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The real sexism against Palin, like the designs above, has been the flip-side of the sexism against Hillary Clinton. A sadly perfect illustration of the Catch-22 women face. You're either a scary, ugly, old, mannish harpy. Or a ditzy, perky, _ _ _ _able bimbo. You're either cracking nuts between your thighs or dressed up like Britney Spears. The sexist remarks about Clinton and Palin are like our hate mail ("you ugly man-hater!" followed by "gimme a blow job!") writ large. It doesn't matter that, in reality, neither Hillary Clinton nor Sarah Palin fits these stereotypes. Both are attractive women who have made their fair share of political enemies. But reality doesn't matter much in terms of how they're portrayed.
Originally posted by mikesingh
Smart, fluid and relentless, experienced, clued up and confident. Yeah! I'm talking about Biden.
Palin looked amateurish to say the least. She was completely out of her depth where foreign policy was concerned. Even a moron could have made out that she had mugged up her script but flew aimlessly all over unfamiliar terrain looking for a target, but failed.
Her knowledge is extremely superficial where foreign policy is concerned. Now having said this, is this what one expects of a potential presidential of the US of A in a worst case scenario? Can I imagine a hockey mom with unkempt hair with little or zilch knowledge of foreign affairs, as the commander in chief and president of the most powerful nation in the world? NO!
Shooting a moose in the butt isn't the only qualification for Vice President of the United States!
VP Debate Moderator Gwen Ifill Is Over-the-Top Obamunist
At this point the liberal media can dispense with any pretense of objectivity when it comes to moderating the debates — so it has:
Questions are being raised about PBS anchor Gwen Ifill's objectivity after news surfaced that she is releasing a new book promoting Barack Obama and other black politicians who have benefited from the civil rights struggle.
Ifill is moderating Thursday night's vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Her book, "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," is due to be released about the same time the next president takes the oath of office.
As if being a PBS propagandist and published Obamophile isn't enough, Ifill has a clear financial motive to do her insidious best to get the Left's messiah elected. As the hardly conservative Juan Williams observes:
Clearly her books aren't going to do as well unless Obama wins, so it looks like she has some investment, literally, in one candidate or the other. And she's supposed to be sitting there as a neutral arbiter during the debate. I think the world of Gwen Ifill but I know there's a perception problem.
Kind of like the perception problem you might have if Hitler was in a debate, and the moderator was Joseph Goebbels.
Originally posted by undo
i dunno if you fellas realize this but everytime you use the "mom" stereotype against palin, you are essentially saying moms are stupid. hello? you realize that's like 50 percent of the population here in the USA? (not in china, of course, in china it's like 30 percent and dropping.. they apparently don't like women there). so are you trying to attach the idea that having sex with a man and getting pregnant is the equivalent of stupidity? (cause ya know, that's how moms become moms).
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Biden was totally in command of the facts while Palin simply repeated phrases and slogans.
Originally posted by SR
Condi and Hillary are amazing female politicians...
Originally posted by undo
i dunno if you fellas realize this but everytime you use the "mom" stereotype against palin, you are essentially saying moms are stupid. hello?
you realize that's like 50 percent of the population here in the USA? (not in china, of course, in china it's like 30 percent and dropping.. they apparently don't like women there).
Societies that practice sex selection in favor of males (sometimes called son preference or female deselection) are quite common, especially in The People's Republic of China, Korea, Taiwan,India, Pakistan, New Guinea, and many other developing countries in Asia and North Africa ; sex selection in favor of females appears to be rare or non-existent, although some legends of Amazons say that they practiced male infanticide. In 2005, 90 million women were estimated to be missing in seven Asian countries alone due, apparently, to prenatal sex selective abortion.
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by The Axeman
how people view the debate is not just based on party lines, it's based on
a desperate plea to discrimination and the willingness to listen to that plea.
it's everywhere, not just on the issue of gender but race as well. it's real ugly. the last thing we need are global positions being taken up by our local people.
i, for one, don't want the mores of china to be the mores of americans, when the topic touches on the subject of women and their inherent value to society. obviously, in places like china, a woman's value to society is held in very low regard and especially if population control is the topic.