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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:32 AM
Response to Reply #127
232. It is extremely common for men to call women 'crazy' rather than
address their actual positions. In a recent New Yorker, in fact, Tina Fey pokes fun at that meme, saying that when she suggests an actress who is 'over 40' the men tell her 'oh, she went nuts, she's totally crazy now' which means she's not as hot as she was at 29.
To use words about mental illness to describe a woman with whom you do not agree is something frequently done by men who wish to avoid saying what they mean, it is a stereotype, a meme, a thing oft repeated. When making use of oft repeated phrases, you pick up the baggage that goes with them. This is why it is great to take a long hard look at one's words, and to consider the concept of addressing issues and political positions on a political board, rather than lowbrow personal snark that yes, does smack of sexism, or echos the sexism of the culture. This is not a Gossip Board, nor is it 'Do the Dozens Underground'. To discuss persons, using personal commentary, is to be inherently off topic, because we are here talking about issues. About what she said, not about your Frist style long distance medical opinion.
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