Started by SouthernGuy, Oct 29, 2007, 02:01 PM
This rather dramatic change of heart encapsulates one of the great ironies of Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency. Many of the very same feminists who were her most ardent supporters as First Lady are now fiercely opposed to her historic bid to become the first female President of the United States. The woman once described by Susan Faludi as a symbol of "the joy of female independence" now evokes ambivalence, disdain and, sometimes, outright vitriol. The right wing's favorite "femi-nazi" now has to contend with Jane Fonda comparing her to "a ventriloquist for the patriarchy with a skirt and a vagina."
Jane Fonda comparing her to "a ventriloquist for the patriarchy with a skirt and a vagina.
"a ventriloquist for the patriarchy
Quote"a ventriloquist for the patriarchyA ventriloquist usually has a dummy sitting on his/her knee. Apparently, that statement is saying that Patriarchy (all men) are the dummies sitting on Hillary's knee.
I suspect its merely a case of good cop/bad cop. Hitlary's plan is to get into the white house no matter what the cost so she can open the floodgates to the marxists and turn the country inside out again. Her constituents will be rushing in with glee regardless what theyve printed now.
I disagree, Neonsamurai. I think that if Hillary wins then we will have voices of the matirarchy giving full volume to the "revenge" themes of feminist thought. I think we will have even more and more reverse discrimination and "oppression" disguised as "equality," and even more events and social statements alongthe lines of the worst of early 1990's male bashing. It means that many men, including us, will have to work even harder to expose the hypocracy of "subtle" feminism and reverse sexism.