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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 10:14 PM
Response to Reply #88
91. you are absolutely correct
but this is a guy who's paid to say ridiculous and over the top things. bill maher is not the cause of our currently reality, he's a symptom. surely there are more worthy targets.

would you categorize the women in the audience who laughed just as hard as the men as self-hating women? female misogynists?
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  -Bill Maher on feminism, women, and the "feminization" of the United States Katherine Brengle  Sep-17-07 07:35 PM   #0 
  - "Sensitivity is more important than truth."  Lorien   Sep-17-07 07:45 PM   #1 
  - Or look at the women he has had a relationship with like Ann  Cleita   Sep-17-07 07:53 PM   #3 
     - why do you say he had a relationship with ann coulter?  robinlynne   Sep-18-07 05:59 PM   #153 
  - I have known all along the man is a f***ing pig  Skittles   Sep-17-07 07:47 PM   #2 
  - me too. Just because a f*cking pig occasionally makes a funny  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 09:58 PM   #76 
  - Bill is a classic male small-l libertarian  musette_sf   Sep-17-07 07:55 PM   #4 
  - I have always had a theory about him....  smirkymonkey   Sep-17-07 08:01 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-17-07 08:05 PM   #8 
  - t;hey always are.....  smirkymonkey   Sep-17-07 08:37 PM   #21 
  - bet he got rejected because he went after playboy bunnies instead of regular women, then he decided  HardRocker2005   Sep-18-07 03:04 AM   #137 
  - Bill Maher has a mommy problem. That's why he objected to the breast feeding in the restaurant.  JDPriestly   Sep-17-07 09:35 PM   #58 
     - "It doesn't do any good to sow your seeds widely if they die from neglect."  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:00 PM   #78 
  - I regret ever giving him any credit  Whisp   Sep-17-07 07:58 PM   #5 
  - I used to think he could be funny, but after the Halloween  JeanGrey   Sep-18-07 01:20 AM   #130 
  - This was supposed to be funny?  Swamp Rat   Sep-17-07 08:04 PM   #7 
  - good take on it, Swamp Rat  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:02 PM   #81 
  - As long as he's male, he will only guess at what it's like to be a woman....  Sarah Ibarruri   Sep-17-07 08:10 PM   #9 
  - Hahahahaha! Who's more sensitive than a man feeling his manhood is under attack?  DemItAllAnyway   Sep-17-07 08:13 PM   #10 
  - Enough Of The Bill Maher Bitching Threads  Paladin   Sep-17-07 08:17 PM   #11 
  - you wouldn't be telling us women to shut up now, would you?  Whisp   Sep-17-07 08:22 PM   #12 
  - you're quite observant, new DU-er  musette_sf   Sep-17-07 08:25 PM   #14 
  - thanks for the welcome, mussette.  Whisp   Sep-17-07 08:44 PM   # 
  - Awwwww, That Was Really Cute How You Acted Like You Had Authority And Can Tell Another Poster Not To  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 08:35 PM   #20 
  - same scale as telling someone not to post on a certain subject?  Whisp   Sep-17-07 08:41 PM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-17-07 08:43 PM   #28 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-17-07 08:48 PM   #32 
     - Yes, You're Right. Posters Should Absolutely Be Able To Tell Others That They Aren't Welcome In A  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 09:01 PM   #40 
        - are you really this much of a waste of space  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:02 PM   #80 
     - That's A Contradiction How Now?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 08:52 PM   #36 
        - The predictability is what makes you funny  lynyrd_skynyrd   Sep-17-07 08:58 PM   #38 
        - Seems Reasonable. It's Like When Some Ignoramus Keeps Shouting 2+2 = 5!!! 2+2 = 5!!!! And Someone  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 09:03 PM   #42 
        - we have your permission to continue on?  Whisp   Sep-17-07 09:05 PM   #43 
           - I Didn't Give It To You.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 09:06 PM   #44 
  - "Cute" is a pretty loaded word.  knitter4democracy   Sep-18-07 08:20 AM   #145 
     - "but you undermine your own point when you belittle someone"  wicket   Sep-18-07 08:30 AM   #147 
  - YEah, Welcome  zidzi   Sep-17-07 08:38 PM   #23 
  - Welcome to DU.  ThomCat   Sep-17-07 08:51 PM   #35 
  - No, Actually, I Wouldn't Be Telling You To Shut Up  Paladin   Sep-17-07 09:13 PM   #45 
  - That is Your Opinion.  Whisp   Sep-17-07 09:24 PM   #54 
  - Oh The Hypocrisy!  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 09:35 PM   #59 
  - Hmmmmmm?  Whisp   Sep-17-07 09:49 PM   #65 
  - Welcome to DU  wicket   Sep-18-07 08:34 AM   #148 
  - psssssssssst....c'mere  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:04 PM   #83 
  - LOL,,,  The Vinyl Ripper   Sep-18-07 12:33 AM   #125 
  - This is a huge issue for women.  JDPriestly   Sep-18-07 01:05 AM   #128 
     - Well, as an american man  awoke_in_2003   Sep-18-07 03:54 AM   #142 
     - Right. This prudery about breasts is not a universal thing.  JDPriestly   Sep-18-07 09:43 AM   #149 
     - I agree with you JDPriestly  Dorian Gray   Sep-18-07 09:58 AM   #150 
  - Pissing and moaning? (eom)  tblue37   Sep-17-07 09:36 PM   #62 
  - OOH, WHISP !!!  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:04 PM   #82 
  - in the context of this thread  musette_sf   Sep-17-07 08:23 PM   #13 
  - Nope. Too late. Target locked and the missiles are on the way  DS1   Sep-17-07 08:27 PM   #15 
  - If you don't like it, don't read them. Take your own advice.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 08:30 PM   #16 
  - Yeah But Then Those Guys Aren't Getting Any Attention  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:06 PM   #84 
  - Tell him that  RestoreGore   Sep-17-07 08:35 PM   #19 
  - a hundred topics  Bill McBlueState   Sep-17-07 09:22 PM   #53 
  - I'm a woman. I can handle more than one thread and more  tblue37   Sep-17-07 09:35 PM   #60 
  - there's always the ignore button, if you care to take your own advice n/t  fishwax   Sep-17-07 11:16 PM   #117 
  - Wha???  DeSwiss   Sep-18-07 12:13 AM   #122 
  - I like Bill Maher -- except his anti-feminist views.  JDPriestly   Sep-18-07 01:27 AM   #132 
  - some of us can multitask/  lionesspriyanka   Sep-18-07 08:26 AM   #146 
  - Don't read the youtube comments  wuushew   Sep-17-07 08:32 PM   #17 
  - He's always been like this  Marie26   Sep-17-07 08:34 PM   #18 
  - Female & Male guests have called him out on his misogyny.  devilgrrl   Sep-17-07 08:39 PM   #24 
  - Good!  Marie26   Sep-17-07 08:42 PM   #27 
  - I tried to watch his show once and just the way he treated his female guests  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:16 PM   #93 
  - So true, even if society were being "feminized" why would that have  treestar   Sep-17-07 11:01 PM   #105 
     - exactly, and it would take centuries of feminization to counter the centuries of masculinization. nt  HardRocker2005   Sep-18-07 03:06 AM   #138 
  - Yes, Bill Maher Is A Misogynist Scumbag. Can We Move On Yet?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 08:38 PM   #22 
  - Come on  OzarkDem   Sep-17-07 08:44 PM   #29 
  - Nah, Not Really Bothering Me. Bit Amusing Though How Fixating Some Topics Become.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 08:57 PM   #37 
  - learn to use the HIDE feature  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:07 PM   #85 
     - roflmao!!  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:18 PM   #94 
     - that was a LOT of hiding  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:24 PM   #98 
     - Nah. I Never Use The Hide Feature. No Thread Ever Bothers Me That Much That I Can't Ignore It On  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 11:00 PM   #104 
  - Thanks for sending me to this.  hnmnf   Sep-17-07 08:40 PM   #25 
  - What was the punchline?  wuushew   Sep-17-07 08:46 PM   #31 
  - An eight minute ranch in which i found funny.  hnmnf   Sep-17-07 08:48 PM   #33 
     - Now, that's humor.  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-17-07 11:02 PM   #106 
  - would this be as funny too?  Whisp   Sep-17-07 08:51 PM   #34 
     - Oppression of women, hatred of women, doesn't count. Duh.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 09:15 PM   #46 
     - Does the term "Africanized honey bee" set you off, too?  Chulanowa   Sep-17-07 09:58 PM   #77 
  - I was wrong.  NaturalHigh   Sep-17-07 08:45 PM   #30 
  - Folks who don't understand...  sendero   Sep-17-07 08:59 PM   #39 
  - Different from one another in many ways (generally), fine. "Women are  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 09:16 PM   #48 
  - Folks who don't understand  Whisp   Sep-17-07 09:16 PM   #49 
  - Blacks and whites..  sendero   Sep-17-07 09:31 PM   #56 
  - No two biological organisms are "identical"  wuushew   Sep-17-07 09:50 PM   #66 
  - Physical differences.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 09:54 PM   #70 
  - Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth.  Lilith Velkor   Sep-17-07 09:55 PM   #71 
  - Exactly right.  ronnie624   Sep-18-07 12:23 AM   #123 
     - The media is always harping on the differences, as if there is  treestar   Sep-18-07 07:56 AM   #144 
  - yes, they are different alright.  Whisp   Sep-17-07 09:57 PM   #75 
     - Do You Not Believe That There Are Many Marked Physiological, Biological, Mental, Hormonal And  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 11:07 PM   #111 
        - 'Generally speaking',  ronnie624   Sep-18-07 12:32 AM   #124 
  - Ding ding ding!  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 09:52 PM   #69 
  - "why is it okay to make women some space alien 'others' "  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 11:04 PM   #108 
  - different than does not equal better than or worse than  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:09 PM   #87 
  - Hmmm. For The Life Of Me I Couldn't Find In The Post Where That Was Insinuated.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-17-07 11:10 PM   #114 
     - keeping you distracted  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 11:17 PM   #118 
     - yes, you can be very trying.  Whisp   Sep-18-07 01:41 AM   #133 
  - No they're not, they're both human  treestar   Sep-17-07 11:02 PM   #107 
  - Different? How so?  Confound W   Sep-18-07 01:05 AM   #127 
  - strawman much? nt  HardRocker2005   Sep-18-07 03:08 AM   #139 
  - i probably believe men and women are more more different than you do. oh, and Maher's an ass. nt  HardRocker2005   Sep-18-07 03:10 AM   #140 
  - hey Mr. bill - and all that 'masculinization' of America  Whisp   Sep-17-07 09:01 PM   #41 
  - Excellent post.  lwfern   Sep-17-07 09:25 PM   #55 
  - It's going swimmingly in Iraq.  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:10 PM   #89 
  - hadn't seen this in a while; appreciate the link.  abq e streeter   Sep-17-07 09:16 PM   #47 
  - Internalized misogyny.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 09:17 PM   #50 
  - meh, i laughed through most of it myself  mark414   Sep-17-07 09:33 PM   #57 
  - I won't I think that bit is hilarious....  qdemn7   Sep-17-07 11:58 PM   #120 
  - I'm not sure "not paying attention" is the only possibility  Bill McBlueState   Sep-17-07 09:17 PM   #51 
  - So  abq e streeter   Sep-17-07 09:51 PM   #68 
  - Willful ignorance then.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 09:55 PM   #72 
  - the question of bill maher's mysogyny was, well, never in question  mark414   Sep-17-07 09:19 PM   #52 
  - it's never that simple.  Whisp   Sep-17-07 09:39 PM   #63 
  - okay  mark414   Sep-17-07 09:44 PM   #64 
  - misogyny is not a simple matter of "people being mean to us"  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:10 PM   #88 
     - you are absolutely correct  mark414   Sep-17-07 10:14 PM   #91 
        - ignorance is not confined to the male species  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:16 PM   #92 
        - so what you're saying is,  mark414   Sep-17-07 10:24 PM   #100 
           - did not see the piece, I don't watch that piece of garbage Maher  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:24 PM   #101 
        - it's a belief system that he's parroting  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:23 PM   #97 
        - Women go along with it a lot  treestar   Sep-17-07 11:12 PM   #116 
  - He's also admired  OzarkDem   Sep-17-07 09:56 PM   #73 
     - yes, that's why I'm liking this  idgiehkt   Sep-17-07 10:21 PM   #95 
  - Silence condones.  lwfern   Sep-17-07 09:51 PM   #67 
  - okay, you caught me, i'm a woman hater.  mark414   Sep-17-07 10:02 PM   #79 
     - It's one thing for you to ignore bigotry.  lwfern   Sep-17-07 10:11 PM   #90 
  - Look around some of these threads - it *is* in question.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-17-07 09:57 PM   #74 
  - "I don't like people who are filled with hate and insist on inflicting it on the rest of the world."  opiate69   Sep-17-07 11:07 PM   #110 
  - we can listen and then say whatever we like about what he said  treestar   Sep-17-07 11:06 PM   #109 
     - i never told anybody to shut up!  mark414   Sep-17-07 11:44 PM   #119 
  - He's always been negative on women  libodem   Sep-17-07 09:36 PM   #61 
  - no doubt he thinks the women who treat sex like men do are whores  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:08 PM   #86 
  - he's funny  PDenton   Sep-17-07 10:22 PM   #96 
  - LOL  Skittles   Sep-17-07 10:26 PM   #102 
  - I remember this rant..  girl gone mad   Sep-17-07 10:24 PM   #99 
  - did bill maher notice the over-masculinization of the u.s.?  tomp   Sep-17-07 10:52 PM   #103 
  - That's so New Age in a good way  libodem   Sep-17-07 11:08 PM   #112 
  - it's a false masculinity  PDenton   Sep-18-07 01:11 AM   #129 
  - At the risk of being tombstoned...  fortyfeetunder   Sep-17-07 11:09 PM   #113 
  - Bill loves women so  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-17-07 11:11 PM   #115 
  - I've always thought Maher was an ass....  DeSwiss   Sep-18-07 12:09 AM   #121 
  - Good thread! There's a lot of power in comedy -- and males have most of that power . . . ..  defendandprotect   Sep-18-07 12:33 AM   #126 
  - Of course, he has...  Blue_In_AK   Sep-18-07 01:25 AM   #131 
     - I disagree.  Whisp   Sep-18-07 01:48 AM   #134 
     - Agree! And, in fact, if we could straighten out this gender-power thing, I think . . ..  defendandprotect   Sep-19-07 12:11 AM   #156 
        - deleted  defendandprotect   Sep-19-07 12:13 AM   #157 
     - The majority of comics with shows and soapboxes are now and have always been . . . male.  defendandprotect   Sep-19-07 12:07 AM   #155 
  - In regards to the "for lack of a better word",  NobleCynic   Sep-18-07 02:37 AM   #135 
  - Don't buy it  ismnotwasm   Sep-18-07 03:31 AM   #141 
  - the "feminization of america" is one of Maher's favorite bogeymen...uh.. bogeywomen. nt  HardRocker2005   Sep-18-07 02:57 AM   #136 
  - Bill is absolutely right as always (and funny to boot)  spindoctor   Sep-18-07 04:27 AM   #143 
  - Bill Mahr, not unlike Howard Stern, is generally an ass, who is sometimes  Vidar   Sep-18-07 10:15 AM   #151 
  - ahhh mr. maher...  Javaman   Sep-18-07 11:07 AM   #152 
  - I'm glad for this post. I thought it was just my opinion that  Ms. November   Sep-18-07 06:15 PM   #154 
  - Where are the female equals of Leno, Letterman, Maher, Stern -- ????  defendandprotect   Sep-19-07 12:15 AM   #158 
 

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