Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mainly Just Confused, Young, Stupid, and Looking For Someone to Blame

So they're going after "The Patriarchy." These people can't even tell you who that is, exactly. Some man on a podium, they think. They guess. They attack symbols designed to represent something else totally different from what they assume. And their main attraction? Shock tactics. I almost admire their demand to be heard; that is, if they weren't so goddamn confused about what it was they were saying.

Explain to me how you demonstrate against sexism by undressing? I'm not just a piece of meat, so.... here is my naked body? 

"Not a sex toy," they scream. Then "Poor because of you" and "In gay we trust". One by one, they take to the middle of the room, to show how they would behave at a protest. One new member shouts "Pope No More", before two other activists launch themselves at her. 

Not a sex toy? Ok. Good for you. Millions of women are not sex toys. They wear clothes and go to work every day. They sneer at men who suggest they are only a sex object, and they go about their life. 

"Poor because of you."  Really? Who exactly? What did they do to you? You mean someone is stealing 40% of your income, on top of standard taxes, as is done to men who pay "child support" to an ex-girlfriend they were with for 15 minutes? Wow, I didn't know. I'm sorry. That is real injustice. You ought to petition lawmakers, perhaps with single parents.  

"In Gay We Trust?" Really? Don't think a gay partner can abuse you or screw you over as well as a straight one? EVER READ A BOOK OR A COMMON FACT?

The Pope? What did he do to you? Did he tell someone to mistreat you? Are you really going to blame the Pope for what someone else did you to you? Did the Pope tell the person that hurt you to hurt you? Do you have any direct knowledge of this, or, well, ANYTHING AT ALL? Or is simply everyone to blame for a small, subset of men not being nicer to you?

Even better:

"A woman's naked body has always been the instrument of the patriarchy," she says, "they use it in the sex industry, the fashion industry, advertising, always in men's hands."

You can always spot a Feminazi with this. She is spot on, to start off. The female body IS used to sell things to men and always has been. First off, DOESN'T THAT HOODWINK MEN!?!?! They are buying crap they don't need because they think it'll please a woman. But you're not allowed to consider that as its not central to the man-hating them. Second, the sex industry, fashion industry, advertising use women's naked bodies - YES, VERY TRUE. AGREE! But you see, this stupid, confused woman, apparently cannot read. The largest, fastest growing consumer segment is..... wait for it.... young women. 25-34.  They are assuming a lot more wealth than ever before. And most of the advertisements aimed at them? Are. For. Women. For the purpose of getting young women's money. Before there was a designer handbag, men married women and had sex with them. You don't need that crap ladies, not to get our attention. You buy it because some advertiser told you to. And the morons here don't miss their chance to blame men for that. Right. And how many fashion empires were started by women? Coco Channel, anyone!?!? Oh, but that doesn't count, right? Or that is somehow also a partriarchy? Look, women AND men can and do lead corporations to sell women AND men crap they don't need. The boys in England taking testosterone injections, developing eating disorders, trying to get huge muscles to please adolescent girls? Not mentioned here. They don't count. Only girls being affected count. 

Nice and narrow-minded, as always.

Am I horrified at the girls being affected? You Betcha. But we have a million organizations out there to help girls and women. I'm going to help the young men. Call me a beast.

Hurt, confused, upset, childish, vandals taken in and corrupted by an smaller, angrier pack of feminazis. That's all I see here. Like a bunch of teenage U.S.-based Nazi boys who barely even understand what Fascism is or how the Nazi party even came about. 

They associate unlike objects, ideas, and people. They scream 1-5 "slogans" of anger, hate, and blame. They explain nothing in detail, have no treatise, manifesto, or intellectual support of ANY KIND, and lash out at some, if not many, people who have absolutely nothing to do with their station in life. 

Pathetic and sad.

But kudos, as always, to the EXTREME-LEFTIST Guardian for using the term "warrior," as if these women were true soldiers of a Righteous and Just cause. 

Rise of the naked female warriors

Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?

Femen activists
Inna Shevchenko (left) on a march celebrating the opening of Femen's Paris headquarters. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP
One day last summer, Inna Shevchenko went into a forest outside Kiev, to learn how to use a chainsaw. The lumberjacks who were instructing her couldn't work out why she was so keen. "They thought I was just a crazy blonde," she says, shaking her white curls. "I was acting like: 'Oh really?'" She affects a coy, clueless demeanour. "'That's how you do it? Great!'"
The next day she went to a hilltop overlooking Kiev, and stripped to a pair of red denim shorts, worn with heavy boots, leather gloves, and a mask to protect her eyes. The Pussy Riot verdict was due that day, and in tribute to the Russian punk activists – and to mark her opposition to all religions – Inna proceeded to chop down a 13ft wooden cross that had been there since 2005. Despite her preparations, it wasn't easy. "When I started to cut it, I thought, 'it's not possible to destroy it,'" she says. But after seven minutes it fell, and she posed against the stump for invited journalists. With "Free Riot" scrawled across her bare breasts, she held out her arms to mirror the figure of Christ now lying on the ground.
Femen activist Inna ShevchenkoFemen protester Inna Shevchenko cuts down a 13ft wooden cross overlooking Kiev, in tribute to Russian punk activists Pussy Riot. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA
Death threats arrived instantly. She says there were official calls for her arrest, and Russian TV reported that the cross was a memorial to the victims of Stalinism. Inna denies this, but Ukrainian journalists repeated the claim, and anger towards her sharpened. Men she suspected of being secret service agents immediately began milling outside her apartment, and a few days later, she was woken at 6am by the sound of her front door being kicked in. She escaped, jumping through a back window, then down from a first floor balcony, and made her way to Warsaw with $50, a mobile phone and her passport. She feared jail if she returned to Kiev, so some days later, she travelled to France, where women had expressed interest in joining Femen, the feminist group she runs with three Ukrainian friends.
Femen's aims are straightforward, broad and radical. A war on patriarchy on three fronts, calling for an end to all religions, dictatorships and the sex industry. The group has been offered a space in a rundown theatre in Paris as headquarters, and it is here I meet Inna, 24, at the start of a training session with 20 young Femen activists. She is giving instructions on the correct stance – feet apart, firmly rooted, aggressive. Femen warriors never smile, she says, they are not there to please anyone. The group has been protesting topless since 2010, using their bodies to attract attention, to lure journalists, and they have been roundly criticised by some people, who accuse them of playing into sexist stereotypes.
In a room covered with posters and murals – Fuck Religion, says one, Go out! Undress! Win!, says another – the activists stand in rows, screaming slogans at each other. They're dressed in T-shirts and tracksuits, occasionally stopping to swig bottled water. This is gym class for the revolution.
"Not a sex toy," they scream. Then "Poor because of you" and "In gay we trust". One by one, they take to the middle of the room, to show how they would behave at a protest. One new member shouts "Pope No More", before two other activists launch themselves at her. For a moment all three are mid-air, then they hit the ground and start struggling in a blur. Inna has told them they must move constantly, to avoid being covered; their slogan will be written across their bare chest and back, and they need it to be seen. One woman fights hard, still screaming, occasionally breaking free, running a few paces, only to be brought down again with a brutal thwack. Finally, Inna calls a halt, and the woman stands up with blood running down her arm. Inna smiles, grabs her hand, and holds the injured limb aloft. There is clapping, cheering, congratulations.
As the activists start the next stage of training – situps, press-ups, running-while-screaming – journalists and cameramen swirl around. There is no attempt to hide the fact this session is being played out for the press. As women fight, Inna comes up close to them, in her denim hotpants, hooded top and Converse boots, instructing them to look at the camera. It doesn't matter how many people come to a protest, she says – if there's one camera, that's what they need to target, to get their message out to millions.
On some level, this is working. Each time Femen stages an action, videos pop up on websites worldwide. But are their breasts obscuring their message? When I tell a friend I'm due to interview them, he is fascinated by the idea of topless feminist warriors – but switches off as soon as I mention their arguments. I suspect there are long-time feminist activists who take one glance at their tactics and, jaded by the use of women's bodies in art, advertising, commerce, don't pause to hear what they're saying.

Link to video: Euro 2012: Topless Femen activists in Ukraine plan football championship protests
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Their message can also get lost in the breadth and sprawl of their protests. While other groups focus on one or two issues, Femen are everywhere. Over the past few years they have protested for gay rights in St Peter's Square during the Pope's weekly prayers; against the use ofultra-thin models at Milan fashion week; and during Euro 2012, in Ukraine, they grabbed the championship trophy in protest against the sex industry. In London last summer, they smeared themselves in fake blood andaccused the International Olympic Committee of supporting "bloody Islamist regimes"; at Davos, in January, they protested against male domination of the world economy. And in February, they provoked both raised eyebrows and a few sniggers by launching themselves topless at Silvio Berlusconi.
Their campaigning is unified by one central aim: to use their breasts to expose corruption and inequality wherever they see it. "One of the main goals," says Inna, "is to take the masks off people who wear them, to show who they are, and the level of fucking patriarchy in this world, you know?" She says they also want to reclaim women's bodies for women. "A woman's naked body has always been the instrument of the patriarchy," she says, "they use it in the sex industry, the fashion industry, advertising, always in men's hands. We realised the key was to give the naked body back to its rightful owner, to women, and give a new interpretation of nudity ... I'm proud of the fact that today naked women are not just posing on the cover of Playboy, but can be at an action, angry, and can irritate people."
The group started in 2006, when founders Anna Hutsol, Oksana Shachko and Alexandra Shevchenko (no relation to Inna), became friends in their home town in Ukraine. It was not long after the orange revolution, in which Ukrainians had demonstrated for democracy, and Alexandra, 24, says they wanted to keep the revolutionary feeling going. They started a women's group, and began organising against the sex industry. Sex tourism is a major problem in Ukraine, and every woman is victimised as a result, says Alexandra. "You'd walk down the street and foreigners, men, would come up to you, ask how much, touch you."
Inna joined the group in 2009, after meeting the other women on social media. In those early days they were just developing their views. Feminismwas unpopular in Ukraine; saying you were a feminist was "something similar to saying you're an idiot, you're crazy," says Inna. Alexandra says she used to believe the "image created by patriarchy, where feminists are ugly women with moustaches who want to cut off men's penises". (They've played with this imagery themselves. Until recently, their website featured a picture of a woman holding an enormous scythe in one hand, a bloody scrotum in the other.)
They embarked on long, lively discussions about women's rights. "We're not based on 700 pages of doctrine," says Inna, "instead we would come in and saying 'can you believe that fucker? He just touched my arse and said he wants to fuck me, and he will pay me with a cocktail.' The discussion was very primitive, and we became angry, and wanted to express it, so we started doing street performances."
These were clothed at first. They would go out with price tags hanging off them to protest against the sex industry, for example; the group has long called for the Swedish approach to prostitution, in which clients rather than sex workers are criminalised. They always had an interest in branding, and initially wore all-pink outfits – some journalists called them the pink revolution. In 2010, in protest against the appointment of an all-male cabinet, they dressed up as men, then took off their suits to reveal women's clothing. Inna was working in the press office of the Kiev mayor at the time. As a result of the protest she was fired.
Femen protestersFemen activists protest outside Notre Dame in celebration of the resignation of Pope Benedict and the French parliament's decision to approve a draft law allowing same-sex marriage. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP
That same year, they staged their first topless protest. Five activists at the polling station where presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych was due to vote stripped in front of the media. The next day, the image went global. They weren't immediately convinced they should protest topless all the time, but the response started "a huge, hot aggressive discussion," says Inna. She was initially against the idea. She felt shy, uncomfortable with her body, and frustrated that as "a woman you have to take off your shirt to say something". But they continued to protest – sometimes topless, sometimes clothed – for six months, and she "realised that sometimes when we were not topless, we were talking about much more important topics, but they were just ignored". They decided to go for it, and grew wise to the tabloid tactic of cropping out their banners – they began scrawling slogans directly on their breasts. Inna says her naked body now feels like a uniform, while Alexandra describes it as, "my weapon, my gun".
The group has been accused of deploying only young, slim, beautiful women. But a new book about Femen, just published in France, features photos of women of different shapes and sizes on demonstrations, pictures I've never seen elsewhere. The media, unsurprisingly, pick the most obviously attractive photos. Inna says they have never chosen women according to their looks, or weight; the only proviso is that they have to be well-prepared. "There are a lot of girls who are very strong physically, but they cannot show aggression, they cannot imagine how they will react if someone tries to grab them." The movement is non-violent – Inna calls it "peaceful terrorism" – but she has been injured more than once, and was badly beaten during a recent action.
Their actions have sometimes been dismissed but there is no doubt the women of Femen take serious risks. In late 2011, for example, Inna and two other activists travelled to Minsk, in Belarus, to protest outside the KGB offices against Alexander Lukashenko, the man often called Europe's last dictator. While they expected to spend New Year in a Belarus jail, they allege that they were, instead, abducted by secret service agents – a claim the Belarusian KGB denies.
Inna says a group of men caught up with them at the bus station, and they were driven for five hours into a forest. There, she claims, they were covered in oil, threatened with lighters and knives, and ordered to strip completely. She assumed they were going to be raped. "They put handcuffs on us, and we were sitting like this," she leans forward with her hands behind her back, "for six or seven hours, not allowed to move or talk. One guy kept repeating that we were going to be killed, but before that they were going to have fun.
"They said, breathe, enjoy the air, because there is only one hour left of your life. Imagine the smile of your mother, and now imagine her face when she gets your dead body." Inna felt sure they would be killed, and started analysing her years with Femen. "I knew this was the best part of my life, and something I would never feel sorry about, even in a situation when I could be killed, and it was the greatest answer for me. It was one of the worst days of my life, but also the best, because I understood myself." The three women were eventually dumped in the snow, and she says the incident made her more determined than ever. "I suddenly saw the huge potential of this. Maybe it's strange to say this – I know some people already think we're kamikaze – but that's why I now say I'm more of an activist than a person, because I know that tomorrow I could be killed."

Link to video: Topless Femen activists attempt to confront Silvio Berlusconi as he votes in Italian elections
Alexandra says there is a criminal case against her at the moment in Ukraine, where she has been imprisoned a few times for her protests, but she is living in Berlin, organising the activists of Femen Germany. The group wants the movement to spread globally, and they try to support women who start offshoots in their own countries. They now have about 200 activists worldwide – a small number, but able to make a major impact – with branches in Switzerland, Poland, Holland, Sweden, Brazil, USA, Canada and Italy. An activist in Tunisia recently posted a topless image of herself online, and two days ago it was reported that a fatwa had been issued, calling for her to be stoned to death.
Apparently there are a few UK activists, and one British woman, Pippa, 25, who lives in Berlin, has been protesting with the German group. She says she appreciates how active they are. She was involved in student feminism in the UK, but found it grindingly difficult to get people interested in protests. When they started Femen, says Alexandra, they felt they needed to change the way feminism was communicated to young women. "They don't want to read huge texts," she says, so the key was to create something visual. "We understood that people have a lot of information coming at them through mass media, and we needed something that could shock people, shake them, grab their attention."
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Pippa likes the fact they don't spend hours debating actions; they just get out and do them. But this approach might cause them trouble in future. In Germany, for instance, they've been criticised for comparing the sex industry to fascism, using Nazi imagery to underline this comparison. There seems little doubt they hate fascism – they protest regularly against extreme rightwing groups, who on one occasion knocked Inna's teeth out – but Alexandra is determined they should continue to use this loaded metaphor, despite protests from Femen Germany activists. "I understand that they feel this pain," she says, "but we want to make this connection between prostitution and fascism, because people know that fascism is a fucking bad thing." Inna uses the comparison in the context of religion too. "I strongly believe that one day religion has to be forbidden," she says, "the same way fascism was forbidden."
Femen aren't subtle, they aren't inoffensive, and they certainly aren't sorry. "We're provocateurs," says Inna, "and the reaction depends on those who are provoked." With members having faced loss of livelihood, alleged abduction, arrest, jail, death threats and ridicule, it seems they are in it for keeps. "One of our slogans is: 'Fight until the last drop of blood,'" says Alexandra, while Inna notes that every morning she wakes up to death threats, sent via text message, that simply say "die", or "burn". When she sees them she thinks: "Good morning!" she says, laughing long and hard.

Monday, March 18, 2013


She Runs After Him, Naked...

....because he "attacked" her. Right. Makes sense.  

Not even the Feminazi district attorney would prosecute. Hysterical

Ugly new mess for Soros ex

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Adriana Ferreyr, the Brazilian bombshell who’s in a legal battle with ex-lover George Soros, is about to be named in another lawsuit. Kyle Dubensky, a Columbia University theater student, plans to sue Ferreyr for $5 million because, he says, she falsely accused him of raping her on New Year’s Eve.
Sources say, aspiring actor Dubensky says he and Ferreyr had consensual sex in her Harlem apartment. But he alleges that when he tried to leave, she blocked his exit and dug her nails into his arm, drawing blood.
The source says that Dubensky then fled and got into the elevator but that a naked Ferreyr chased him and started to strangle him. When the two got downstairs, he alleges, Ferreyr told a Columbia guard she’d been sexually assaulted and the guard called the cops.
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Adriana Ferreyr
Dubensky was allegedly arrested and held by police for 18 hours, but the District Attorney’s Office did not press charges.
A letter from Columbia to Dubensky obtained by Page Six states that there was an investigation by the school’s Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct, but that “reasonable suspicion does not exist in this case to believe that a violation occurred.” The report does not name Ferreyr.
But a friend of Ferreyr’s told us that Dubensky “tried to have sex with [Ferreyr] without a condom” and that he “strangled and tried to hit her” in the building after she pursued him from her apartment. The source added that Ferreyr blacked out when cops arrived and woke up in a hospital and that she was the one who asked the prosecutor to release Dubensky.
When we asked Dubensky’s attorney, Michael J. Roberts, about Ferreyr’s pal’s version of the events, he called it “utter fiction.”
“This is not a case of he said, she said,” he said. “. . . The [DA] was presented with the case and refused to file a complaint. In addition, Columbia University . . . declined to pursue the case and saw no reason to investigate further.”
Ferreyr’s attorney, William Beslow, declined to comment. Ferreyr, 28, a Columbia student, is suing Soros, 81, for $50 million, charging he promised her a dream apartment, then gave it to his fiancĂ©e. She also claims Soros slapped her during a 2010 argument, but a Soros countersuit alleges that the former soap star attacked him.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


How can you not be disgusted by this shit?

This Margaret Lyons makes her point so POORLY, its hard to even know what it is. I THINK her bottom line is "women should demand to be treated better."

And in that, I wholeheartedly agree. That said, some women get off on being mistreated, while others just have REALLY AWFUL self-esteem. Men that like to mistreat women don't really care which you have, or so I surmise. I really don't know.

In any event, if you, man or woman, reader, are being mistreated, THEN WALK AWAY AND FIND SOMEONE WHO TREATS YOU BETTER. Why the fuck would you accept mistreatment over and over and over again, and then claim only the person mistreating you can correct it!?!?!? Further, how is the person mistreating you supposed to know THAT YOU DON'T LIKE IT OR WANT IT?  I'll tell you that I don't enjoy pain, but I like to work out and that involves pain. Some things people follow through on regardless of what they say about it.

Ms. Lyons whole "gray rape" argument is TOTALLY BOGUS AND NONSENSICAL. If you don't want to be there, ladies, SCREAM OUT the word "No!," push away your partner, march out of the room (armed with a weapon if necessary), and NEVER GO BACK.

Unless your partner is a real FELON-CLASS RAPIST and not a man who thinks you're playing games with him, he will BACK OFF AND/OR TRY FINDING OUT WHAT'S WRONG.

So how many real rapists are there in the world - few, I would imagine. Its a VERY ugly and disgusting thing to do; THAT'S WHY ITS A FELONY. How many jerks are there in the world? Millions, I'm guessing. But the REAL question is this: how many girls with low self-esteem are there in the world? Answer: WAY TOO MANY, and all of the women mentioned below qualify. They all have the same disease: the thought pattern of: I deserve whatever this man in front of me tells me I deserve. This is HORRIBLY wrong as you are GIVING SOMEONE ELSE COMPLETE POWER OVER YOU. This is YOUR FAULT, NOT HIS.

Sexual mistreatment, as described below isn't the fault of some "culture." Its one person giving someone else total power to mistreat them and then failing to refuse when it happens. PERIOD. IT IS SIMPLE, NOT COMPLEX, confused ladies of the interwebz.

Any man will tell you; when dating or dealing with a girl/woman, you DO NOT do what she says unless she backs it up with actions. Much of what women DO is at ODDS with what they SAY.


On Girls, Adam, Rape, and Consent

Is Adam on Girls a rapist? I don't know. But does he care an appropriate amount about his partner's consent? Nope! No, he does not — and his disturbing encounter with Natalia on this week's episode is not the first time we've seen that in action. Remember that time he peed on Hannah?
I'm on record for actually kind of loving that scene, and I wasn't particularly horrified by it at the time. But since then, Adam's pattern of behavior has often been frightening and downright creepy, and "On All Fours" brought that to a, er, climax, and inspired many responses.
"Adam may not be a rapist, but he sure is an asshole," writes Jennifer Wright at the Gloss. "What happened in the last episode of Girls was not 'uncomfortable sex,'" writes Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Feministing. "Natalia’s humiliation and debasement are not sexy, but painful," says Jace Lacob at the Daily Beast. "'No means no,' but it is not the only measure of consent," says Amanda Hess at Slate. And over at xoJane, Marianne Kirby writes this:
Gray rape can be a problematic term — some people use it as a label for rape that they don't consider "real" or "as bad as real" rape. That is totally bogus. I use the term here to mean the kind of encounter that people sometimes have where consent is not given but it is assumed; it's a term used to describe "nonstandard" sexual assault and, in some ways, it is a weasel term to cover the conflict we feel about consent.
Because that is the kind of thing that happens all the time in our culture. Our rape culture. And it's the kind of thing that leaves women (not just women) uncomfortable and unsure, both about their own experiences and when they are watching something like the scene between Adam and Natalia.
And over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Phillip Maciak writes this
... Why does Adam revert here? Nostalgia for Hannah? A desire to ruin something good? A desire to show Natalia something? And what does it mean that this scene ends with a money shot, maybe the most graphically sexual image to appear on HBO, including Game of Thronesand Deadwood itself? Perhaps more so than Girls has done, the shot of Natalia on the bed, post-coitus is designed to reveal to us the shuddering disconnect between imagination and reality, between the image of this in Adam’s head and what it actually looks and feels like. To echo a refrain from Dear Television earlier this season, this is what it looks like for Adam to get what he wants.
(On a slightly related note, when did everyone stop wearing condoms? The Pill does not protect against STDs, folks.)
There's no one right way for Natalia to react — she might brush it off as a bad night, or she might be bothered by it for a while, or she might be haunted and traumatized by it for years. It doesn't seem like a legally prosecutable instance of sexual assault. But it's a far cry from a mutually consensual endeavor, and this episode asks us why we're so, so careful not to call things rape, or why we think there's an acceptable level of reluctance, coercion, or intimidation that can be part of a sexual encounter.
These ideas of manipulation and consent, of agency and victimization, areGirls' calling card. It's Hannah pitifully, tragically, agonizingly jamming Q-tips in her ears, or Shosh discovering that Ray has moved in with her without asking. Girls thrives in that scary area bounded by what we say we want, what we actually want, and what we want people to think we want. In lighthearted episodes, that triangulation leaves us wondering why Ray is so focused on certain cuts of jeans. In darker episodes, we're left to wonder if one of our favorite characters is actually a rapist.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Verbal Abuse Only Remarkable When it Happens to Women

Like everything else; if it happens to a man, its no big deal.

MAN UP! PUSSEH!  they say.

But when someone deigns speak harshly to a woman, WELL HOW COULD HE DO THAT!!?!? When men are insulted or berated, publicly? No big deal.

CLEARLY he is "out to insult" a woman's intelligence! I mean, the INDIGNITY OF IT ALL!

eh, Ms Jessup?

From the esteemed publication "" comes this fine journalism:

More obnoxious remarks for women from the Obama White House

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Remember when the Republicans were accused of waging a “war on women”? Yeah…
In addition to the vile name-calling, the Washington Examiner’s Joel Gehrke highlights other offensive treatment of women in the Obama White House:
On the record, Carney himself can be less than polite. He shocked the press corps last month by slamming a reporter after she observed that the White House proposed the sequester.
“Well, we’ve been through this a lot – I know you’re filling in — but here’s the fundamental fact,” Carney said two weeks ago.  “During the deficit reduction of the debt ceiling negotiations, because the Republicans refused to embrace balance, refused in the end to join hands with the President and pursue a grand bargain, there was an absolute necessity to avoid default, and both sides were looking for trigger mechanisms — this is complicated budget-speak — to help make this package possible.” Carney has since acknowledged that the White House did, in fact, come up with the sequester.
Oh, silly me and my female brain.  How could I possibly understand all of this “complicated budget-speak”?  I should just get back to my needlepoint…
In January, he mocked CNN’s Jessica Yellin for asking why Obama doesn’t “go up there” to engage with Congress more often.
“Because there is such a long history of Presidents going up there?” Carney responded. “I think that’s in a television program . . . ‘West Wing’ — you know.  Anyway, go ahead.” Yellin replied, “I’m not going to indulge your West Wing fantasies.”