Posts tagged with "oppression olympics" - Faerye Net 2008-06-05T08:02:57+00:00 Felicity Shoulders I never liked this nose anyway, hand me the bone shears! 2008-06-05T08:02:57+00:00 2008-07-24T22:11:51+00:00 <p>Someone called into <a href=""><span class="caps">KQED</span></a> yesterday morning and took one of the political analysts to task for her use of &#8216;Mrs.&#8217; to describe Senator Clinton rather than &#8216;Senator&#8217;. The analyst said she makes a point of using either rather than the overfamiliar &#8220;Hillary&#8221;. Okay, the caller has a little point there&#8230;but then she went on to say that because of the sexism exhibited by the Obama campaign, she would be voting for McCain now that Clinton is out.</p> <p>Oh dear. I mean, I think I have a pretty high awareness of sexist language, and I have heard very little from the Obama campaign. The Obama &#8220;camp&#8221;? Which includes internet trolls, sign wavers, and all sorts of hangers-on? Sure. But Obama and his campaign? The only thing I ever heard was an allegation that he shouldn&#8217;t have used the word &#8216;periodic&#8217; in a sentence about Clinton&#8217;s aggressive foreign policy, and I found it pretty thin. Whereas the Clinton campaign and their &#8220;hard-working&#8221; and anti-affirmative action dogwhistles disgusted me. I have been appalled by the misogyny of anchors, of dumb idjits on the internet, of people at rallies. But I haven&#8217;t been appalled by Obama or his people.</p> <p>But that&#8217;s a bit beside the point. This is politics, right? If this primary season had gone as expected, swimmingly in Clinton&#8217;s direction, I would have held my nose and voted for her. Because McCain is a flip-flopping hotheaded sellout. Because he hugged Bush after the vicious 2000 primary and he hasn&#8217;t stopped holding him since&#8230;and because I don&#8217;t want someone who has flopped to the anti-choice side picking the Supreme Court. How pro-woman <em>are</em> you, Forum caller? So pro-woman you&#8217;ll vote in a guy who calls his wife the <a href="" target="links">c-word</a> just to show your disgust with the misogyny of a few Obama <em>voters</em> on the internet?</p>