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  •  Not exactly what I was getting at, (0+ / 0-)

    Warren likes smart men, there's no doubt about that.

    There's just something about that wink and nod when men say things like "well, I'll have to run it by my wife - she's the boss!"  Har har har, the guys who typically make that joke are domineering assholes, which is why their buddies laugh, because they all know the wife's role is to meekly submit to the man.

    I sense an element of this sexism in the comments about male presidents having wives who are really "the smart ones," har har har, wink wink.  

    No, I am NOT accusing everyone who makes such a comment of being a sexist pig.  But we should be aware of the atmosphere created by such comments.  If we can't imagine saying of a female president, "of course it's the first man who's boss," wink wink, then maybe there's more to that joke than appears on the surface.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 10:40:42 AM PDT

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