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Do these things belong in our progressive discourse?  Is this person qualified to criticize anyone else's treatment of women?

If you believe that the videos linked in this diary suggest a profoundly sexist editorial posture that reinforces sexism in the progressive discourse, I recommend tweeting links to Keith Olbermann, Al Gore, and other prominent progressive male talkers such as Mike Papantonio, Ed Schultz, Sam Seder and others, with hashtags #Unacceptable, #FixIt, #OpPushback.

NOTE:  I am not interested in discussing the actual contents of any of these videos.  Only asking if this reflects your progressive values, and if not, that you make some noise.

Note:  There are at least a dozen identical stories on TYT about female sex offenders being permissible if they're "hot."  I can't/won't link them all.

Originally posted to Xavier Onassis EMT-P on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 08:03 PM PDT.

Also republished by Anonymiss Dkos and Sluts.


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  •  Yawn. (0+ / 0-)

    Yes,it happens. Yes, women should be punished for statutory rape.

    But at least once a month, usually more often, my local station in Atlanta regales  me with tales of a teacher/youth minister/coach/martial arts teacher (the most recent)--and they are all male. And that;'s just in one area in one state.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 11:12:33 PM PDT

    •  #Dismissive (1+ / 0-)
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      Also not the point of the diary, whether or not the women should be punished.

      •  I didn't waste my time on the videos. (0+ / 0-)

        Frankly your comment on the idea that attractive women are more likely to get away with statutory rape than plain ones was pretty typical--as is the fact that whenever women's issues start getting publicity men generally leap in to say "men have problems too". Happens with any  female-oriented dairy that makes the Rec List or is Rescued.

         As for the "Hottest Women" crap--yes, it concentrates only on women's appearance. But there are usually  "hottest Men" lists that go long, and they do the same thing.  

        A man I knew almost 40 years ago  who was an artist pointed out to me that we are visual creatures (and if you don't believe women notice a great ass or a terrific set of abs or a broad pair of shoulders, just as men notice big boobs or a pair of legs and a terrific ass, you're living in dreamland--and that from across a room all you have to go on is what soemone looks like.  He told me as he was painting a nude portrait of me, " They'll see your red hair and your curvy figure and your  facial figures. That may get them over tot alk to you--but it's who you are that will keep them beside you." And he was right.  In my youth, I bordered on beautiful--I was at leasy pretty.   But the men I truly liked were the oens who were as attracted to my mind and my breasts.  Hell, my current husband and I talked for an hour in a dark van on a trip to an SCA event--before we ever saw each other's faces in light.

        What bothers me MUCH mroe that  the NYT does a piece of Gloria Steinem, a brilliant woman--and sticks it int he Style section instead of in the news section. ANd that the Post  after every election does a piece ont he Women of Congress--and mostly asks them for fashion tips. Can you imagine them asking Rand Paul and the Tea Party newbies something that trivial? Or sticking in the style section?

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 03:37:21 PM PDT

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