It's really something to see women behave like a bunch of beer-drinking good ol' boys. Pennywit alerted me to this InDCJournal post about the Daily Kos pie fight, which led me to this blog, and that led me on a merry episode of link-surfing from site to site of women who seem to really hate women. Some highlights:
Regarding the Progressive ladies: it turns out Kos really isn't giving them any.
Amy (in the comments):
Donnah, at the risk of maybe being labelled a "crude prude" (a crude prude with REALLY big breasts, I might add--if that's not too much of an oxymoron form them over there--much bigger than our esteemed and beloved Mr. Vice President's), I will venture to opine that unless Kos gives Miss Amanda Panda or whatever the fark her name is a microscope pre-coitus, she may have a hard time findin' anything he's got to give her.
I also feel compelled to venture some speculation as to whether or not she's capable of recieving said gift from Mr. Kos, but changed my mind because that would just be catty.
Yes, good thing she didn't say it.
What's wrong? Kos not giving you any?
And then there's this lumping of all women from MaxedOutMama:
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If most people really could change their sexual orientation half the men in America would be gay. It's safer and more predictable.
You know, it's one thing to call someone a bitch, or vain, or stupid. It's another thing to buy into and perpetuate myths that women with opinions just need a good fuck. These women sound like the MRA troll we had slithering around here the past few days.
It certainly strikes me that these anti-feminists are just as strident as anyone around. They're not as "eloquent" as the Coulter or the Malkin, perhaps, but then they're not professionals. They're just calling it like they see it, without O'Reilly manning the organ grinder. By stridently saying striden women just need some dick, are they really saying that they themselves could use more servicing? Why does everything come down to insert tab A into slot B?
I've never really understood these kinds of attitudes. What makes this different from any other kind of bigotry? I realize that anti-black "wannabees" and anti-semetic Jews have been known and debated over the years. Maybe it's part of that old Groucho line, "I'd never join a club that would have me for a member" -- self-hatred. Or maybe, like many radical leaders of the extremes, they're so devoted to their own gang that they need to dehumanize everyone else -- including people of same gender/race/ethnicity/[whatever] in order to feel better about themselves. Maybe getting fucked has shut them up in the past, and they're projecting. I don't think so. It seems more like a casual buy-in into the stereotypical chauvinist belief that any woman who seems to be unhappy about something really just needs some manly attention.
It's a tactic used in business, in politics, even in polite company -- Dismiss the woman as a dysfunctional sex object. Leave the serious issues to the men, a woman's business is just to receive the male member, and be grateful.
Lest anyone think I'm just criticizing these women because they're conservative, I'd like to add that most of the conservative gals I've come across -- even the more wingnutty ones -- don't lapse into such misogynistic wails. (Again, I'm talking of the amateurs, not the professional haters mentioned above.) For example, in my surfing today, I came across Little Miss Attila, who does not seem to employ her namesake's tactics but rather has some interesting posts, like this one.
I'll also add that while I can post as much snark as the next gal, I'm not an habituee of DU, either. Before the Christianists pulled the GOP from Goldwater to DeLay, I'd considered myself a progressive moderate. In other words, this isn't about politics but about dehumanizing people because of their sex. I know people do it. I just don't get it.