Monday, March 16, 2009

Is that the best you've got????

I am not sure if you know this or not, but a lot of the time men seem to think women are less intelligent. I know!!! Shocking, right? They assume that we flit around with our hair and worry about belts matching purses matching car interior and that there isn't room in our teeny tiny little minds for anything of any significance. Now, we know they are wrong. We know that women have the ability and the intelligence to ponder world events, but for some reason those folks with the third legs seem to think the only thoughts running through our minds is "do these jeans make me look fat?" Why do they think that this is the only worry in our wee little brains? I will tell you, because giant morons like Anne Coulter and Laura Ingraham feel the need to throw weight, age and looks into political discussion and solidify that women are somehow less intelligent than men. Bravo, ladies. Let's take away the right to vote and mandate barefoot pregnancy in the kitchen from now on, while you're at it. Am I wrong or did I miss the part where Barack Obama said McCain couldn't be president because his thighs were too large. And I am pretty sure no one sat there and said "well I may be liberal, but I am still cuter!"

So, why is it that we women always reduce our discussions and disagreements to the looks factor? Anne Coulter (who I am pretty sure is Satan's love slave) said that she loved going on The View because she never felt younger or prettier than when she was surrounded by those ladies. Well, Anne... its too bad you couldn't say that you never felt more firm in your political beliefs or more sure of your strategic plans for the country. Couldn't you say something like debating the democrats on The View made you feel smart, correct and confident in your opinions. No, apparently you are incapable of debating politics and winning the argument, so let's take a slam at their ages and looks. And seriously Anne, if you are going to go there.... I don't think so.

Anne:



Cuter Version:


And Laura Ingraham... I am sorry, who are you? Apparently you are such a force to be reckoned with in the political world that you're disagreements with Meghan McCain amounted to "na na na na boo boo" as a comeback. Laura's remark was something along the lines of why should we listen to a woman who could be a plus size model on America's Top Model? I don't know? Why not? Meghan McCain and I don't share political views and if I were to discuss my disagreements, I am pretty sure I wouldn't resort to "Oh yeah? You're republican... well, I say you're fat." And no one pays to listen to my rantings on the radio. Shouldn't we expect a little more from this person who speaks to maybe 10s of people (who clearly aren't very discerning or just happen to be sitting too far away from the dial to turn her off) during her show? Talk about what you disagree with and why, Genius. Are we women really that pathetic that when we disagree the only thing we can do is call each other out on looks?

I sit here and wonder if and when a woman really could be elected president. It won't happen any time soon if we are going to perpetuate the stereotypes that women only care about looks. Let's go ahead and pretend, just for a little while, that two women could disagree and not have to throw poundage into it. Let's act like we could talk about our ideas and their flaws without throwing in arguments about who is uglier. Let's for once in our lives band together and fight the real way... like a man! And before you comment and disagree with me, let me just say this... I am fat and I bet you are cuter than I am. So ha! Took your comments away from you, huh???

4 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

"Ann,who I am pretty sure is Satan's love slave" Right on.
I know...stuff like this just puts a huge speed bump in us being "seen" as equal.
I hope someone pulls both of their pony tails. :)

Momo-Mama said...

I can't stand Ann C. and Laura I. isn't much better. Like you, i am no follower of the Mc Cain or his daughter, but this attack on her weight was totally uncalled for...Apparantly it is the best they've got!

bernthis said...

ann coulter would stick a cumcumber in her ass and walk around a wal mart for two hours if she thought it would get people's attention. The woman is publicity whore plain and simple

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Suz - If I ever see them, I will give them a yank!

Momo-Mama - Seriously, its too bad they couldn't actually debate issues. But, I think you have to have a brain for that.

Bern - You are exactly right!