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Black Dog
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posted 31 March 2003 05:09 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
All 50 of 'em.
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googlymoogly
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posted 31 March 2003 05:20 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like number 3
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Michelle
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posted 31 March 2003 05:28 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Neat list. But this bugged me right away:

quote:
49. LYNNE CHENEY

Misdeeds: Most wives of elite politicians take up charitable causes. Dick Cheney's wife teamed up with Joe Lieberman to form a group called the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which drew up a blacklist of academics whose patriotism was judged to have "fallen short" in the wake of 9/11.


Sure, criticise her for being involved in such a stupid project. But I think it's obnoxious and sexist to criticize her for not being a typical political trophy wife, expecting her to pick up "acceptable" career options for a political wife. Lynne Cheney is her own person - she should not have to conform to doing "acceptable" activities for the wife of a politician.

God, just once I'd like to see a high profile "political wife" have a completely separate career of her own. Okay, I know, probably people will come up with a hundred examples now that I've mentioned it. But that still doesn't stop the writer of this page from making sexist assumptions.

God, it's disheartening to see how wide the gulf still is sometimes between some people on the "left" and feminism.


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 31 March 2003 05:40 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
With a list (remember, these are supposed to be the 50 MOST Loathesome People) that includes John Ritter, and Jennifer Lopez' unborn child, I'm really not sure this author is on the left. Nor the right. I think he's just indulging himself in a li'l rant.
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Black Dog
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posted 31 March 2003 05:53 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Sure, criticise her for being involved in such a stupid project. But I think it's obnoxious and sexist to criticize her for not being a typical political trophy wife, expecting her to pick up "acceptable" career options for a political wife. Lynne Cheney is her own person - she should not have to conform to doing "acceptable" activities for the wife of a politician.

I think you're reading too much into it. What do do you find sexist? I think the thrust of it is that there are many good and worthy causes that could benefit from high-profile political support, yet Cheney chooses to throw her weight behind some absurd academic blacklist. Says nothing about "conforming" to "acceptable" activities or roles.


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googlymoogly
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posted 31 March 2003 05:59 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This guy is sexist in the same way that some people (myself NOT included) may see Monty Python as sexist, or homophobic. They're not really, they make fun of men, women, straight and gay people, blah blah blah . I think it's all about laughing at ourselves
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 31 March 2003 06:06 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was initially kind of offended by some of the entries, until I read more of them and realized that the author clearly set out to offend everybody.

When you think about it, babble's unoffical favourite satire rag, the Onion, does pretty much the same thing. They currently have Bush and the war wriggling on the end of a pike, but in the past they've skewered the left as much as the right, poor as well as rich. Snarky? Mean? Sure... but not unfair, and not _____-ist.


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