… I was at the gym when the [Palin] news broke, hence the late post. And, of course, the news was juxtaposed by the untimely death of Steve Jobs. Leonard Cohen once said of America that it was “the cradle of the best and the worst”. Today, we lost one of the very best in American history, a reticent genius and entrepreneur, an inspiration for countless of us who has changed the very fabric of our lives. And we also saw the end of the road for one of the very worst: a nasty, callow, delusional, vicious know-nothing, brewed in resentment, and whose accomplishments could fit on a postage stamp. It’s a fitting comparison: achievement versus resentment, creativity versus narcissism, hope versus fear. I know which one will get the bigger headlines tomorrow. And there is some comfort in knowing it will pain her.
It’s simple: the Republican base is not a friend to women. If they’re not pretty, they’re gym teachers and dogs. If they’re opinionated and strong, they’re shrill bitches. And if they dare remark that Palin, O’Donnell, and Bachmann don’t seem to have the interests of women or children in mind, they’re bloodsucking misogynist feminazis. Why not just call them “fugly sluts” and get it over with?
by Augusta C (stfusexists.tumblr.com)
A brilliant article—clever, humorous, and incredibly true.(via hatters-gonna-hat)
It doesn’t make it a ‘gotcha’ question just because it got ya.