,...
  • Wonder Woman Behind the Curves

    07/09/2010 1:07:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies · 3+ views ^ | July 9, 2010 | Suzanne Fields
    Wonder Woman got a makeover, but she's still behind the curves. Her designers seem not to realize that for decades women have been in the ascendancy in the marketplace, and it's male action heroes who require a makeover, literally and figuratively. Exceptions still rule the imaginations of children, but in the world where most grown-ups live, the male sex seems to need a Wonder Man to idealize possibilities. Or to put it bluntly, woman is the new man. For the first time, women make up the majority of the workforce. Women dominate the numbers in undergraduate education and in professional...
  • Sarah Palin And Sexist Barbs

    06/09/2010 4:56:22 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 12 replies · 59+ views ^ | 06/09/2010 | Scott Factor
    In the world of political blogs, there comes a story from the liberal lefties that Sarah Palin has had a breast augmentation. The liberal blog Wonkette (Defined: Liberal and Stupid) has a hot tip from one of its “Wonkette operatives” that Mrs. Palin had augmentation surgery. This “tip” is based on dated photos that appear to show a change in her physical profile from an older photo and a present one. They “report with confidence” that this is true based on the fact that they had two “straight” women review the photos and these women should know. The website story...
  • Andea Mitchell, The Other Liberal Media Bigot

    06/08/2010 12:01:24 PM PDT · by FreeManDC · 24 replies · 47+ views
    Renew America ^ | June 8, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    The preening liberal media loves to fancy itself an elite bunch, the epitome of correct thinking, good intention, and unassailable virtue. That comfortable notion took a broadside earlier this week when it became known that liberal icon Helen Thomas had remarked Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Germany or Poland. It should be noted that Thomas was well-known for her anti-Israeli views, often peppering administration officials with long-winded questions that came across as pro-Palestinian tirades. But Helen Thomas isn't the only female journalist who recently indulged in bald stereotypes. Last Thursday journalist Andrea Mitchell...
  • 25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads

    06/03/2010 7:00:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 117 replies · 3,210+ views
    The Best Article Every Day ^ | May 27, 2010 | Oral Adams
    25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads by Oral Adams Since the 50’s, a lot has changed in way of women’s rights and their duties in and out of the house. I highly doubt any company could get away with phrases like “The Chef [mixer] does everything but cook – that’s what wives are for!” nowadays. Or how about an ad agency pitching a company an idea of a wife bent over her husband’s knee as he prepares to spank her.
  • Vanity: White Single Women Owe The US An Apology-Obama's Crucial Base

    05/31/2010 9:30:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 128 replies · 2,394+ views
    According to Gallup, "White single women, unmarried, widowed, divorced, and separated" voted "overwhelmingly" for Obama. On this Memorial Day, this crucial slice of Obama's base of support without whom he would have been elected owe this nation an apology. Blacks; Hispanics; and Moslems voted tribal politics. But this group was more than liberal, it included a large segment of conservatives and independents who had soured on Bush. Today with $13 trillion in debt- almost $12 trillion of it accumulated in the last six months alone, a burgeoning government; a foreign policy in tatters from Iran, to N. Korea to the...
  • Job agency accepts 'Muslim handshake' fine

    03/03/2010 4:36:22 AM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 10 replies · 437+ views
    The Local ^ | March 3, 2010 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    Sweden’s National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) has decided not to appeal its fine for discriminating against a Muslim man who had his benefits withdrawn after refusing to shake the hand of Jeanette Löding, the female CEO of a firm with which he was seeking employment. We have worked hard so that women and men can be seen as equals in the workplace. If feels like we have slipped back a few steps here," Jeanette Löding, CEO of Melament AB told The Local on Wednesday regarding the court's decision. The agency explained that it had decided to accept the Stockholm District...
  • Specter Tells Bachmann To Act Like A "Lady" (mad man)

    01/21/2010 12:30:29 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 33 replies · 1,365+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Jan 21, 2010 | RCP
    "I'm going to treat you like a lady," Mr. Specter shot back. "Now act like one."
  • It may be a first: Jackson-Lee agrees with Palin

    11/19/2009 7:13:46 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 45 replies · 2,302+ views ^ | 11/18/09 09:57 PM ET | Mike Soraghan
    It's not every day that Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, a liberal Democrat from Texas, says "I agree with Sarah Palin." She acknowledged the rarity in an interview with The Hill, but said she agrees that the Newsweek magazine cover with a photograph of Palin in running shorts is sexist. "I've never seen Governor Palin dressed in that kind of attire at a political event," Jackson-Lee said. "What is the necessity of highlighting that picture among the thousands that have been taken of her?"
  • Humiliation for Harriet Harman as statisticians dismiss her claims on equal pay

    11/05/2009 10:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies · 531+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2009 | Steve Doughty
    Harriet Harman was yesterday slapped down by national statisticians over her claims that women are paid a fifth less than men. The Women and Equality Minister was told she must no longer use a single figure to describe the complex differences in the earnings of men and women. Instead she will have to give three measures - among them one which shows that far from earning less than men, women in part-time jobs are actually paid more on average than their male counterparts.
  • Feminist porn 'challenges traditional gender roles'

    09/03/2009 10:22:30 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 62 replies · 8,475+ views ^ | 09/01/2009 |
    Film maker Mia Engberg explains the genesis of Dirty Diaries, a movie made up of 12 'feminist porn' shorts that has been generating heated debate across Sweden in the lead-up to its premiere this week. A few years ago I was asked if I wanted to make a short film on a mobile phone. The result was Come Together, a film in which a number of women point the camera at their faces while masturbating. The film was put onto the internet and provoked a strong reaction. A lot of the reactions were negative, with comments like: "Damn, they're ugly....
  • Dem Operative: Palin Should be a "Real Housewife"

    07/25/2009 7:42:17 AM PDT · by Always Right · 45 replies · 3,897+ views
    O'Reilly Factor ^ | July 24, 2009 | You Tube
    Of course Mike Huckabee sets up the segment with negative polls from the Washington Post, the proceeds to let a Democrat Operative make sexual smears of Palin with only a polite rebuttal. Mathew Littman, a Democrat operative who formerly worked for Biden, tells us that Palin should be on a character 'The Real Housewifes of Wisilla' (at about the 48 second mark of the clip). Democrats continue to make vile sexist remarks against Palin, and RINO's give them the microphone to do it. Here we have a former mayor, governor, candidate for VP, and Democrats are essentially calling her some...
  • Leahy: No worries, Sotomayor told me she’d follow the law

    06/02/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT · by Syncro · 31 replies · 844+ views
    HOTAIR ^ | June 2, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Allahpundit
    Leahy: No worries, Sotomayor told me she’d follow the law posted at 4:25 pm on June 2, 2009 by Allahpundit Send to a Friend | Share on Facebook | printer-friendly Small comfort that she’s unwilling to admit outright she’ll be applying The One’s “empathy” standard in close cases. Even those who profess a belief in forms of racial superiority have a limit to what they’ll say publicly, I guess. As for whether The One was correct in insisting that she misspoke when she made her “wise Latina” comment or whether, as anyone who’s thought about it for five seconds would...
  • Pick a woman; make a statement

    05/13/2009 7:03:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 787+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/13/9 | Helen Thomas
    President Obama should appoint a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice David Souter. And she should be a liberal. The high court is top heavy with conservative justices. And there is only one woman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the high bench. Obama's choice will say a lot because Supreme Court's decisions are the ultimate in our national life. Republicans are itching for a fight over the nominee, despite the fact that they had their way for too many years and worked to tip the court to the right. This is...
  • Olbermann Guest Likens Miss California to Nazi Doll, Makes Crude Sexual Jokes

    05/06/2009 12:08:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 3,733+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 6, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday’s Countdown show, Michael Musto of the Village Voice appeared to help MSNBC host Keith Olbermann lambast Miss California, Carrie Prejean, because of her expression of opposition to same-sex marriage. After Olbermann set up the segment by revealing that Prejean had received breast implants paid for by the Miss California organization, Musto made a number of crude sexual jokes, and even cracked that she was like a "Klaus Barbie Doll," presumably a reference to Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, who was a Gestapo officer responsible for thousands of deaths during World War II. Referring to the Miss California organization,...
  • Marilyn French, Novelist and Champion of Feminism, Dies at 79

    05/04/2009 12:34:54 PM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies · 795+ views
    NYT ^ | 05/03/09 | A. G. SULZBERGER and HERBERT MITGANG
    Marilyn French, a writer and feminist activist whose debut novel, “The Women’s Room,” propelled her into a leading role in the modern feminist movement, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 79 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was heart failure, said her son, Robert. With steely views about the treatment of woman and a gift for expressing them on the printed page, Ms. French transformed herself from an academic who quietly bristled at the expectations of married women in the post-World War II era to a leading, if controversial, opinionmaker on gender issues who decried the patriarchal society she...
  • Perez Hilton Gets Backlash for Mocking Beauty Queen

    04/22/2009 9:58:07 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 93 replies · 4,287+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 22, 2009 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Who is speaking for the American people today, Perez Hilton, the self-styled “queen of all media,” or beauty queen Carrie Prejean. Miss California? Some believe Prejean, the reigning Miss California, lost her bid for the Miss America crown because she affirmed male-female marriage, resulting in a score of zero from Miss USA judge Hilton. According to Hilton, Prejean “knew she had lost because it was a bad answer. Miss USA should be all-inclusive.” Hilton called her a “dumb b-tch” (admitting that he was thinking of an even more foul description) and claimed that...
  • Huck: Palin ‘looks better in stilettos’

    11/24/2008 11:23:25 AM PST · by Al B. · 133 replies · 4,017+ views
    Politico ^ | Nov. 24, 2008 | Andy Barr
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he was surprised by John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin because he believes the only difference between himself and the Alaska governor is “she looks better in stilettos than I do.” Reflecting on the Palin pick in an interview with the New Yorker posted Monday, Huckabee told the magazine that “I was scratching my head, saying, ‘Hey, wait a minute. She’s wonderful, but the only difference was she looks better in stilettos than I do, and she has better hair.’” Huckabee insisted that Palin “was given a pass by some of the very people...
  • NYC Museum Exhibit 'Pokes Fun' at Palin (Where is the Secret Service?!?)

    10/23/2008 6:54:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 18 replies · 19,537+ views
    Newsradio 1290 WJNO website, ^ | October 7,2008 | Paul Westcott
    Here's the catch: People can join the 'photo-op' by donning a vest and gun. The artist admits in the video link that many of the visitors shoot Sarah Palin. But that's okay. She's just a she, not the first black man to run for President. That makes it all okay.
  • Gwen Ifill Interview: GOP Women Defend Palin, Object to Questions About Her Family

    09/30/2008 10:27:30 PM PDT · by · 12 replies · 1,245+ views ^ | September 2, 2008 |
    GWEN IFILL: And there's also a big difference between running a state or running as long as she has run a state and running for one of the biggest jobs in the country. What advice do you give her on how to balance this? She's got five kids. She's got one...REP. HEATHER WILSON: You know something? Let me say something about that. That bothers me. No one ever asked John Kennedy whether he could be president and be a dad. Nobody asks Senator Obama whether he could be president and be a dad. But because Governor Palin is a woman,...
  • Sarah Palin: What's Sexist and What's Not Sexist? (There's a fine line?)

    09/10/2008 8:27:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 209+ views
    US News ^ | 9/10/08 | Bonnie Erbe
    Sarah Palin: What's Sexist and What's Not Sexist?September 10, 2008 04:31 PM ET Bonnie Erbe Women can be sexist, too, you know, just like persons of color can be racist. As the media debate whether Gov. Sarah Palin's public treatment is sexist or not, take this punch, socked to Palin by a woman, that's as clearly out of bounds as a husband slapping his wife in the face in public. As related by The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus today: My colleague Sally Quinn put it most provocatively. "Is she prepared for the all-consuming nature of the job?" Quinn wondered. "When...
  • McCain, Clinton Pay Women Better than Obama

    09/10/2008 11:19:45 AM PDT · by Species8472 · 73 replies · 626+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 30, 2008 | Fred Lucas - Non-intern female employees did better working on the Senate staffs of John McCain and Hillary Clinton during the latest public reporting period than they did working for Barack Obama, Cybercast News Service determined through an analysis of payroll data published by the Secretary of the Senate. On average, women working in Obama’s Senate office were paid at least $6,000 below the average man working for the Illinois senator. That’s according to data calculated from the Report of the Secretary of the Senate, which covered the six-month period ending Sept. 30, 2007. Of the five people in Obama’s Senate...
  • Obama Sexism Watch

    09/10/2008 6:44:27 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 21 replies · 136+ views
    I can already see the pattern repeating itself with the Obama campaign. Challenged by a woman, he uses subtle (and sometimes shokingly overt) sexism. I'd like to establish a tread to track these, because if we don't call him on it he will continue to use it. Things he said about Hillary: His response to Mrs Clinton's reminiscences about learning to shoot as a girl at her grandfather's summer cabin in Pennsylvania. Miss Ferraro said: "He walked up and down the stage with his microphone like a stand-up comic and ridiculed her as an Annie Oakley," she said, quoting his...
  • Obama: Lipstick on a Pig (Did he just call Sarah Palin a pig and a stinky fish?)

    09/09/2008 3:36:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,565 replies · 3,561+ views
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA: Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig." "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink." "We've had enough of the same old thing." The crowd apparently took the "lipstick" line as a reference to Palin, who described the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a single word: "lipstick."
  • Sauerberg Calls on Durbin to Denounce Sexist Remarks Against Palin (Durbins Kos Kids gone wild)

    09/08/2008 10:29:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 288+ views ^ | 9/5/2008 |
    Contact: Chris Barron Office - (630) 424-3490 Cell - (630) 215-9118 or (202) 297-9807 Sauerberg Calls on Sen. Durbin to Denounce Sexist Remarks Against Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin “Blogs such as ‘Daily Kos’ have stooped to a new low by publishing these ridiculous commentaries regarding Sarah Palin’s newborn son and her teenage daughter. As someone well-connected with the ‘Daily Kos’ staff, Sen. Durbin should be first in line to condemn this behavior.” – Steve Sauerberg, M.D. (Minneapolis, Minn.) –Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Steve Sauerberg, M.D., called on Senator Dick Durbin to denounce the sexist remarks being blasted...
  • Joe Biden: Sarah Palin is “good looking”

    09/02/2008 12:43:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 237+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2008 | Toby Harnden
    Here's Joe Biden's reaction to John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. "There's a gigantic difference between John McCain and Barack Obama and between me and I suspect my vice presidential opponent," he said in Toledo, Ohio. Pause for the punch-line. "She's good looking." It's the way he tells ‘em, folks. A female supporter shouted out: "You are gorgeous!" The Delaware senator duly asked her to say it again into the microphone so his wife Jill would hear at home. "I haven't heard that in a long, long, long time," Biden said. "Being around this lean...
  • Obama's speech electrifies Kenyans (Voting against Palin isn't sexist?) And - SARAH OBAMA?

    08/31/2008 10:05:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 324+ views
    Obama's speech electrifies Kenyans11:59, August 31, 2008 Kenyans on Friday joined the world in celebrating U.S. Democratic Party nominee Senator Barrack Obama's acceptance to vie for the presidency and thus become first black American to run for the top seat. Dozens of Obama's close relatives stayed awake across the country, particularly, Kogelo village, the family homestead, on Thursday night, awaiting his acceptance speech in Denver. According to local dailies on Saturday, thousands remained glued to their television screens on night to follow the proceedings live from the United States as a five-km dust road stretch to Sarah Obama's homestead remained...
  • Group: Topless taboo is sexist (Santa Fe says shirtless protest can skirt ordinances)

    08/24/2008 10:13:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies · 421+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 8/23/08 | Tom Sharpe
    Group: Topless taboo is sexistCity says shirtless protest can skirt ordinances Tom Sharpe | The New Mexican 8/22/2008 - 8/23/08 An organization that believes in extraterrestrials and claims to have cloned the world's first human wants women to bare their breasts in public today. They'll get no legal arguments from the city of Santa Fe. The Raelian Movement was founded by a sports-car journalist named Claude Vorihon who claims to have been visited by space aliens near Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1973. Vorihon, who subsequently changed his name to Rael, said the aliens — 3-feet tall with pale-green skin, almond-shaped eyes...
  • Americans comfortable with Obama-Clinton ticket

    06/23/2008 10:48:17 PM PDT · by melt · 11 replies · 413+ views
    The StarPhoenix ^ | 6/21/08 | Sheldon Alberts
    WASHINGTON -- Barack and Hillary, together again. Less than a month after their bitterly contested Democratic primary campaign drew to a close, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will share the political spotlight once again -- only this time as a team. Obama's aides announced Friday that the presumptive Democratic nominee will campaign together with Clinton for the first time next Friday. The two Democratic senators are also planning a joint fundraiser. The news comes as a new Ipsos poll shows three in 10 Americans would be more likely to vote for Obama if he named the former first lady his...
  • Obama Has Lost Woman 'With Sexist Campaign'

    05/25/2008 9:11:27 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 89+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2008 | Phillip Sherwell
    Obama has lost women 'with sexist campaign' Phillip Sherwell in New York Last Updated: 12:15AM BST 25/05/2008 Geraldine Ferraro, the only woman to run on a major party presidential ticket and a supporter of Hillary Clinton, has accused Barack Obama of conducting a "terribly sexist" campaign. Miss Ferraro, the losing Democratic candidate for vice-president in 1984, said that she might abandon her lifelong party loyalties and vote for the Republican John McCain if Mr Obama is confirmed as the nominee. "Should I ratify how the Obama campaign has been run by voting for him? I am going to have to...
  • Obama's 'Sweetie' Problem

    05/14/2008 2:06:58 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 33 replies · 185+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 4 2008 | Bonnie Erbe
    If the media truly are not more gender than race biased, then Barack Obama's remarks on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania this week should get as much coverage as Hillary Clinton's remark about Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson. While flirting with female factory workers in Allentown, he called one "sweetie," a paternalistic way to address a woman if there ever was one. It might have worked had he been trying to do his best imitation of Lily Tomlin's Ernestine, the telephone operator, but this was no spoof. This was Obama trying to relate to working-class women in a way...
  • The Sad Spectacle of Dee Dee Myers

    04/10/2008 5:58:56 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 114 replies · 2,307+ views
    Renew America ^ | April 10, 2008 | Carey Roberts
    Dee Dee Myers has just come out with her amusing tale, Why Women Should Rule the World. You may recall Mrs. Myers was the first female White House press secretary, appointed during the first two tumultuous years of the Clinton administration. Simply put, Myers is a female supremacist. "Women tend to be better communicators, better listeners, better at forming consensus," she argues. That entitles women to run the world because they do everything better than those power-hungry men, Myers believes. As the unsmiling Myers goes about promoting her book, one wonders what led her to pen a tome filled with...
  • Richardson: 'I am very loyal to the Clintons'

    03/23/2008 6:48:13 PM PDT · by melt · 61 replies · 1,409+ views ^ | 2/23/08 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Facing fire from some fellow Democrats for his decision to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday he still considers himself loyal to the family that helped make his political career. Gov. Bill Richardson endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, but says he is very loyal to the Clintons. "I am very loyal to the Clintons. I served under President Clinton. But I served well. And I served the country well. And he gave me that opportunity," Richardson told "Fox News Sunday." "But you know ... it shouldn't just be Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton," he said. Richardson was...
  • John McCain May be Old, but He's Still the White Guy

    02/24/2008 7:15:38 PM PST · by melt · 33 replies · 347+ views
    Yahoo!.com ^ | 2/24/08 | Katha Pollitt
    The Nation -- Liberal smarties and sophisticates are having fun mocking John McCain , but assuming he gets the nomination, he will a formidable candidate. He may look like a grumpy old man -- specifically, as my friend Kathleen Geier joked, the grumpy old man who yells at kids to get off his lawn -- or the nutty old uncle who rags on everyone at Thanksgiving before passing out in front of the football game. But that's another way of saying McCain is a familiar, indeed family, character. It does not require an imaginative stretch to get John McCain. How...
  • Steinem: Vote For Hillary Or You're Sexist

    01/08/2008 6:24:20 AM PST · by jdm · 90 replies · 269+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 08, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    How desperate have Hillary Clinton's backers become? One of the more prominent supporters, Gloria Steinem, takes to the pages of the New York Times to complain about the ascendancy of Barack Obama because black men have had an easier time than American women. In doing so, she inadvertently makes the Republican case against the entire slate of choices on the Democratic side: THE woman in question became a lawyer after some years as a community organizer, married a corporate lawyer and is the mother of two little girls, ages 9 and 6. Herself the daughter of a white American mother...