June 09, 2005
Step One in Kos's Political Conversion (UPDATED)
Posted by Bill
The Daily Kos is in hot water with the DU'ers for having a racy BlogAd ...
Okay, ladies. Let's see if we can identify all the standard Patriarchal Defense techniques (which have been employed against us whenever we've raised OUR issues, probably throughout all of history) he used in his little whiney rant:
They know about the PDT's?! Man battle stations, meet at Patriarchal Defense Headquarters in 10 minutes!
Though I must admit: man, nothing's hotter than watching a little "progressive-on-progressive" cat-fighting, no?
Saucer of milk, table two.
Better make that meeting in fifteen minutes.
(Via Florida Cracker, who predicted the spat [sort of])
UPDATE: Pennywit defines the Patriarchy's Code of Conduct:
1. When reporting to the Patriarchal Defense Headquarters, no Defender of the Patriarchy is permitted to ask for directions to get there.
Amen, Fierce Bear (Pennywit's Patriarchy Name). Read the rest.
UPDATE: The Commissar:
For your edification:
Posted by Bill at June 9, 2005 12:22 PM | TrackBack (10)
Wow, what a row. Heheh, and probably all because Kos had a little too much caffeine that day. Has everyone forgotten that Speed Kills??
The part where they start pulling each other's armpit hair really breaks the mood for me.
Posted by: floridacracker at June 9, 2005 01:40 PM
That is just too rich. Sometimes when I am feeling a bit depressed or down with my life, I force myself to go to the DU and read some random postings. It never fails to cheer me up.
One feature I just discovered when checking out this little tiff, is that they have groups dedicated to specific topics. Check it out:
Hehe, I'm waiting for Kos to toss out a "Feminazis!!"
As for Kos' travails: Screw 'im. I feel nothing.
Posted by: TallDave at June 9, 2005 02:00 PM
jm, the commentors that agree with "Eloriel" are equally as funny...and as for that last one, is anyone surprised at her use of the cat icon?
Now I remember what I love about being conservative - not having to engage in these meaningless discussions.
I can actually say, "That's nice honey. But you know, watching you get all red is making me hot."
Posted by: Renn Glenolds at June 9, 2005 03:52 PM
Don't they know Markos is getting paid for that ad? Being enlightened is all well and good, but don't fuck with Markos' wallet.
What a putz.
shoot, Bill, I think I pulled something laughing.
Equating it to mere pop culture rather than something (institutionalized sexism) which tangibly and demonstrably affects women's LIVES, including living and dying.
Good LORD this is a TV show!
You know, sometimes I'd like to slap some of my "sisters" up alongside the head.
Posted by: Darleen at June 9, 2005 04:53 PM
Ha! You’ve just outed yourself as an uneducable misogynist!
Don’t feel bad though. Its not your fault. You’ve been taught to think this way through a society shaped by 10,000 years of female oppression.
I never understood any of this stuff until I started reading that feminist forum. But now it makes so much sense.
Why is it when I finish reading something on DU I feel like taking a shower?
Meet at the Patriarchal Defense Headquarters? Sure. I'll bring steaks. Who's got the grill?
Posted by: pennywit at June 9, 2005 07:15 PM
What do self-hating misogynists usually bring? Will potato salad do? ;)
Posted by: floridacracker at June 9, 2005 08:02 PM
Potato salad? Hrrmm ... I suppose potato salad is acceptable.
Posted by: pennywit at June 9, 2005 08:24 PM
I feel kind of bad for Kos - he's getting ripped into by those who would (otherwise) be of his own kind. Those feminists ought to have done the smarter thing and registered their complaint via e-mail, instead of creating an enormous stink over it. Now, they're gonna look like fools and Kos has the click-through money - who really wins, here?
Posted by: CollegePundit at June 9, 2005 09:17 PM
Um ... us?
Anybody else picturing Hank Hill and his buddies with combat helmets on?
Posted by: pennywit at June 9, 2005 09:43 PM
Bill - yes, yes we do.
Posted by: CollegePundit at June 9, 2005 11:08 PM
Not to rain on any parades here, but we shouldn’t forget that the stuff these DU’ers are talking about isn’t a whole lot different from some of the discussions that took place here recently.
Like, say, abortion rights vs pro life folks, creationism versus intelligent design, pulling Terri’s plug versus keeping the current flowing, etc.
Of course, there was MUCH more logical thought, consideration for opposing views, and general open mindedness shown here.
And humor. Thank God for the humor.
Let’s hope it stays that way.
Vive le differance!
Plug and current?
Posted by: floridacracker at June 9, 2005 11:40 PM
Ooops. I forgot that it was a feeding tube in her case, and not a respirator.
Needless to say, that one wasn’t as big an issue with me as it was with some people.
I just got finished laboring over proposed laws in Philadelphia requiring twice as many toilets for women as for men (aka "potty parity") only to read this.
I'm now wondering whether it's time to take matters into our own hands, and restore "potty patriarchy."
Posted by: Eric Scheie at June 10, 2005 09:58 AM
Does anybody remember where we parked the PatriarchMobile?
Posted by: pennywit at June 10, 2005 12:25 PM
Eric, wouldn't that be a "Pottriarchy?"
But I digress. My main point is to point out the Matriarchy Defense Techniques at work here:
1) Putting attractive, scantily clad women in sexually arousing positions, making mullions of men helpless victims of Matriarchal sexual power
2) Complaining about #1, making many of those same men not only helpless and horny but also guilty, confused, and conflicted -- ripe for Matriarchal control methods such as shrill-voiced nagging (under the influence of this nefarious technique, some men have actually been forced to (SENSITIVE READERS MAY NOT WISH TO READ ON) buy tampons)
3) Manipulative use of face-enhancing chemicals (euphemistically called "make-up") and body enhancing exercixes, both designed to further increase their sexual control of men (men, you will be shocked to hear there are ENTIRE MAGAZINES devoted to these Matriarchal control techniques)
4) Shrilly denouncing a fictional "Patriarchy," making the helpless, horny, guilty, confused, and conflicted men feel as though they have not only done something wrong but are actually part of a conspiracy to commit more wrongdoing
Remember, men: You don't have to be a victim of the Matriarchy! You can always give up sex instead.
Posted by: TallDave at June 10, 2005 03:09 PM
Funniest part of it all?
Those shrieking about the "Patriarchy" named their blog (Women Kossacks) after their Patriarch!
Posted by: Beth at June 10, 2005 06:24 PM
Jeez that was funny. I know you're just kidding about all that. Aren't you? Of course you are.
I don't know, let me ask my girlfriend.
Posted by: TallDave at June 13, 2005 09:11 AM