Posts Tagged patriarchy

Breaking: Mitt Romney is still a jerk

Not one to blame his big loss in the election on alienating people or color, women, and people who aren’t rich, Mitt Romney seemed to double down on his 47% comments yesterday in a conference call with donors. According to Mitt Romney he lost the election because President Obama gave “big gifts” to minorities and young people.

Via New York Times:

[Romney claimed President Obama used the] “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “specially the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness ...

Not one to blame his big loss in the election on alienating people or color, women, and people who aren’t rich, Mitt Romney seemed to double down on his 47% comments yesterday in a conference call ...

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd nails patriarchy

Her analysis may fall short when it comes to hip hop, but Ashley Judd just nailed an important part of how patriarchy functions. This comes from a column at The Daily Beast in which Judd responds to criticism of her apparently “puffy” appearance. Judd calls out the way the attacks come from women as well as men:

That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny ...

Her analysis may fall short when it comes to hip hop, but Ashley Judd just nailed an important part of how patriarchy functions. This comes from a column at The Daily Beast in which Judd ...

Guest post: Boys, men, patriarchy, and privilege

This is a guest post from Cara Hoffman. Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novel So Much Pretty, about violence and retribution, a New Yorker Books Pick, So Much Pretty is now out in paperback from Simon and Schuster.

Women’s issues have dominated the news these past few months with reproductive health becoming the cornerstone of an argument many of us thought had been put to bed decades ago. We’ve seen Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem calling for Rush Limbaugh to be booted off the airwaves for his sexist hate speech against Sandra Fluke and sat in front of our televisions while the Republican candidates debate the use of birth control as if it is solely a women’s issue. ...

This is a guest post from Cara Hoffman. Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novel So Much Pretty, about violence and retribution, a New Yorker Books Pick, So Much Pretty is now out in paperback from ...

Rick Santorum strikes again, describes patriarchy in a nutshell

I’ve generally tried to steer clear of Rick Santorum’s brilliant thoughts since he converted me on gay marriage this summer, for fear that exposure to any more nuggets of Santorum genius would sink into my brain and revolutionize my worldview yet again.

But his latest wisdom is too revealing–and disturbing– to pass over.

Rich Wing Watch reports that while speaking with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins (oy), Rick Santorum argued that Republicans should work to lessen single motherhood in order to score political points against their Democratic rivals.

Why does he think reducing single motherhood would be would be such an effective strategy? Because it is the “single mothers who run a household” who ...

I’ve generally tried to steer clear of Rick Santorum’s brilliant thoughts since he converted me on gay marriage this summer, for fear that exposure to any more nuggets of Santorum genius would sink into my ...

Rick Santorum strikes again, describes patriarchy in a nutshell

I’ve generally tried to steer clear of Rick Santorum’s brilliant thoughts since he converted me on gay marriage this summer, for fear that exposure to any more nuggets of Santorum genius would sink into my brain and revolutionize my worldview yet again.

But his latest wisdom is too revealing–and disturbing– to pass over.

Rich Wing Watch reports that while speaking with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins (oy), Rick Santorum argued that Republicans should work to lessen single motherhood in order to score political points against their Democratic rivals.

Why does he think reducing single motherhood would be would be such an effective strategy? Because it is the “single mothers who run a household” who ...

I’ve generally tried to steer clear of Rick Santorum’s brilliant thoughts since he converted me on gay marriage this summer, for fear that exposure to any more nuggets of Santorum genius would sink into my ...

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