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  •  AMEN. Thanks for calling attention to this! (7+ / 0-)

    I, too, found the "tantrum" part even more offensive than the "don't say vagina" part; and it's part of a larger pattern of Americans pushing away strong emotions and uncomfortable experiences in general.

    Face it: one of the biggest reasons Republicans win, is because... we just want to be comfortable. We just want calm and quiet at all costs. So we drop our vigilance. And we miss crucial moments. And we go along to get along at moments we shouldn't. And we play along with the conservative frame as to what getting along with others means: shutting up and agreeing with them in myriad small, everyday ways.

    My only consolation is that we are paying more attention to the whole "women are crazy" trope and having a serious discussion about it, even if only a little bit...

    Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class. --John Kerry

    by Lucy Montrose on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 09:37:51 PM PDT

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