This is quite true of course

“I believe we still have a problem in the United States with female authority,” Morris said. “I think in the same way that some people resented the obvious competence of Hillary Clinton because they ascribed to her a schoolteacher or maternal tone, people have applied these kind of terms to Elizabeth Warren. They do not ascribe them to men.

There is the issue that in both cases it’s not been “no woman” but “not this woman”.

But it’s true, terms in English can be gendered. Scold, besom, harridan, they’re all gendered terms. An interesting start might be to try running a woman who wasn’t all three of these.

37 thoughts on “This is quite true of course”

  1. ““Gender in this race?” Senator Elizabeth Warren said outside her home on Thursday. “You know that is the trap question for every woman. If you say, ‘Yeah! There was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no sexism, about a bazillion women think, ‘What planet do you live on?’””

    No, just about a handful, actually.

  2. I presume all those Dems insistent that sexism is the only reason not to vote for a woman will get behind the one woman left standing- Tulsi Gabard.

  3. US liberals seem to spend far more time pontificating about the importance of female candidates than actually voting for them.

  4. I wonder if Tulsi Gabbard could become a real player in 2024, and this run is just a profile-raising activity.

  5. the obvious competence of Hillary Clinton

    Citation needed.

    Was it when she competently let the American ambassador to Libya be murdered, then tried to blame it all on an obscure Egyptian immigrant for making a YouTube video critical of Islam?

    Or when she competently decided to transact confidential government business through a homebrew email server in her toilet?

    Or when she competently blew a billion dollars of other people’s money trying to become president, losing to a guy who was monstered by the mass media as being worse than Hitler, Tojo and King George III?

    BiS – Don’t remember this level of support for Sarah Palin.

    Many years ago, a university lecturer told me that Margaret Thatcher doesn’t “count” as a woman.

    I have enjoyed Priti Patel making them go mental just by being a sexy brown woman who isn’t left wing.

  6. “Many years ago, a university lecturer told me that Margaret Thatcher doesn’t “count” as a woman.”
    Kept her shoes on, then?

  7. There have been female leaders all over the world, including two British prime ministers, the current German chancellor and the current prime minister of New Zealand.

    NB – 3 out of 4 of those examples have been disastrous and would probably have been hanged for treason in saner times.

    Bonnie Morris, a history lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, and author of books including The Feminist Revolution, said she was “flabbergasted” to wake up on Thursday and discover that Warren, for whom she voted in the California primary two days earlier, was out of the race.

    Elderly feminist studycunt is flabbergasted normal people don’t like elderly feminist studycunts.

    they ascribed to her a schoolteacher or maternal tone, people have applied these kind of terms to Elizabeth Warren. They do not ascribe them to men.

    This is missing the point, as usual with feminists.

    Sarah : That’s not fair!

    Jareth : You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?

    Becoming President of the United States in the age of mass media is the most gruelling, sometimes humiliating, job interview on the planet and no weaknesses -real or invented – are left unexploited.

    Trump was relentlessly scorned as a tiny-handed Orange rapist Russian spy who is also Hitler. Bernie is vilified as a geriatric communist Jew. Buttplug got BTFO’d because he’s an off-putting animatronic penis consultant. Biden is a hilariously senile old crook who likes sniffing children. Tulsi has been excommunicated by the DNC as a supposed Russian agent.

    Even when the MSM goes soft on protected characteristics – nobody in the media was saying “don’t vote for Warren because she’s a woman”, “don’t vote for Bernie/Buttplug because Jew/gay”, voters notice these things, and they’re not fair either. Particularly the diverse ones, who are gleefully unencumbered by political correctness.

    Because being fair is meaningless in the context of social hierarchy. Might as well rail against gravity or shout at clouds.

    In reality, both Warren and Clinton were privileged by their sex, not discriminated against. Would either of these stunningly mediocre women have been a contendah if they were blokes?

  8. Tulsi has been excommunicated by the DNC as a supposed Russian agent.

    I googled Tulsi because I wondered what had happened to her. One of the first things I came across was titled: “Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Says ‘Hinduphobia In America Is Real, experienced It”

    This seems unlikely to me. There’s 298.5m non-Hindus in the US, out of whom I imagine around three dozen have the slightest concept of what a Hindu is. Even if we assume most of these people are awful bigots, the chances of her meeting them seems slim.

    I might be wrong of course. As a Democrat, she naturally hangs around with other Dems. And Dems have conclusively rejected her thus far, so maybe it is because they’re Hinduphobic. Shudda joined the GOP love.

  9. That’s the thing about this “[insert]phobia” business. There’s only one phobia actually exists. Islamaphobia. And it’s not irrational to fear a religion who’s members indulge in mass murder. But no one’s afraid of gayers (unless you’re unfortunate to be serving time with Big Cyril) It’s varying degrees of distaste of what is regarded by some as pervy behaviour.

  10. Bloke in North Dorset

    NB – 3 out of 4 of those examples have been disastrous and would probably have been hanged for treason in saner times.

    And in the interests of equality that’s about the same ratio for men.

  11. Warren, for whom she voted in the California primary two days earlier, was out of the race.

    What race wss she this week ?

  12. Dennis, Bullshit Detector

    The “obvious” competence of Hillary Clinton: She didn’t visit the battleground/swing states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota during the last month of the 2016 campaign or, as in the case of Wisconsin, at all. Why? Her crack staff in Brooklyn, New York was convinced by their internal polling that she would win all five states. She lost all except Minnesota.

  13. Dennis, Tiresome Denizen of Central Ohio

    Elizabeth Warren:

    Lied about being a Cherokee Indian. Proved by testing she initiated.
    Lied about her father’s work career. She was contradicted by her own brother.
    Lied about being fired for being pregnant. Proved by school district work records.
    Accepted hundreds of thousands (perhaps over a million) of dollars in consulting fees from large corporations, and in the process of providing consulting to Travelers helped that insurance company stiff several thousand people attempting to receive compensation for asbestos related claims.
    Railed against the high cost of college education but took $300,000 from Harvard for teaching one class a semester for one year… $300,000 for teaching two classes.

    Perhaps, just perhaps, voters came to the conclusion that Elizabeth Warren was willing to say or do anything to advance her career at any given time, and that her lack of truthfulness and candor were disqualifying. The other thing that many Warren supporters do not understand is that in a large part of the USA, being part of the Ivy League establishment is NOT considered a Good Thing.

  14. “I have enjoyed Priti Patel making them go mental just by being a sexy brown woman who isn’t left wing.”

    She is still BluLabour trash Steve and –SCS aggro or not–isn’t speaking up about Blojo’s green fetish, or his renewal of eco-subs or HSR2 or his BBC climbdown or–no AND–is frontcunt on his Internet Censorship plans.

    Better find yourself another girl.

  15. “The obvious competence of Hilary Clinton”

    and what, precisely, is that? First lady? No, that’s about your husband. You were a liability. Senator in New York? A wild rabid ocelot standing on the Democrat ticket would get that (and again, down to Bill). Losing to Obama and getting a pityfuck job? What great achievements happened because she was secretary of state?

    The media/academic/political establishment love Hilary because she’s their person, but people outside who actually expect to do things for their money don’t trust her. That’s why Trump won. The propane salesman in rural Texas sees Trump as a guy like him.

  16. ‘Elizabeth Warren Says Transgender Child Must Approve Education Secretary’

    Rejecting batshit crazy is misogyny.

  17. Jacinta Ardern is a very capable politician. I won’t vote for her, because I will never vote for a party that requires Green support, but she is very good at her job.

    Yes, her government has done fook all in the last three years — but I consider that a good thing.

    She’d hose in if she was the Democrat candidate.

  18. @bis

    +1 and Don’t remember this level of support for Margaret Thatcher, or Esther McVey

    @Steve

    In reality, both Warren and Clinton were privileged by their sex, not discriminated against. Would either of these stunningly mediocre women have been a contendah if they were blokes?

    Applies to vast majority of UK Female MPs to, so much so female MPs are dismissed as token women by public. This makes it much more difficult for a good female MP to be taken seriously

    @MC

    Why is Tulsi a Hindu?

    @bloke in spain March 6, 2020 at 10:46 am

    +1 on faux phobias. Likewise having a fear of swaggering patois speaking black ‘gangsta’ types is rational, as is not employing them

    @Dennis

    iirc Slick Willy kept telling Hellary she was running an abysmal campaign and needed to visit those states. She harangued him and he eventually gave up

  19. See Bill is claiming that asking an intern for a blowjob in the Oval Office was just a form of stress relief. It’s a if he’s determined to flaunt his get out of jail free card for being a Liberal hero as much as possible, maybe hoping to wind Trump up into saying something inappropriate.

  20. I didn’t see any feminist support for Nikki Haley when she was governor or UN ambassador for us.

  21. “… some people resented the obvious competence of Hillary Clinton…”. Delusional. Hillary Clinton never demonstrated or even gave the slightest indication of competence. She never accomplished anything in the Senate. Her tenure at the State Department was one calamity after another, from her failed coup attempt in Honduras to her negligence leading to the deaths in Benghazi. Add to that her criminality and her carelessness in the handling of classified information and it’s a disgrace that so many people did vote for her. If it hadn’t been for her personal repugnance, she’d be president right now. It’s frightening to know that the Democrats will eventually find a candidate who can disguise her contempt for the American people while maintaining her loyalty to the ruling class. That candidate will be the female incarnation of Barack Obama, and will do even more damage than he did.

  22. @Pcar “Why is Tulsi a Hindu?”

    Her Mother, who has no Indian heritage, ‘believes in Hinduism’. Tulsi is a Sanskrit word (although not an Indian name).

    I always thought you couldn’t convert to Hinduism, you are either born one – within a caste – or not. Google-based research seems to largely confirm this although there is some disagreement. Certainly there’s no Hindu proselytising.

    Googling also revealed that her father is a teacher and anti-gay marriage campaigner who home-schooled his children (vote of confidence in the US education system there).

    Also, her claims to being of mixed ethnicity (don’t know if she makes much of this) are pretty thin. Her 100% white-looking father apparently has some Samoan heritage.

    Somewhat eccentric background; no wonder she’s ended up in politics.

  23. Jacinta Ardern is a very capable politician.

    That’s not usually used as a compliment. “Capable politician” usually means one that’s good at backstabbing, greasy pole climbing, Swiss bank account filling, and will shaft the voters at the first opportunity.

  24. Nimrata Randhawa was born to Sikh parents who had emigrated from Punjab. Highly educated parents.

    She married in 1996, taking her husband’s name, Haley.

    As a kid in Bamberg, SC, she was called Nikki, “Little One” in Punjabi.

    She may be the next president of the U.S.

  25. @MC

    Thanks. Confirms my suspicions.

    Sounds like the same bollocks Left say about Abos: “Abos believe they grew from the soil of Aus; we must accept this and stop saying they sailed to Aus”

    Aus Unis now teaching this as fact – so as not to offend

    – Many in the media are trying to ‘change the definition of Aboriginal’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yR8-gfNOXM

    USA had a fake Cherokee running for president

    – Australian universities ‘clamp down’ upon freedom of expression
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9CIpiOgIa8

    “Freedom of expression“ we all know that’s only allowed if you’re a Leftie. It all started with the “Frankfurt School” & “Critical Theory”

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