Feminist Election Surivival Tips: The Privileged Political Pundit Drinking Game

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The ladies of Feministing cope with election coverage.
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Watching campaign coverage can be trying. Especially when the talking heads seem hell-bent on relying on racist and sexist sound-bites in lieu of substantive commentary. So to get your though the hard times, we proudly present ….
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  • Drink anytime someone refers to Clinton’s teary moment in NH as “crying,” “sobbing,” “weepy,” or “contrived.”

  • Take a drink for every “magical negro” reference to Obama.
  • Take one drink anytime someone calls Clinton “shrill” or “screechy.”
  • Chug one whenever you hear of, see, or read Maureen Dowd. Always.
  • Two drinks anytime anyone expresses the sentiment that Edwards is at a disadvantage because he isn’t black or female.
  • Take a shot when a pundit refers to Clinton as (or implies she is) a nagging bitch or cackling witch.
  • Drink for any lamenting that white-dude voters are being ignored.
  • Take a healthy gulp every time someone describes Obama as “clean” or “articulate.”
  • Take two shots whenever someone implies that women only vote with their vaginas.
  • Warning: Do not watch Chris Matthews under any circumstances–doing so could induce alcohol poisoning.

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Male viewer writes letter to the editor explaining why women can’t play soccer

This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a record crowd of 46,000, was shown live in TV coverage on the BBC, and introduced a generation of young girls to the idea of the women’s team being treated the same as the men for the first time.” 

After the game, one male viewer, David Hickey, wrote a letter to the editor asking why it was aired when women’s soccer clearly doesn’t compare to the men’s game. “Women can’t play football,” he wrote. “They don’t even know the basic rules.” Here’s his full message:

 

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This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a ...