Saturday, March 01, 2008
The Feminized Barack
middle name Obama
I think the new feminized majority is just another name for the same old socialist agenda. If so, count me out.As usual, there is much discussion in the comments. But, also as usual, I got to thinking on what "feminine" and its variants mean. How does a "feminine" person act differently than a non-feminine person? How do we act towards a "feminine" person as opposed to how we act towards a non-feminine person?
The one word that jumped out at me was "protective." Stories of over-protective mothers commonly arise in conversation. Over-protective mothers hold legendary status in literature, movies, TV shows, and so on. Often with the over-protectiveness comes domineering, thus the nanny state analogy. The socialist ideals pushed by Barack
You won't be allowed to do anything that might harm you. You can't smoke, consume trans fatty acids, ride in a car without a seat belt, eat at a restaurant if you weigh too much, or any other potentially harmful activity (except promiscuous sex).
The other side of the protectiveness is that feminine and non-feminine people feel more protective of feminine people. A phenomena illustrated millions of times throughout history. "Women and children first" is a phrase familiar to everyone in our society. "Boys don't hit girls." "Girls Rule, Boys Drool."
Judging from the events of the last week alone, Barack
Funny, Hillary Clinton runs an ad that appeals the protective instinct of parents. But the real over-protective, domineering mommies are Barack
I'm all grown up now. I don't need or want an over-protective, domineering mommy government.
P.S. Oh, the "Girls Rule, Boys Drool" bit? Just to show how acceptable in our society it is to insult a masculine person, even a male child. But you're not supposed to use Barack
For whatever reason, I rarely look at things in terms of "gender." I find others' interpretations of what it "male" and what is "female" intriguing. Rather that male/female I tend to look at things more on a social class basis, kind of a "snooty" versus "salt of the earth" comparison.
In general, I don't like places or people that put on "airs" of sophistication or superiority.
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