Sexism

Creeper 2020


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There have been times when a man has walked up behind me and started rubbing my shoulders. Is that weird? I think so. Did I enjoy it? No…well maybe a little. But still, don’t do that. Not just to me, but to anyone. While it creeped me out, that sort of behavior probably extends to intimidation when it’s done to a woman.

So, men…while we’re at it, don’t go around rubbing woman’s shoulders who did not ask you to. Also, don’t sniff their hair and kiss the top of their heads…or anywhere else. Keep your hands to yourself.

Joe Biden is facing his first of what will be many crises in his campaign for the presidency, and he’s not even in the race yet. Of course, what defines a crisis for Biden is usually just a Tuesday for Donald Trump. Yet, Democrats hold their own to a higher standard. Republicans don’t even require their people to be literate.

Former Nevada Assemblywoman, Lucy Flores, published a column Friday in The Cut accusing Biden of unwanted touching and kissing the back of her head in 2014. Just like in Casablanca, I’m shocked there’s gambling here.

Yes, there is a reason he’s lovingly referred to as “Gropey Joe.” He’s gropey. He and his defenders describe it as affection. Others have been known to describe it as “ew.”

There are miles of video footage of Biden standing behind women of all ages where he’s rubbing their shoulders and whispering in their ears. Obama once joked about it during a speech saying, “I feel more loose and relaxed than ever. Those Joe Biden shoulder massages, they’re like magic.”

In 2015, a photo went viral of Biden holding the shoulders of Stephanie Carter while her husband, Ashton, was being sworn in as Secretary of Defense. She defended Biden in a column published Sunday in Medium, describing it as a tender moment between friends. I’ll take her word for it but I try not to get that tender with my friends.

There are accusations that the more liberal segment of the Democratic Party is trying to take Biden down before he gets in. It’s been noted that Flores attended Beto O’Rourke’s official campaign announcement last Saturday. Whether the accusations are political or not, Biden still has to deal with how he handled the Clarence Thomas hearings in regards to Anita Hill’s testimony when he was chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee.

Regarding Flores and other women, Biden has denied misconduct and issued a statement saying, “not once, never, did I believe I acted inappropriately.” That right there might be the problem. If you don’t believe it’s inappropriate to rub shoulders, sniff hair, kiss heads, whisper whatever you’re whispering in the ears of women who are not your wife or girlfriend, then you don’t have a clue. If this is behavior you frequently engage in and you think it’s OK, you’re probably wondering why you’re never invited to of your friends’ parties.

Biden has not been accused of assault or of committing any crimes. He’s just been accused of being creepy. Despite the fact Donald Trump has been accused of committing crimes and has even boasted about it, Republicans are tearing into Biden. Cognitive dissonance is a rare commodity in the Republican Party. And if you are a Republican, “cognitive dissonance” means having thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes that are not consistent. One example is attacking Biden for rubbing shoulders while ignoring that Trump has boasted about groping women and barging into the dressing rooms of teenage beauty pageant contestants.

Some of Biden’s defenders describe his behavior as ageism and that he doesn’t mean any harm. He’s just being Joe. I don’t think that’s an excuse. If anything the #metoo movement should be teaching these guys, especially guys in the Democratic Party, is what’s wrong and right in how you treat women. His age is not a defense plus, it reminds us that he’s really old. It’s not a defense for Old Man Biden or Old Man Trump.

Being a creeper didn’t prevent Trump supporters from being Trump supporters…just like a lot of other stuff didn’t stop them. The creeper factor won’t be that much of an issue in the general election. It can destroy a Democrat in the primaries while it receives shrugs of indifference in the Republican primaries.

My first prediction for the upcoming campaign is that it will provide us plenty of moments when we’ll be creeped out.

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Nasty Republican Sock Drawer


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Republicans have an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fetish. Who can blame them? But still, while hating everything she stands for, they’re making it clear that it’s more about her than about the positions she’s advocating. Take the Green New Deal as an example.

The Green New Deal is a resolution pushing the United States 100% renewable, zero-emission energy sources by 2035. Republicans hate this because it’s environmental and they can’t understand it. How dare she.

While the resolution focuses on investments in electric cars and high-speed rails, eventually replacing buildings, creating new jobs, improving healthcare, and combating poverty, the most Republicans can get it out of it is that it’ll turn us into socialist Venezuela and ban cows from farting. Seriously.

I have seen about ten cartoons from conservatives about AOC banning cow farts proving they either haven’t read the legislation or that they’re lying about it. But, conservative cartoonists are used to crapping out cartoons.

While it is kinda sorta funny in a low-brow way to joke about cow farts, they actually are a major contributor to methane in the atmosphere. But, nobody’s talking about getting rid of cows or discovering some way of making them stop farting. If you want to change cow farts,  you have to change the humans who are handling the cows. By the way, I’m sure Venezuela has its share of farting cows. Stalin, for all his tyranny couldn’t stop cows from farting. Besides, we all like steaks, cheeseburgers, and ice cream. We’re not getting rid of cows.

But, all the anger over this is directed at AOC. Bad girl! Grrr! Anger! Fuming Facebook memes! While directing all this hostility toward her, very few actually counter her positions. None of these conservatives can take her down. And, when a high-profile conservative attempts to do so on Twitter, they get taken down by her. Don’t mess with a woman who’s smarter than you.

I mentioned how many cartoons I’ve seen on cow farts, but the number on AOC alone is staggering. One cartoonist has drawn her six times over the past two weeks. Other conservatives are going after her with more frequency. A lot of it, most of it is sexism. Hashtag “AOC’ and “GreenNewDeal” on Twitter and see what turns up. Tell me if you see the name Ed Markey.

Why would I bring up Ed Markey, the Senator from Massachusetts? Because Markey is co-sponsor of the Green New Deal with AOC, yet you’re not hearing his name in all the criticism. For some reason, AOC is receiving all the scorn and poor Ed Markey is going ignored. Could it be…sexism? Old white guys just can’t catch a break.

Other things conservatives also leave out in their outrage is that the resolution is nonbinding and they don’t understand “net zero.” Look up “net zero and you may stop freaking out about environmental plans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring the Green New Deal up for a vote. This is a plan to see who supports it so they can use it against them, preferably Democratic Senators currently running for president. Of course, that overlooks the fact that the majority of Americans are for reducing our carbon footprint and they support the Green New Deal, even though they don’t understand it either. McConnell also hopes to increase attacks against AOC because that’s just good Republican strategy…maybe…they think.

The GOP went after her for saying the world will end in 12 years, when she was talking about the United Nation’s putting out a report that we have twelve years to change before it’s too late to change. They hang on her every word and look for gaffes, like when she said “ringworm” instead of “hookworm.” They question her intelligence even though they’re the party of Trump and believed Sarah Palin was ready for the presidency. They’ve gone after her for not being able to afford an apartment in Washington before she was sworn into Congress. They’ve made fun of her wardrobe. They’ve manufactured a viral lie about her credit rating. Tucker Carlson recently called her a “screechy moron.” They even released a video of her dancing while in college, which only made her more appealing.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is everything Republicans fear in one package. An intelligent, Hispanic, liberal woman looking to change the future. While they’re very vocal about her, I don’t want to know what sort of icky thoughts are in their heads.

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A Manly Cartoon


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Gillette, a company that makes razors and other grooming products released an ad stating they “believe in the best in men.” Right-wing men, who love to project by calling liberals “snowflakes,” have responded by having hissy fits and showing the worst in men.

The two-minute commercial talks about “toxic masculinity” and recognizes its own past in contributing to that atmosphere. It makes a strong case against sexism, harassment, mansplaining, and bullying. Conservatives are quite upset over this because I’m not sure. They’re either in favor of being chauvinistic jerks and pushing people around or their manhood is threatened by such an ad. These are the same people who freaked out last week over a video of a brown congresswoman dancing while she was in college. I have already seen three conservative cartoons outraged over the ad. Yes, they all suck.

Right-wing conservative men are freaking out so much that they’re starting a boycott against Gillette. The ad shows men helplessly repeating the familiar phrase, “Boys will be boys.” A few high-profile dudes, just being boys striving for relevancy, have made their voices heard against the ad.

Actor James Woods, game show host Chuck Woolery, and a male supremacy group, A Voice for Men (which is a certified hate group) have all vowed to boycott Gillette razors. I guess Chuck Woolery will be getting woolier. Piers Morgan (you laughed already, didn’t you?) said Gillette “wants every man to take one of their razors and cut off his testicles.” Not quite.

In case they missed it, the ad is not telling men to vanish, go away, or to “cut off their testicles,” even if Piers could find his. The ad is telling men they’re part of the solution. The new Gillette commercial encourages men to break the cycle of treating women like property, sexual harassment, abuse, the use of violence to solve conflict, bullying, and mansplaining. It’s encouraging men to break the cycle and that is “the best a man can get.” Don’t pass this down to your sons. Don’t pass these expectations down to your daughters.

The ad shows actor Terry Crews testifying before Congress and saying, “Men need to hold other men accountable.” We especially need to hold those accountable who can’t account for themselves.

We believe in the best in men, despite there being those showing their worst and ironically proving the need for such an ad.

If you can’t be an example of the best in men, I hope at the very least, your sons are better than you.

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He-Man Women Hater


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It’s not a mystery why Donald Trump hates women. It’s because he’s afraid of them. He’s especially intimidated if they’re stronger and smarter than he is which describes every liberal woman. The only mystery with Trump and women is why so many still support him, and why they ever did in the first place.

Trump likes to float the lie that he won the women vote. He only won the white women vote, which may mean he believes only white women matter.

It’s not surprising when Trump insults women. He also insults the handicapped, brown people, black people, gay people, veterans, journalists, dogs, etc. He’s just an all-around hateful, vile, disgusting pig of a human being. But, he really relishes insulting women. He does it to the point that at times he may not even be aware he’s doing it.

Women who know Trump don’t want anything to do with him. According to reports, Karen Pence, the Second Lady, and Mike Pence’s wife and mother, refused to shake his hand on election night, and wouldn’t even let Mike kiss her (nobody should be kissing someone they call “Mother” anyway). His daughter, Ivanka, jokes about his botched hair transplant, and his own wife insists on sleeping in a separate bedroom, preferably in another state if she can work it out. At this moment, she’s in another bedroom on a different continent.

Trump has insulted Ruth Bader Ginsburg (only weights 60 pounds), Sonya Sotomayor (ha-ha diabetes), Hillary Clinton (crooked), Carly Fiorina (ugly face), Elizabeth Warren (Pocahontas), Heidi Cruz (ugly face again), Mika Brzezinski (ugly bleeding face), Rosie O’Donnell (fat, ugly face), Megyn Kelly (blood coming out of her “wherever”), Katy Tur (third-rate journalist), Maureen Dowd (wacky columnist), Katarina Witt (built like a linebacker), Angelina Jolie (not beautiful), Cher (wears a rug and had plastic surgeries), Arianna Huffington (understands why her husband left her for a man), Heidi Klum (sadly no longer a 10), and Alicia Machado (Miss Piggy).

On Monday, during a press conference for replacing NAFTA with NotNAFTA, Trump continued to insult women. As ABC’s Cecilia Vega was about to ask Trump a question about Kavanaugh, Trump said, “You’re not thinking. You never do.”

At a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Trump lit into Christine Blasey Ford, who he previously said was credible. He mocked Blasey Ford and even lied about what she couldn’t remember from when she claims Trump’s SCOTUS nominee attacked her. Trump has previously questioned why women who accuse men of assault wait so long to report it. Maybe, because the most powerful man in the world will take to a stage before a bunch of Mississippi hillbillies and start mocking them. The worst part, the Trump rally crowd was laughing and eating it up.

Earlier in the day, Trump said, it is a “very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.” No. He wasn’t talking about the dangers young black men face from police brutality. He was talking about men facing the risks of being falsely accused by women. Of course, Trump has never expressed concern for women who are sexually assaulted. That’s because Trump is a sexual assaulter. He is the man who boasted that he’s “grabbed them by the pussy,” and moved on a married woman “like a bitch” while his wife was at home with his newborn son.

You would think the Republicans weren’t concerned about the women vote this November. This year, a record number of women are running for office, with 185 party nominees for House seats. Yet, The Republicans are trying to ram through a SCOTUS nominee who has been credibly accused of assault on women, and they send a president out to rallies to mock survivors of sexual assault. There are two more Trump rallies this week.

Hopefully, the “Blue Wave” moves on Trump “like a bitch” and makes this a very scary time in America for Republicans.

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Double Standards For Serena


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Serena Williams got into a tiff with the referee during the championship finals of the U.S. Open. She was ultimately fined $17,000 for calling the ref a “thief.” What has been pointed out is that men have a history of arguing with referees, and insulting them with words much worse than “thief,” and rarely if ever being punished in any way. Hell, John McEnroe has built a career off his reputation of fighting with referees.

Early this afternoon, I received an email from a reporter at the New York Observer wanting my thoughts for an article he was writing about a cartoon on the subject. I hadn’t seen the cartoon, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this guy’s work before. But, when I saw it, I said, “oh my god lord and Jesus, that’s some racist-ass shit.”

While the cartoonist makes a point that’s fair and you can agree, disagree, and argue your brains out over it, his message was lost with the caricature. He made Williams look sort of like a subhuman gorilla baby thing while making her opponent a white blonde woman, despite the fact, Naomi Osaka is of Japanese and Haitian descent.

There’s more to say on this issue, but this is a bonus cartoon for you today because there’s another issue I want to draw on tonight. This blog is short because I have things to do and there’s a hurricane coming, but you can argue it out in the comments.

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Trump Veep Stakes


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The New York Times published an article last Sunday which Donald Trump describes as a hit piece. That means it’s a must-read.

Trump is upset that the article paints him as a charter member of the HeMan Women Haters Club, though it doesn’t attribute any statements to him worse than anything he’s said on tape. In fact, a great portion of the article covers his promoting women in his businesses and placing them in leadership roles.

One of the women is upset, saying her comments were taken out of context and that The Times promised it wouldn’t be a hit piece. I’m not sure of that as reporters usually don’t promise an interviewee what sort of coverage they’re going to receive. I did find it bizarre that this one subject talked about how uncomfortable Trump made her feel when they first met, and then dated him. But hey, money changes everything.

Trump is promising to sue The Times for libel. You can laugh or roll your eyes at this point. First off, he usually doesn’t follow through on a threat and second, he doesn’t have a case. The New York Times hasn’t reported anything on him that’s worse than he’s accused Bill Clinton of doing.

Trump says the report that he’s been sexist, or misogynistic are false and he’s always respected women. I don’t find the comments in the article difficult to believe as this man has been on tape before describing a women being flat-chested, how he’d like to see one on her knees, how he’d probably date his daughter, and speculating on his youngest daughter’s potential breasts when she was an infant.

Trump doesn’t make you give him a normal “ew.” When he talks about his daughters in a sexual context it’s more of an “EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!” Donald Trump, what the hell is wrong with you?

There’s also a lot of talk about Trump’s Vice Presidential nominee and who it will be. We’ve been talking about that when we’re not talking about him objectifying women or impersonating his publicist to talk about his own sex life.

I would have bet my money on Trump nominating a woman. That would balance his ticket and help him run against a woman. But now that the party is fractured I believe the smart thing would be to nominate an establishment type. The type who’s educated on government, foreign policy, and basically how things work, which is all stuff Trump doesn’t have a clue on or any interest in understanding. I can’t think of any female in the GOP establishment who hasn’t said hell no to being Trump’s running mate that really fits that bill, except for one.

Jan Brewer, kinda establishment but not Washington establishment and she’s kinda stupid. There’s Sarah Palin and if there is a god he will nominate her, but she doesn’t understand how anything works either except for a GOP expense account. Carly Fiorina could be the first person ever nominated twice in one year but she’s not establishment, and again, doesn’t understand how things work. Plus, I don’t think Trump could stand to look at Fiorina on a daily basis. Michele Bachmann, no. Again, stupid. Nikki Haley would be an excellent choice as she’s smart, educated, knows how things work, the establishment loves her, even Democrats like her and she can sway Independents, and she’s pretty enough for a sexist pig. Alas, I said she’s smart which means she won’t have anything to do with the career suicide of a Trump campaign.

That leaves Iowa Senator Joni Ernst. She’s a hideous human being but she’s Washington. She’s fairly new to the establishment but she also has Tea Party support. She can rile up the base. Her downside is, she probably doesn’t really know how things work but she can probably fake it. She’s also castrated hogs, and that might discourage Trump from being around her.

Seriously, Trump probably doesn’t wanna be around a woman capable of cutting a pig’s nuts off.

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Trump’s Thin Skin


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I don’t think I have ever seen a candidate as thin-skinned as Donald Trump. He complains he’s not treated fairly. He states if you’re not nice to him then he won’t be nice to you. If he’s not treated fairly by the GOP then he might run a third-party campaign just because his feelings were hurt. He attacks people who ask him tough questions, which you know is going to happen if you’re running for president. It’s going to happen more and more if you’re the front runner. This is only August, 15 months before the election. Is Donald Trump going to whine all the way to the White House?

He might. He gets support for being a big baby. A lot of people support him attacking Megyn Kelly (for asking an “unfair” question). They support his attack of everyone.

He’s also getting a bit more criticism but that’s because he’s taking on Fox News. This is going to be fun.

A couple nights ago I was watching his interview on CNN and was wondering what statement he’d make that’d create headlines. He didn’t disappoint. Trump made a comment about Kelly saying that while questioning him during the debate “blood was coming out of Megyn Kelly’s eyes and blood coming out of her wherever.”

Shortly after he was barred from attending a Republican summit in Atlanta because of his sexist comments. Of course the guy who barred him has often made his own sexist remarks. Trump was OK insulting Rosie O’Donnell, Obama, liberals, Mexicans, etc. But attacking a Fox anchor, oh the humanity.

This “punishment” will only rally more people to defend Trump and give Trump another excuse to say he’s being mistreated.

If elected president (play with me here and pretend it can happen) is he going to insult world leaders? Will he be Whiner In Chief?

I don’t think that Georgia conservative group should have prevented Trump from speaking. He’s a major candidate, like it or not. He needs to be heard, misogynistic comments, warts and all. This is actually an attempt by the GOP establishment to defeat him. That’s going to help him.

You don’t need to hang Trump. You just need to give him the rope. Eventually he’ll hang himself. He’s gotta!

Oh my god, I just kinda stood up for Trump.

On another note: Yes, I know. Fortune cookies aren’t really Chinese. They’re an American invention.

Here’s the rough.

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