Another Look At MSM Misogyny

I’m ashamed to admit this, but last week I heard two FM Seattle DJs (102.5) laughing about and dissing Hillary Clinton in the most misogynist of terms … and I did nothing but yell at the radio in the truck and change stations. I should have picked up my cellphone and called, giving them a piece of my mind. Criticize Clinton’s politics if you feel like it (I do, for example, I think her gas-tax proposal is ill-advised pandering), but criticize the policy, don’t personally attack the woman.

My inaction last week has contributed to my including this latest YouTube clip (tip) that highlights not only MSM misogyny but also questionable comments from Barack Obama and his supporters. (Ack – I was not favorably impressed to see that his campaign used a rap song, talking about b*tches, at a rally).

Please show me if you’ve seen any comparable MSM stereotyping of Obama using words or analogies offensive to blacks.

Here’s a companion post I wrote in April.

By Kathy E. Gill

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Another title: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women … read the *recent* comments …

“Like most feminists, she presumes to speak for all women and to know what is best for us even when many of us differ. ” (not my memory of the book)

“Anyone who has seen this sorry individual in the flesh, or at least on TV, will know she is one of the worst possible representatives of the female cause, if not the human race.” (thus illustrating her case, nicely I might add — can you imagine anyone writing this description about a man?)

“Faludi’s book is geared to the sheep among women and the ignorant among young girls. Academics are bound to eat it up, unfortunately; particularly those poor disenfranchised tenured female professors.” (with no evidence for this conclusion)

“A book only for the true believers and those taking women’s studies. Totally irrelevant to everyone else who takes personal responsibilty for their own choices in life.” (LOL! So we are to assume, then, that Faludi made up the statistics in the book about the fabricated shortage of marriageable men — the 80s stat that a single woman over 30 was more likely to get hit by lightening that get married, or something like that).

SO yeah, I “see” why people don’t “see” these words uttered about HRC as being anything abnormal.


The first video I posted affected me more than this one — I think it was that moment when the little girl says she wants to grow up to be president. :-/

However, I *do* understand why people don’t “see” it — because I was late understanding/decoding these cultural messages. It took the active involvement of some friends and some reading on my part (The Chalice and the Blade, My Ishmael) for me to see this for what it is … probably not unlike young women fixating on thin models (a malady that I managed to escape, probably because I was thin).

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