Find the Sexism in the Picture, Learn “The Code”

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

Hey, you guys want to push for the ERA?  According to BettyJean Kling over at FreeUsNow,  it’s still viable and only 3 more states are need to ratify!  (Ironically, one is Illinois, home of Barky. Sounds like a constructive thing to pursue…if nothing else, as an opportunity to retrace some history for young women who have no clue about what was gained with a lot of fighting…and what is slipping away.

Here are a couple of items to spur your interest. Thanks to  our Chicago Correspondent Leslie and frequent commentor, Northwest Rain….

First, Leslie sent along these pre-election cartoons from The Chicago Reader, the in-the-tank publication that we featured in a background piece,  “What Makes Obama Run?” from The Chicago Reader, December 1995.

Note the challenge to Obama…and the not-so-subtle sexism delivered in a cartoon which doesn’t even feature a woman!!

Message to Obama:

Message to McCain:

Gee, I wonder why they asked McCain to “not die?”

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Then, we just had to re-post a typical exchange that was going on just after the election…(and is still ongoing in different places and forms…)

Here’s a whole series of comments from a thread from a No Quarter piece, Truth v. Fiction, Cheating v. Honor.

Northwest Rain provided IA with the setup…and the great line about “experience” :

The comment that triggers my outrage — is listed first. And in looking back
through the archives and remembering conversations — males have been saying
that Palin doesn’t have “experience” — and yet they would defend O-zero’s non
experience as “experience”. That WORD experience kept coming up. So when I read
the comment below — I exploded. Of COURSE — “experience” means Sarah Palin and
Hillary Clinton don’t have experience because they don’t have a penis.


Below copied from NQ:

Comment by mtc | 2008-11-07 01:37:53

If the Republicans really want to get back into the game, then they should take
a page from Axelrod. Find a charismatic and physically attractive candidate
(like Palin but with a better education and more experience) from a
traditionally disempowered group, groom her, screw public financing and collect
massive amounts of money from people who will be ready by 2012 or 2016 to dump
Obama. It obviously doesn’t really matter who is qualified to run. Just make sure that
the candidate has a stable temperament, fabulous rhetorical skills, and the
ability to make the public think that she is more talented. If I were they, I
would start now.
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Comment by Northwest rain | 2008-11-07 02:01:47

Sexist pig – sexist pig.

Palin has a very good education — she is extremely smart — she just has a
vagina.

And she has a HELL of a lot more experience that O-fartfart

Right now I have no tolerance for sexist pigs.

You are one of the worst.
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Comment by Northwest rain | 2008-11-07 02:06:12

Oh I get it — “experience” is the code word for — need penis to apply
— creatures who pee sitting down scare the hell out of pathetic liberals-or
progressives or whatever the hell you sexists pigs are calling yourselves today.
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Comment by wodiej | 2008-11-07 02:29:14

I agree…I am just so sick of all this sexist shit I could SCREAM. If Palin had been a man they couldn’t have fawned over her enough.
She was extremely qualified and even more so than any of the other 3. IMO, she
was the one most qualified. I asked a friend’s boyfriend why he didn’t think
Palin was qualified to be VP, he said “I don’t know”. I know…she doesn’t have a penis.
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Comment by fluffy bunny | 2008-11-07 02:27:12

yep
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Comment by Newly Independent | 2008-11-07 03:39:33

If the Republicans really want to get back into the game

Republicans have won presidencies for decades. They don’t need Axelrod to fix
– er, win elections.

McCain knew what it took to beat Obama. He just wasn’t willing to stoop that
low to win.

Find a charismatic and physically attractive candidate (like Palin but with
a better education and more experience)

CODE FOR: Not a woman.

Sexist trash.

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There ya go…all you need to know about where we, as women stand…somewhere in the landfill with all those old, rusting appliances…

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8 Responses

  1. Experience = penis

  2. It obviously doesn’t really matter who is qualified to run.

    That kind of says it all, doesn’t it? We weren’t sold Obama, we were sold a concept. And when you consider that, as Edge always says, this is the Year of the Penis, and that GRL said:

    There ya go…all you need to know about where we, as women stand…somewhere in the landfill with all those old, rusting appliances…

    It finally all came together for me.

    Obama is America’s shiny new giant dildo!

  3. Ditto charismatic and physically attractive candidate = penis person

  4. Bravo, IA! I couldn’t agree more. What you and kenosha are doing over here is fantastic. Thank you for the hard work!

  5. It doesn’t end there…..

    Monday night on Boston Legal, a woman was fired from her job because she was stupid. She voted for McCain because she like Sarah Palin.

    The person who fired her was —– you guessed it —- a man. He had *experience* and he owned his business. He could fire anyone for no reason at all.
    But he had *experience*. (Of course he did)

    They portrayed her as somewhat of a ditz. (Well of course they did. She liked Gov. Palin’s spunk. and She also had been a “HUGE” Hillary supporter for the previous year.)

    Now I ask you, why, did they make such an issue of the woman liking Hillary-then-Palin-being-stupid.

    And Why did they refer to the election of Obama in terms of “I cried the whole night” . . . and . . . “I never wanted that night to end” ?

    *experience*

    I am still not over 2000, and now I have to add this to my memory bank.

  6. Where is Lorena Bobitt when we need her?
    I really would like to see the ERA passed in my lifetime.
    Isn’t it sad that we need an amendment to the constitution for rights for over 1/2 of the country.

    WOMEN.MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY OVER PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMA,BUBBAS, AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  7. Yes — ERA — perhaps women can come together and get that passed.

    After the misogyny we saw during this past election season — the flat out assault on women — BECAUSE we are women — I am hoping the remaining sane and logical women will get the ERA passed — in our lifetime.

    I think the full attack on Palin, immediately after witnessing Hillary Clinton being attacked — should have been a wake up call to all women.

    Unfortunately most younger women don’t realize that the attack against Clinton and Palin was also directed at them.

  8. Hey Leslie,

    I’m not a Boston Legal viewer (in fact there’s very little “mainstream” TV I watch anymore), so please tell me – what happened to the PUMA on the show! Did she win her lawsuit? I need to view this one vicariously through you.

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