Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

God Save The Queen

By mike flugennockSunday - September 7th, 2014Categories: Clintontime, Party Animals, elections, media

Y’know that old saying about how history happens the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce? Well, what happens if it happens as farce the first time? You know, like when Obama was first running, and all the Liberals were screaming about how if you didn’t support him you were some kind of racist, even though anybody who did even the most cursory examination of his background would’ve told you that the guy was a total sham, a lightweight who pretty much skated into every office he held, a classic Clinton Democrat, a flunkie of the Pentagon and Wall Street?

So, here comes Hillary Clinton, taking another stab at it now that Obama’s warmed the seat up for her, and I can just see it now, the same old shit — if I don’t support Hillary, I’m a mean old sexist Teabagger, even though anybody who hasn’t been living in a goddamn’ cave for the past twenty years totally knows the score on this nasty old harpie. Anyone who points out her involvement on the board of Wal-Mart, her support for Israeli atrocities in Palestine, her support for the disaster in Iraq, or her support for corporate dictatorship is going to get a bunch of shrieking from geezing old ’70s dead-enders who can’t talk about anything but Roe V. Wade and the Glass Ceiling™.

So, folks, would it be safe to assume that American Feminism is pretty much dead? I mean, c’mon — Glass Ceiling? “Lean In”? Roe V. Wade? Is that all you tired old broads have got for us?

But, more importantly — who’s going to hold Hillary’s crown while she takes the oath of office?

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Afghan Women’s Liberation

By mike flugennockWednesday - February 27th, 2002Categories: Bushit, War on Terror, liberty, media, war and peace

Needless to say, the media environment was one of rah-rah flag-kissing zaniness. So, it was with little surprise that I opened the Washington Post’s World News section to find a steaming heap of blather that had to be some of the worst “safari journalism” I’d yet encountered, at least in the Post. With the predictable headline starting with “Lifting The Veil…” in what had to be the most cynical ever attempt to rope Liberals into supporting the brutality, the article attempted to indicate that one of the major “war aims” of the US was to restore “women’s rights” in Afghanistan, citing as “success” the fact that the beauty parlors had re-emerged from underground, and that the local video-rental shops had re-opened. Never mind that the Taliban were still forcibly keeping girls from going to school, or forcibly keeping them shrouded in burquas, at least the women of Afghanistan could go out and have their nails done, or rent the entire first season of Sex And The City on high-def DVD.

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This piece attempts a more accurate portrayal of the state of “liberation” of Afghan women.

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