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Posts Tagged ‘Sexism’

Senator Feinstein Makes Sexist Comment During Swearing-in Interview

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 5, 2013

On January 3, twenty females were sworn in as United States senators.  That day the 20 get together for a joint interview with reporter Diane Sawyer.  Their comments go a long way to demonstrating how fractured our society has become.

male-and-female-signsOne of the interesting comments made was by long-term Senator, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, who responded to a Sawyer question saying: “We’re less on testosterone.  We don’t have that need to always be confrontational.  And I think we’re problem solvers, and I think that’s what this country needs.”  There was general agreement with this statement by Feinstein’s 19 colleagues with Republican Lisa Murkowski saying: “Maybe it is the testosterone that you speak to, Dianne, or the ego that is attached there.

Females are not the only politicians with testosterone concerns.  Last year President Obama in a speech said: “Fewer than 20 percent of the seats in Congress are occupied by women.  Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in congress?  I think it’s fair to say:  That is almost guaranteed.”

This testosterone-troubled Blogger finds it hard to disagree with the concerns expressed.  Testosterone does the damnedest things to many of us.  It is about time society opens up to this important subject.  Maybe, us guys will get some special dispensation for our inability to control this most dangerous of substance.  At the same time with political correctness broken, we will have the opportunity to again start discussing that other nasty substance, estrogen.  What effect does this substance have on female decision-making?  We await Feinstein’s answer.

There certainly is a gender gap in Washington with only 20 percent of the US Senators being female, even though over 50% of voters are women.  Possibly we will find that estrogen gets in the way of fair voting.

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Bill Maher Spouts More of his Sexism on Palin and Bachmann

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 16, 2011

This was posted today on Newsbuster.org.  It shows Bill Maher, and his leftist audience who applaud this stuff, to be noting more than misogynistic and sexist deep down to the core.  His words and a link to the video are supplied below.

As Jim Mahoney, who sent this one in, so correctly states:

Two for one from the same show.  First, we have Bill Maher showing why he is the least classy guy on TV as he unleashes a sexist attack on Michele Bachman and Sarah Palin and then tells us it isn’t sexist because they are stupid.   Why is it then that any Conservative who has a legitimate policy disagreement with Barack Obama is automatically labeled a racist.  Nor have I ever heard any conservative say anything remotely this vile about Obama’s intelligence, race or family.

BILL MAHER:  And finally, New Rule: Republicans have to stop thinking up intricate psychological explanations for why liberals don’t like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann.  Let me save you all some time.  Are you ready?  Because they’re crazy people, people who are not that bright and full of awful ideas.  Pretty much the exact same reasons we didn’t care for George Bush and made jokes about him.  So trust me, it’s not because they have breast. It’s because they are boobs.

Now, I’m not saying that sexism doesn’t exist and isn’t real.  And we can’t, but we can’t throw around the word “sexist” just to stop people like me from pointing out that Michele Bachmann, now running second for the Republican presidential nomination, isn’t a dangerous nincompoop.  And when I point out that Sarah Palin is a vainglorious braggart, a liar, a whiner, a professional victim, a scold, a know-it-all, a chiseler, a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos straight out of “The Hills Have Eyes,” that’s not sexist. I’m saying it because it’s true, not because it’s true of a woman.

Bill Maher’s Sexist Comments on Video

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Reid’s Racist Comments About Obama Draw Little Media Attention

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 10, 2010

In 2008, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called candidate Barack Obama a “light-skinned African American” with “no Negro dialect”.  But don’t expect much coverage from the lame-stream media on his racists comments.  You see racism, sexism and other societal flaws only exist when they come from the Right.  The Left consistently gets a pass on their indiscretions.  The same pass Barack Obama was given when it became known that he attended a racist church for 20 years.

Only after Reid issued an apology to the President on Saturday, did the Washington Post report on the issue (use link below).  Reid said:

I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words.  I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans for my improper comments.”

While the Associated Press and other outlets are starting to cover the story, it took the Blogosphere to get the news out.  Imagine the outrage if the Majority Leader was Republican.  Remember what happened to Trent Lott for equally inappropriate comments made at Strom Thurmond’s birthday party?  The outcry cost Lott his leadership position.  But don’t fret dear readers for Reid.  As a liberal he has the right to make racists statements without consequences.  As President Obama said of Reid’s statements:

I accepted Harry’s apology without question because I’ve known him for years, I’ve seen the passionate leadership he’s shown on issues of social justice and I know what’s in his heart.  As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.”

The President has publically confirmed a tragedy about the claim of racism.  It has become a political tool used by the Left against the opposition.  The left’s tactic has taken a serious societal problem and has made a mockery of it.

WASHINGTON POST STORY

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