Mainstream Misogyny

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Echidne of the Snakes posted this recent example:

This is from a recent O’Reilly Factor:


Summary: On The O’Reilly Factor, Dennis Miller stated of Gov. Sarah Palin: “[M]ostly women on the left hate her, because to me, from outside in, it appears that she has a great sex life.” He continued, “I think she has non-neurotic sex with that Todd Palin guy. I think most of the women on the Upper East Side, their husbands haven’t been aroused since Mailer signed copy of The Executioner’s Song at Rizzoli’s back in the early ’70s.”

I’m floating on this sea made out of pink styrofoam balls and looking at the cardboard sky above. Which is shorthand for being in another reality, a reality where Dennis Miller can state three unsupported assertions in a row (it is mostly women on the left who hate Sarah Palin, the Palins have non-neurotic sex and women of the Upper East Side don’t have any sex) and that’s perfectly good in a public debate.

Me, I think that Dennis Miller might be a podperson from the planet of Cockheads, that his idea of sex consists of picking a female chicken leg for his dinner and that the last time he ejaculated was when Bush invaded Iraq. Let’s discuss those assertions, too, eh?

Read the whole thing here.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to Mainstream Misogyny

  1. JoeSlater says:

    We’ve also heard — from folks in the mainstream media — that women don’t like Palin because she chose not to have an abortion and because she’s “pretty.” I’ve also read a mainstream conservative (forget who at the moment) praise Palin for being “the kind of woman that likes men.”

    It’s really interesting to hear conservative guys explain the reactions of people, especially women, to Palin.

  2. Ann Bartow says:

    Between hearing that Hillary Clinton was too old and ugly and bitchy and Sarah Palin was too young, pretty and flirtatious, the past year has been a sexist stereotype bonanza.

  3. JoeSlater says:

    I would respond, Ann, but first I need a male TV pundit to explain the “real” reason why you made that comment.

  4. Ann Bartow says:

    Hormones made me do it!

  5. Ann Bartow says:

    Or my ovaries, let’s blame them!