Misogyny Illustrated

I’m not even sure what to say about this:

Yes, that’s right:U.S. News and World Report is wondering whether you’d choose the First Lady of the United States, the Governor of Alaska, the Secretary of State, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives to run your kids’ day care, because, you know, they’re chicks, and they’re just good for taking care of kids, cleaning, cooking, and sex.

Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.

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6 Responses to Misogyny Illustrated

  1. 1
    Lilian Nattel says:

    I can see where something like that would just leave you speechless. At least it does me.

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    chingona says:

    I’m sad to say this doesn’t even surprise me.

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    FilthyGrandeur says:

    ugh…i wonder why no one asks this question about the president or some male politicians? oh wait…

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    Rosa says:

    Gwen Iliff was on NPR pushing her new book this week, and she said something really interesting: she had a really hard time finding black women who fit the frame she was using (young black politicians coming up over/despite the older civil rights organization framework) because of their gender – most succesful female politicians don’t really get started til their kids are grown. She used Nancy Pelosi & Hilary Clinton as examples, and then went on to talk about the women she had found & interviewed.

    It was interesting to me because I just last year started thinking I would get involved with green/Democratic organizations…but none of them make any allowance for bringing little kids along. I just thought that was crazy, but every time I bring it up the organizer asking for my time acts like it’s the first time they ever heard that suggestion.

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    PG says:


    Apparently the Ideal Politician is the same as the Ideal Worker.