OK to attack women: WHY?

Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times and in a thousand different ways everyone is protected but straight white women! It bears repeating—there is a target on our backs simply because we were born women and because we are NOT UNITED and thus we have no real power as a group. All week long we have been stewing over the Whores, witches, wing nuts and bitches controversy see: Whores, Witches, Wing nuts, and Bitches running for public office in which I proved that for the last three years women have been denigrated, yet Juan Williams was not fired for denigrating anyone but for expressing in a conversation his feelings tempered with his common sense.

 

Apparently you call women names such as bitch, ho, whore, witch, wing nut or cunt, and you can express your feelings about women on broadcasts such as

“I think she’s hot …. She’s tiny, she’s short. She’s got a banging little body on her. Facial-wise, I give her about a seven. Body-wise, I give her about an eight-and-a-half. Tight, little butt. I endorse Karyn Polito.” ~ Bill Cooksey (WRKO) 

“I think I’m going to send Sotomayor, and her club, a bunch of vacuum cleaners to help them clean up after their meetings.” ~ Rush Limbaugh about Sonia Sotomayor

“Many senators are known for many things …. We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member.” ~ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

“Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.” ~ Gordon Liddy about Sonia Sotomayor

“Sam, I want to ask a question all the men in this room have been dying to ask you: Just what are your measurements?” ~ Meeting chairman to Congressional candidate Siobhan “Sam” Bennett during her first stump speech

“She put on rouge and lipstick for the formal White House announcement of her nomination, but mostly she embraced dowdy as a mark of brainpower.” ~ Robin Givhan (The Washington Post) about Elena Kagan

“Blacker, who is gay, wanted to show his partner how tight her [Condoleezza Rice’s] behind is; he postulated that if he aimed a quarter at her butt, it would bounce off like a rocket. He was right. Rice, who was dancing, didn’t realize what he had done until everyone began laughing hysterically. She was flattered — and proud.” ~ Glenn Kessler (The Washington Post) about Condoleezza Rice (and Coit Blacker) 

“I’m going to treat you like a lady … now act like one.” ~ Sen. Arlen Specter to Rep. Michele Bachmann

“When Barack Obama speaks, men hear, ‘Take off for the future.’ And when Hillary Clinton speaks, men hear, ‘Take out the garbage.’ ” ~ Marc Rudov

“That’s not change. That’s just calling something the same thing something different. You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig…” ~ Barack Obama about Sarah Palin

“We’re with a high class prostitute. That’s what we’re with …. You’re not sittin’ there in a back alley and sayin’ hey what do you say, five bucks? No, no, no this comes to your Four Seasons hotel room and does it right. There’s nobody that’s going to look at her and say oh my gosh you’re with a whore …” ~ Glenn Beck about Sen. Mary Landrieu

“How do we beat the bitch?”~ A John McCain supporter about Hillary Clinton (McCain replied by laughing)

“To the connoisseur of American political theater, the most entertaining aspect of the 2010 election season has been the rise of the right-wing cuties — political celebrities whose main qualification is looking terrific on television. From where I sit, in a comfortable chair in front of the tube, the GOP Cupcake Factor has enlivened an otherwise dreary campaign season.” ~ Gene Lyons (Salon) about Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Christine O’Donnell

“She’s running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she VALUES the Second Amendment  — she’s talkin’ like she’s Annie Oakley.” ~ Barack Obama about Hillary Clinton

“Hold on one second, sweetie …. We’ll do a press (availability), thanks.” ~ Barack Obama to a Michigan TV reporter

“The reason she’s a U.S. senator, the reason she’s a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around.” ~ Chris Matthews about Hillary Clinton

“When she reacts the way she reacts to [Sen. Barack] Obama with just the look, the look toward him, looking like everyone’s first wife standing outside a probate court,” ~ Mike Barnicle (MSNBC) about Hillary Clinton

“I have often said, when she comes on television, I involuntarily cross my legs.” ~ Tucker Carlson about Hillary Clinton

“[L]et’s be honest here, Hillary Clinton is Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. She’s going to keep coming back, and they’re not going to stop her.” ~ Ken Rudin (NPR)

“At her victory party, Hillary was like the heroine of a Lifetime movie, a woman in peril who manages to triumph.” ~ Maureen Dowd

“There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2. It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton …. There wasn’t an unseemly amount of cleavage showing, but there it was. Undeniable … To display cleavage in a setting that does not involve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres is a provocation.” ~ Robin Givhan (The Washington Post)

“The high-sheen lip gloss, the ‘Naughty Monkey’ brand red pumps, the black leather outfits, the winking, for heaven’s sake. She’s the original ‘Mean Girl’ — the head honcho of Orwell’s ‘Junior Anti-Sex League’ dressed to kill. You want her, but you can’t have her. ~ Gene Lyons about Sarah Palin

“There’s also this issue that, on April 18, she gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome… The baby is just slightly more than 4 months old now. Children with Down syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of vice president, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?” ~ John Roberts about Sarah Palin

“We want to have her over for dinner. I trust her. I want her watching my kids. I want her laying next to me in bed. That’s the way people vote.” ~ Donny Deutsch about Sarah Palin

“What could have John Edwards’ motivations been to have the affair with Rielle Hunter, given his wife is smarter than he is and probably nagging him a lot about doing this, and he found somebody that did something with her mouth other than talk.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

“[Hillary Clinton] is not called a B-word because she’s assertive and aggressive; she’s called a B-word because she acts like one.” ~ Mark Rudov

Well those are just a few remarks that just did not warrant any reprise at all. These women ran for various levels of office from both parties. It simply doesn’t matter does it?

You can say just about anything about any woman, but you can’t admit that you have had an uncomfortable feeling and had to remind yourself the idea that one should be afraid of anyone who “dressed as a Muslim at an airport” isn’t reality, it’s a normal thought after all the planes hijacked on ‘911’ and in the wake of the ‘Christmas Day Underwear Bomber’ and the ‘Shoe Bomber’ and with all the terror attacks we have just avoided in Times Square, or from the Denver Subway Bomber for example. Juan Williams’s words below were an admission of a fleeting feeling – a moment of anxiety – a reality that we all have and that TERROR itself is meant to elicit!

I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous. – Juan Williams 10/20/10 Fox News

NPR fired Williams immediately because of heat from CAIR not because they believe Williams looks at complete strangers as potential terrorists just because they’re Muslims, but because he lost his free speech rights in favor of the Power of the Muslim group CAIR.

WE should be up in arms not because it’s wrong to fire people for impolitic statements but because they fire people for anything but the denigration of women! We need to be as strong as the NAACP, as CAIR as La Raza, as ACLU—none of which give a damn about straight white women.

Don’t get me wrong, I care about the rights of others this rant is not to say I would take anything away from others—I just want women to be treated with equal respect and I realize we will not get it unless women to stand up and demand it!

Here Juan Williams get fired for saying he has made a double take at an airport when seeing Muslims in Islamic garb at airports as a result of terror attacks meant to elicit such an effect and cautions us to avoid that kind of thought but yet no one gets fired for using disgraceful, sexist, demeaning, hurtful language about our women candidates running for every office from local politicians to President of the US, or for that matter the first lady of the United States as a Presidential candidate or as the Secretary of State.

Whose fault is that if not ours for tolerating it? The minorities do not tolerate it- why does the majority? Because we are not united we do not have a mighty voice.

TMU
IMAGINE

Empowering Women to Unite & Mobilize!
To Restore The Constitution and Ensure Equality for All.

 

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6 Responses

  1. Please remember that these awful words are used against all women. Thank you for your article.

    • Yes, If I forgot to mention it — or did not clarify myself well enough — my point was that our foundation exists because women are not respected. No women is respected. If we do not, as the majority of the populace, get female equal representation in our government — I don’t see how we will ever get the power to change things. Women are running and attempting to get into office however they are being marginalized and talked down to and belittled and held back– I am suggesting that we stand up while we have this obvious nationwide stage on which the obvious is seen and heard. If they are doing this to our leaders – Imagine what they are doing to typical women who have no soapbox at all?

      You are absolutely right to speak out for the rest of us- join us- that is exactly what I was hoping to get from this piece – someone like you to say – heh what about me? My answer is – I haven’t forgotten about you and I am asking that you don’t forget and step up with us and help us be heard! Thank you for commenting I hope to hear more from you in the future!

      Free US Now- “A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill TMU IMAGINE Empowering Women To Unite & Mobilize ! Sign up for our Email Newsletter

  2. When the Republican Women who get elected this cycle begin to offer legislation fair to the Majority, the largest segment of the work force and the largest SINGLE Voting Block: white women of a certain age, the Christian Right will be in the back rooms making pretentious slurs about how those women don’t take care of their families. They miss the point that all our good work has been routinely canceled out by their bogus church-controlled corruption. Women have moved into politics in large numbers because they have reasoned that the only way to make sure your work gets results and a paycheck is to be in charge. No more looking for approval. Wise women are looking for results and there’s nothing easier to sell than results.

  3. It is disturbing how some women join in with the denigration of women. We, as women, don’t have to agree on each other’s ideology in order to agree to help stop the attacks on women.

    • You betcha- you are exactly right. Monday night I have another wonderful woman from NOW as a scheduled guest. I am proud to have several state presidents from NOW who understand that NOW should be for all women and now for some and not pushing LIBERAL ideals and Democrats. Tune in Monday night and see how TMU represents and is represented by women from all sides of every aisle in order to help women and children!

      Thank you for your comments! We will grow when we learn how to grow together !

      BettyJean Kling M.S, M. Ed Founder: The Majority United Sign up for our Email Newsletter http://www.TheMajorityUnited.com http://www.FreeMeNow.wordpress BTR. The Majority United Radio Mon 10 pm & Wed 9:30 pm Eastern Call-in Number: ( 347 ) 838-8011 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/FreeMeNow http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/group.php?gid=112870418738402 Free US Now- “A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill TMU IMAGINE Empowering Women To Unite & Mobilize ! Sign up for our Email Newsletter

  4. Did you see this recent article?http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nyc-women-fight-back-against-cat-calls-whistle. These women and girls are to be commended for speaking out.

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