The Misogynist Feminist


One of our recent visitors from Wonkette left this little gem in the comments:

Here is the deal. I have worked for progressive feminist causes all my adult life. I defended clinics, Defended birthmothers against exploitation. i canvassed for Mondale-Ferraro and withstood verbal assaults standing up for feminism and liberalism. I read this site and I am ashamed of you ladies. This is not what I thought feminism would lead to. I used to look up to your generation of females, I used to defend you as trailblazers, but you are now just whiners. I worked for Ferraro, but If I knew back when I was 18 who Ferraro would turn into I would have been ashamed as I am now.

Clinton lost because she didn’t run a good campaign and she was up against the best campaign run in modern history. She wasted money thinking she was a shoe-in. She couldn’t get enough progressives to forgive for her war vote and her unwillingness to admit she made a mistake.

Wanna a tough loss? Try working for the Mondale campaign and living through Reagan-Bush. Grow some callouses and join a cause that is positive. You are doing squat for women on this site. You are just embarrassing us.

Wonkette may be a bunch of profane drunkard political junkies but believe it or not they have far more humanity and wit than you all have in your whole collective. You suck oxygen out anywhere you are noticed. I could hardly look at you.

Wonkette at least has fun at what it does and never takes itself seriously. They make me laugh and often. This site is only poison and ugliness. Get over yourselves and figure out how you can actually do something positive in the world. This isn’t it ladies. The world is passing you by because it refuses to revolve around you.

You are not womanhood, you don’t represent me or feminism or any kind of progress for women if this site or any Puma site is your resume.

Grow up and be real women.

Let’s see, where do I start?  First of all, if the author of that piece was 18 in 1984, she would be in her 40’s right now, placing her in the middle of the PUMA demographic.  In fact, I’m pretty sure she would be older than Riverdaughter, the author of the post she was commenting on.

Secondly, I notice that our visitor didn’t make any substantive criticism or explain what made her “ashamed” of us “ladies.”  Was it our support for freedom of choice and LGBT rights?  Our posts condemning domestic violence and sexism?  Our advocacy of universal healthcare and the 51% solution?

Thirdly, in response to the standard Obama troll refrain about Hillary, I want to point out that Hillary got more primary votes than Obama (more than any Democrat ever!) while spending less money.  And she did it with the media biased against her and in favor of Obama.

Lastly, in regards to the “humanity” of the Wonkette community, how does she explain this?  Or the misogyny filled comment threads here, here and here?  How about the hundreds of vile and disgusting Wonktard comments that have filled our spam filter for the last couple of days, like the one comparing the vaginas of PUMA women to a grilled cheese sandwich?

Is this an example of Wonkette humanity?:

Neilist says at 6:55 pm, January 6th, 2009
– ReplyThis is really sick.

I watched the video re advertising and the sexual objectification of women, etc. I agreed with a lot of the points made, but then I read this little gem:

“This is what the victory of Barack Obama means for women: We are all fair game. It’s fine to advocate violence against Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, over and over and over. You can win a national election by doing that, no matter how unqualified and corrupt you are. It’s also fine for Obama’s chief speechwriter to feign date rape against Hillary Clinton and not only keep his privileged position in the Administration, but to write the inaugural speech.”

I immediately decided that rape is a Good Thing.

For some people, that is.

(PUMAs: Word to the wise: Cows don’t get raped.

Even if they ask politely.

Moooooooo . . . . )

Well “mothermaven?”  What’s your explanation?


5 Responses to The Misogynist Feminist

  1. Prolix says:


    In addition to the “death to…” comment of last evening, I cut and pasted the one below in the event someone brought in the Clorox and a wire brush to the place. I found it to be particularly egregious:

    facehead says at 4:15 am, January 7th, 2009
    – Reply

    Bathroom Goblin:
    This just in: some crazed wonketteer attacked an editor of Confluence and carved a “W” into her face (despite mirror symmetry, the “W” seems suspiciously backwards).

  2. bostonboomer says:

    I love this post, myiq2xu!

  3. bluelyon says:

    Jaw hits floor.

  4. AnglRdr says:

    HRC got more primary votes, but, that’s not how the rules work; she did not get enough delegates to win the nomination.

    If you don’t like the rules, change the game. But supporting Obama is hardly an act of misogyny.

  5. myiq2xu says:


    You are correct, Hillary did not get enough pledged delegates to win the nomination, but then again NEITHER DID OBAMA. In fact, they finished in a virtual tie in the delegate count. The nomination was decided by the “superdelegates.”

    Do you remember when the Obama campaign was pushing the meme that the superdelegates had to vote for the popular vote leader? That would have meant they had to vote for Hillary.

    As for the “rules,” please explain how the rules permitted the RBC to give Obama all the uncommitted votes in Michigan when his name wasn’t on the ballot? Not only that, but they gave him some of the delegates won by Hillary too!.

    But that’s beside the point. I was responding to the fallacy that “Hillary ran a bad campaign.” She ran a damn good one, getting more votes than Obama while spending less money.

    I never said that supporting Obama was an act of misogyny. Strawman much?

    Thanks for playing, please try again!

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