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Conservative Women: Waiting to Exhale October 13, 2010

When it comes to women, Democrats leave.

When it comes to Democrats, women stay.

Which makes feminism a battered wife in an abusive relationship.

Looking back on what so- called feminists allowed to happen to Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton prove that.

It is not speaking out against women whose political ideas you don’t believe in that bothers me.  It is the use of words such as “cunt” and “whore” to describe women and liberal feminists acceptance of it as endorsement worthy behavior  that does.

I would not vote for Nancy Pelosi and she is a woman.  I can speak out against her policies but still support women in politics.  If Rush Limbaugh called her a whore, I would speak out against it and I have told conservative friends when they are getting out of hand. You do not have to support Meg Whitman or Sarah Palin but you should not support the use of profane, vile insults hurled at them or any other woman during a campaign.

So far we have on the Republican side of the story -a cunt (Sarah Palin, R-AK), a witch (Christine O’Donnell, R-DE) and a whore (Meg Whitman R-CA).  Now all we need to do is hold open auditions for a bitch and a slut and that pretty much completes our cast for the new play “Adventures in Misogyny Land: But it’s okay because these women are Republicans”.

With the uncovering of Jerry Brown’s audio tape where one of his staff members calls his gubernatorial challenger a “whore”, conservatives held their collective breath waiting for the feminist mother ship NOW to speak out.  Sorry conservatives, it did not work when you tried it on your mothers in the toy department and it won’t t work now.  Blue is not a very good color on you so you might as well exhale.

Hmmm, wonder if he thinks the “whore” is articulate and does not speak Negro dialect?

Gee, that was dismissive. Sure whore, sorry whore.  He also thinks that whores should not have mammograms.

Yes a mammogram does hurt, but as a Republican woman AKA “whore,” I think I am entitled to one.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

Hillary and Barry- An Apathy Story September 10, 2010

During the last six months, I have read all sorts of articles which speculate that our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a run for it against President Barack “Barry” Obama in 2012.

I voted for Hillary in the DNC Illinois primary.  I supported her despite my African American family telling me that I was a traitor to my race.

“Color before gender!”  they told me. “Send money to Obama now.”

I ignored them.

As a former New Yorker, she was my senator and I felt her qualities were impressive.  She was the better man or woman for the job.  However legitimate the claims of African Americans concerning a lack of black representation at the executive and legislative branches of government;  it did not warrant my voting for the empty suit who was my “present” voting senator from Illinois.

Once the Democratic primaries were over and “Barry O.” was “declared” the winner, my support of Hillary remained.  I joined the PUMAs  and made sisterhood with like-minded women who believed that Hillary and womankind were dealt a sexist blow. Unlike more than most if not all PUMAs,  I was conservative in my views. Throwing my support behind John McCain and Sarah Palin was not as difficult for me as it was for some PUMAs and you know me here at my blog as a “conservative PUMA”.

Afrocity is a Republican now- still a feminist and still supporting women who want to venture into politics right or left.  I just may not agree with all of them but the more women in politics, the better it will be for our gender in the future. No woman should be silenced.

But what of Hillary? Was she silenced after her 2008 loss to Obama and betrayal by the DNC?


Would she remain the Senator from New York and regroup for a 2012 run against an arrogant demagogue that is sure to be a one termer like Jimmy Carter?

No.

She would throw her support behind Barack Obama and later join his administration as  Secretary of State.

And then I began to distance myself from the woman I had once campaigned for so adamantly.

The shock of seeing Hillary surrounded by hope and change logos was not an easy Kool aid drink to swallow. I know that she is a forgiving soul. She did it for her husband and she did it once again for Barack Obama.  Perhaps she even did it for the Democratic Party.

But not I.

Obama was/is just a DNC tool.

It was the DNC that was Hillary’s true nemesis and if I were she I would not have helped the DNC one bit. There was an irony in their view that she should help Obama campaign.

Sure we are the party of women- but we will beat you down and call you vile names- even develop hysterical blindness and disown you- but woman you had better get up the next day and fix our damn breakfast. After Hillary and her supporters -including myself- fought valiant battles to break down barriers of sexism and race bating during the primary-  I was disappointed that Hillary woke up in bed with the enemy.

If you recall it was only a few weks after Hillary made her famous orange pants suit speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, that  GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin gave her “pitbull with lipstick” speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The same path of sick ironic feminism that led the DNC to gun down Hillary Clinton months earlier had found a new target in the governor from Alaska.  Fresh organic, caribou fed  meat for them to sink their teeth into.  While Hillary did not join in on the frenzied anti- Palin media feast, I was not particularly impressed that she did not expressively  speak out against it either.

Perhaps Hillary was upset that this tape of Palin critiquing her response to the negative media cover quickly surfaced:

At the core of anti-Palin rumors was the divisive meme:  women who are “pro women” should not vote for McCain just because he chose Palin-a woman- because she is 1) pro-life  2) dumb as rock salt and 3) does not really have respect for Hillary- a woman- as demonstrated by documented proof of her calling Hillary a “whiner”.

I do not believe that Sarah Palin was calling Hillary a whiner.  In fact Sarah prefaced her statements in that clip “with all respect” .  Sarah’s position in regard and response to media criticism- and I have mentioned this in a precious post-  is quite different from Hillary Clinton’s.  The former, meets it head on not really mentioning it much. Sarah just rolls it down and keeps on coming.  No tears, or “perceived whines”.  If anything, the clip shows you that Sarah practices what she preaches as she did with giving birth to Trig despite the news that he would have Down’s Syndrome and supporting her daughter’s teenage pregnancy.  She is a pitbull with lipstick.

However different their handling of the patriarchy and media criticism,  I honestly cannot see Sarah campaigning for someone like Barry even if Barry was in elephant’s clothing. Let’s say that Mitt Romney is neck and neck with Palin in the GOP primary and the campaign is name slinging nasty on the Romney camp’s part.  I do not think that Sarah would help the man later.  Screw the GOP! The man does not conform to her values as a good conservative.

When Hillary aided the Obama campaign, I felt that it was an endorsement of his values.  It seemed rather staged and there was no real unity behind it.

Few Democrats for Obama that I knew,  said they would support Hillary had she been the primary’s victor.  And you know what??? I believed them.

If Obama loses…I ain’t voting for that bitch. I don’t care if she is Democrat…I just won’t vote.”

Obama would not have supported her had she won- unless he was made the VP nominee– a courtesy that was not extended to her.  With the spread of Kool Aid zombie fever, I would not have “took one for the team” as they say.  Also, screw the “keep your enemies close”  thing.  Stand up and tell your supporters not to vote for this special interest pandering race baiting charlatan.  Sure, I smiled when she was as announced as Secretary of State.  That was quite a feat for a former First Lady.  But when she sat at the picnic table with Baby Barry.

April 9, 2009- Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

I felt sorry for her and I felt even more sorry for the people that she led to Kool Aid mountain to support him and his failing policies.

PUMA’s- well some of them- stood strong and did not vote for Barry.  Simofish, Regency, Angie, Lana to name a handful.  No way and no freaking how.  Barry O. is bad news.  You can be as liberal as rolled up ground hemp and at the end of the day, Barry is not just bad for Democrats who supported Hillary- Barry is bad for America.  Hillary and her supporters who voted for him are also responsible for the stimulus, TARP, uncontrolled debt and anything else Obama has fumbled.

Yeah, right!

And that is why when I see articles like this one on The American Thinker blog:

September 10, 2010

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign for ’12 Is Underway

By Lee Cary

…Hillary is preparing to run against President Obama for the ’12 Democrat nomination by wielding the two-edged issue of fiscal responsibility and national defense. She’ll align herself with moderate establishment Republicans, like Bob Gates, just as she made nice with John McCain. She’ll be the moderate Democrat in the race, even though she called herself a “modern progressive” during the last campaign. In her unscripted remarks above, she juxtaposed “conservative” with “progressive” rather than with “liberal.” Expect to hear more of that ahead.
Hillary will tout her long-established involvement with the health care issue as offering her the unique ability to convert the hash — she’d never use that word — of ObamaCare into a sirloin of change that Americans will find more palatable, and even embrace. She’ll talk McCain’s Crossing-the-Isle Talk. He might even campaign for her.
Hillary will cite Bill’s fiscal record as president and mention in favorable terms Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress who once helped bring fiscal responsibility to Washington, D.C. Let’s return to those days of bipartisan cooperation, she’ll say. End the stridency once and for all. Her supporters will shout, “It’s her turn. It’s her turn.”
Her strongest talking point will be that she’s untarnished by what Barry, Nancy, and Harry have done to the country, although she’ll never say that directly. Some wondered at the time why she agreed to become Secretary of State. But had she stayed in the Senate, she’d either be tarnished by the Democrats’ legislative heavy-handedness of the last two years or be at odds with her own party. In either case, she’d be damaged goods by now. If asked why she didn’t speak out earlier, she’s already answered that, saying, “I am by law out of politics.” Raise your hand if you believe that.

When Hillary runs against Obama again, she can’t lose the support of blacks since against Obama, she never had them on her side anyway. But she could offset their failure to vote if Obama isn’t on the ticket by gaining heavy support from Hispanics. Plus, blacks are not going to vote for a Republican in any significant numbers under any circumstance. If wind-blown moderates perceived the GOP nominee as too conservative, Hillary will regain their support by positioning herself as a moderate middle-of-the-roadie.

Pure speculation? Obviously. Ridiculous? Perhaps.

Hillary 2012…I really do NOT care.

No…Really I don’t.  Afrocity will not buy tickets to that beltway show.

2012 is two years away but at the moment there is no ultimate case for me supporting Hillary Clinton should she run against Obama in a primary or as also rumored, Joe “foot in mouth diseased” Biden steps down as VP and she takes his place by Darth Obama’s side.  Neither scenario compels me to do anything except feel manipulated.  At this juncture, in her relationship with Barry and the DNC,  it is hard for me to know who Hillary Clinton really is and I don’t want to waste anymore of my time or votes finding out.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

Notes from the Mirror-less Fitting Room: Feminism Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide August 18, 2010

Clothes are a woman’s second skin.  For many girls, it does not matter if we are pro-life or hanging out at our local Planned Parenthood passing out the morning after pill- we like to look good.  Hillary and her sisterhood of traveling pantsuits.  Sarah Palin sporting a sassy pair of heels during her VP debate against Joe Biden (those heels looked good buried in his ass by the way).  Michelle Malkin, always the stylish conservative.  So I am told, Condi Rice has a shoe collection to die for.  And there is Michelle Obama who mixes organic arugula and J. Crew sensibility with liberal platitudes and $500 Lanvin tennis shoes.

The point I am making is that women like to shop.  Clothes are clothes right?  Vegans and environmentalists aside, you don’t have to be a stark raving libertarian to appreciate a beautiful women Bottega Veneta classic brown leather bag.

When it comes to shopping, girls check their political differences at the fitting room door.

Or so I thought.

On a recent visit to Manhattan, I made a stop at one of my favorite and most physically debilitating stores- Century 21.   I was in pursuit of  off season designer bargains.  What I got instead was a nose full of dust and pathogens- possibly from the British tourists that sneezed in my face and a bruised shoulder.

The best thing about Century 21 is its endless plethora of cool stuff from clothes, to handbags, lingerie, hats, hosiery.  The worse thing about Century 21 is its uncanny ability to demonstrate the worst behavior demonstrated by women since Seinfield’s  Elaine had a meltdown over the Today Sponge.

To see women in our most primitive state, simply walk into the Century 21 on Cortlandt Street in NYC.  The best seats in the house are on the third floor where the high end designer stuff lies in waiting to be grabbed, snagged, and bagged.

Because I have not lived in New York since 2007, I had to proceed carefully.  Not that Chicago women lack the tenacity of New York’s top shopping barracudas.  It is just that we tend not to kick a fellow woman’s  ass over a once heavily sequined Dolce and Gabanna  thong that has been tried on by hundreds of fat sweaty tourists.   Chicago women reserve their energy for deflecting random bullets from drive by shootings and grabby corrupt politicians.  After all, what good is a sequined thong in the dead of  a Midwestern winter when the coroner must peel it off your rigor mortissed ass for any evidence of sexual assault?  What a waste.   Jockey cotton thongs are more practical and mass produced just for girls like us.   Having said that, I now found my Jockey strapped butt in Century 21 after a two year absence.

Afrocity was somewhat afraid that she lost her bitchy spidey senses.  However this was put to rest once I hit some Russian speaking woman in the face with my big shopping bag with the sharp corners…by accident of course.  Somehow I just lose all sense of balance when I am standing next to a person that shoves all of the clothes on a rack to one side…WHILE I AM STILL LOOKING AT THEM.  Sounds of screeching hangers give me the willies.  I can’t be responsible for stomping my foot on the back of that white Chanel gown you meant to try on later and possibly wear tonight…Yes TONIGHT.

…So many clothes so little time and money. Speaking of money, the sound of foreign language in the store expressed one of my concerns about the declining American dollar. The Euro shoppers were clobbering us Betsy Ross dwellers.  Every time I picked up something I liked , I had to look at the price tag first, subtract it from my checking account,  and decided if I loved the item enough to starve to death until payday and use substandard non clumping cat litter.  My kitties do not dig Johnny Cat no matter how cool their owner looks in the Jil Sander blouse.   Afrocity for the sake of your cats, put the blouse down and walk away.

Within an hour, I was exhausted and walking around in circles with the same tunic and skinny jeans in my arms.  Once I determined that my time was more valuable than clawing my way though piles of clothes arranged on the floor and atop the heads of stroller bound toddlers,  my exit strategy went into effect.   Try on, pay up and get out.    However, I was about to have my hopes of an easy out dashed when the sound of quibbling stopped me dead in my tired from high heeled sandals foot tracks.

“Fuck you Bitch!”  a very tall black women yelled at an Indian woman.

The Indian woman was with a girl who was possibly her daughter.

The site of the conflict was a pair of Seven For All  Mankind jeans on sale for $10.99.

Let’s remember that the desires and motives of a fashionista goes beyond race, ethnicity or political ideology.

“You better take your hands off my fuckin’ jeans before you need a mosque up in this bitch.”

Laughter erupted from a small group of Southern tourists.  I could tell they were from the South due to their accents and proclivity to grab all of the Lily Pulitzer items they could find. The “Arizona Rocks” tee shirt one was wearing was a dead give away that they were NOT LIBERALS.   Which in New York City is a sin.

Eyes rolled at the Southern Belles.   Oh shit.  I feel a plane incoming.

I will pause from the action for a moment to mention that Century 21 is very close to Ground Zero in a number of ways in terms of both proximity and symbolically.  Some of fashions greatest “final sale wars” have been fought here.  Women have morally died on this sacred shopping ground.  Strangely once you depart the store and step outside,  Ground Zero is starring you in the face.

Century 21 store in Manhattan, near Ground Zero.

Mirroring the current debate over the building of a mosque near ground zero has nothing to do with fashion but in this case, the lust over a pair of jeans somehow was transformed into a political insult.   Before I could say Tandoori Chicken and Junior’s Cheesecake,  fuzz began to fly as the women grabbed at the jeans back and forth in a tug of war.  Where is Solomon when you need him? Threaten to cut the damn jeans in half and see who loves them more.

“Don’t bring the mosque into it,”  said a voice.  My eyes scanned the clothing racks and it was some dowdy “I am waiting for my teenage kid to try on everything in this store type” -a back to school shopping causality among the Marc Jacobs new fall arrival section.

I gave her a mean look but somehow that did not register with the brawl groupie because she continued to say stupid things.  “Who let in the Tea Party pro-life  racists  Sarah Palin’s over there?” the woman said gesturing towards the once laughing southerners.

And therein lies my problem with liberal women. The root of all evil begins and ends with Sarah Palin.  The root of all conflict begins and ends with abortion.  Make accusations and name call first, ask questions never.

Protect federal funds for education??? Can you say school vouchers?

Can someone explain to me why every so called feminist attempt to bring down Sarah Palin results in a murder-suicide for all womankind?  Liberal women shoot Sarah Palin and conservative women. Liberal women in turn make all women look stupid and catty thus murdering our potential for political strength.  Men will divide and conquer- always.  Hillary Clinton’s  race against Obama proved this.  Sure some women were mad and did not like Obama as the presidential nominee but what happened?  Katy Couric, the MSM used women against women.  Sarah Palin, the liberal deemed CUNT was used to scare women back into the arms of Obama.

As women we all have vaginae ..right? That does not mean that we always have to agree on everything.

Anyway, the southern women may have been liberals who voted Obama yet their laughter over the mosque comment and Arizona Rocks tee shirt excluded them from any inclusion in the feminists girls club.  You are like Sarah- the Mama grizzly Grinch who stole healthcare, mosques, abortion, and anything else that liberal feminists apparently stand for. Meanwhile the men stand around and watch our political cat fights.  Laughing at us, laugh fight, demean and tear down each other.

Perhaps a birth control pill flavored smoothie is appropriate at this time.  Stop the fighting. Feel the love and restricted reproduction. But alas, before we could break out the blender and soy milk,  a male store manager arrived on the scene to pull the women apart.

Afrocity took one look at the line for the fitting room and sighed.  Off went her clothes right in the middle of the store.  Yep, I tried on the jeans in public.  The mirror-less fitting room.  This was my tiny contribution towards the dying sad sound of a woman’s dignity.  Cellulite beginnings  and all,  Afrocity squeezed into the 29 waist skinny jeans only to feel like a sardine marinated in patriarchal snake oil.  Fuck this.

I threw down the jeans and tunic, running down the escalator to my sanity, guarding the contents of my checking account like a momma grizzly bear.  I will not spend one conservative dime in this feminist burial ground zero.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

The Bitch That Stole The Christmas Cell Phone and Other Tales of “Liberal Feminists” December 17, 2009

You’re a mean one Miss Flight Attendant Bitch…

You asked me to put away my cell phone…

Don’t you give a damn about how important I really think I am?

Miss Flight Attendant Bitch…

You better scram

before I clobber you…with a stimulus sized leg of lamb

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From this article on the American Thinker


Chuck Schumer calls flight attendant ‘Bitch’

George Joyce
Politico is reporting that Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), called a US Airways flight attendant a “Bitch” Sunday after a dispute regarding cell phone use prior to take-off.

According to a GOP aide on the same flight from New York to Washington, the flight attendant approached Schumer after he and fellow Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) continued talking on their cell phones after an announcement requested passengers to turn off the devices.

When Schumer’s request to continue his phone conversation was denied by the flight attendant, he turned off his phone and began to argue with her about the rules.  Schumer persisted even after, according to the Politico report, the flight attendant had mentioned that “the entire plane was waiting on him to shut down his phone.”

The flight attendant reminded Schumer that she was only following the rules and then left.  According to the GOP aide Schumer then leaned over to Sen. Gillibrand and called the flight attendant a “Bitch.”

Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Sen. Schumer, said later that “[t]he senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldn’t have made, and he regrets it.”

Wow. Back when I was a more active PUMA, I can recall several New Yorkers telling me how great Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)…Strong, outspoken, “a great woman to have represent us”. It is sad to say that her silence during Sen. Schumer’s “bitch” remark disappoints me. I have yet to see Senator Gillibrand actually live up the the good “take one for the girls” reputation that my PUMA sisters have bestowed upon her.  Of course Schumer’s  “bitch”  slip-up has earned him a huge Christmas stocking filled with mainstream media and liberal feminists crickets.

While browsing the comments on a HuffPo article about this incident, some liberals actually bashed the GOP aide who “leaked” the story, others exclaimed that they were disappointed in Schumer because they admired him so as a supporter of women. Gee, that sounds familiar…. You mean like Barack Obama being hailed by the left as a feminist while demeaning Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail???  Okay whatever works for you.

My favorite is this comment on the Chicago Tribune version of the story. They compare this incident to Obama and the Cambridge police debacle. They claim to want to know the details. Schumer called the flight attendant a bitch. Is there really much else to know?  Skip Gates was not called a “nigger” or a “boy”. The situations are not remotely the same in my book but you be the judge.

…On the surface, it appears that Schumer showed his arrogance…showed that he is above the law…showed his lack of professionalism….showed his lack of character.

As for the flight attendant…some stewardess (excuse me, flight attendants) act like they are God. The way to deal with them is to avoid any encounter. Just do what they say. And they know this…they know they have the power. So they act like the b word. Remember the incident between Victoria Osteen and Sandra Brown, the stewardess (excuse me, flight attendant), which was later proven that the stewardess (excuse me, the flight attendant) had previous similar modus operandi? Well, if this was not Victoria Osteen, this stewardess (excuse me, flight attendant) would have gotten away again with murder.

Knowing that some stewardess (excuse me, flight attendants) can be jerks themselves, it would be inappropriate to put all the blame on Schumer.

I don’t like Schumer. But to be a good judge, one cannot condemn Schumer, without knowing what happened exactly.

Don’t pull an obama, who admitted that he did not know the details, but yet concluded that Cambridge police department acted stupidly.


You’re a monster.

Miss Sarah Palin

You’re brain is empty

Like your pro-life, gun toting soul

We liberal feminists should defend you

But we couldn’t

you’re a conservative female

so we never wouldn’t

Miss Sarah Palin…

We would rather watch Oprah Winfrey

help lick Tiger “cheetah’s” wounds…

****************

From this article in the Chicago Tribune:

Oprah Winfrey Show Reaches out to Tiger Woods

December 17, 2009

By Fred Mitchell

When Tiger Woods appeared as a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” with his father on April 30, 1998, he was reduced to tears.

I was in the audience that day when Woods and his father, Earl, promoted the book I co-authored called “Playing Through.” Almost 12 years later, the show has asked Woods to return to the set in Chicago to face a national television audience and address his admitted acts of infidelity.

Meanwhile, several media outlets quoted unnamed sources saying that Woods’ wife, Elin, will be filing for divorce in the wake of his confessed infidelity.

“Divorce is 100 percent,” one source told ABC News. “She’s not rushing to divorce. … She wants all the dirty laundry to be out on the table before she signs anything.”

In the wake of this personal turmoil, if Woods were to shed a few tears on “Oprah,” his public image likely would improve.

“We have reached out to Tiger Woods’ representatives, but nothing is confirmed,” a representative from Harpo Productions said Wednesday.

In the spring of ’98, Earl penned some special advice in “Playing Through” that was directed specifically to his son. Earl passed away in May 2006.

As Winfrey read the affectionate “Letter to my Son” from the book signed “Pop,” Woods broke down in tears.

Gov. Sarah Palin was not good enough for Oprah's couch yet Tiger Woods is. I hope Oprah covers it with plastic. Who knows what "cheetah" will do on that couch.

Poor “cheetah” now just like Chris Brown who beat up singer Rhianna we all have to rally at his side. Oprah is a bastion of feminism. This is a woman who refused to afford Sarah Palin a visit on her Emmy award winning “couch’ while campaigning “silently” for Barack Obama. Who would have thought that the world’s greatest talk show hostess with the free car under your seat and mostess, a survivor of sexual abuse and discrimination against African Americans and women would dislike a woman like Sarah Palin enough to actually sit on stage with Tina “sometimes I am a feminist for Hillary Clinton. Sometimes I am a cheerleader for the destruction of free political choice among women. Sometimes I just like to pose on magazine covers wearing little to cover my bony ass”  Fey chatting it up and laughing about Palin’s unique accent.

Now Tiger “cheetah” Woods will possibly  get a shoulder to cry on in front of a national audience thanks to Oprah Winfrey.  She would not give Sarah Palin a platform on her show until she deemed it financially expedient to do so and of course her manger child Obama was safe in the White House.  But “cheetah” sure..Americans need to hear him say it loud and proud…I made 18 hoes in one!!!

Score one for the girls.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY




 

Political Holiday Wish List: That Feminists Would Know What A Feminist Looks Like December 10, 2009

Vintage Cover of MS. Magazine

Growing up during the 1970’s persuaded me to swallow the huge bitter slow time released pill of feminism. Housewife bad. Career woman good. Armed with birth control pills and college degrees as women, we marched in step the women’s liberation movement. By the time I was a teenager, something shifted. A good woman could now balance everything– work and family.  Drive a Land Rover to her corporate job in New York City while making Juicy Juice popsicles for her artificially inseminated triplets.  Magazines such as Working Mother went into circulation. Nannies, the Today sponge,  Wonder Bras, Monica Lewinsky, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin…Yes Sarah Palin.

How does feminism solve a problem like Sarah Palin???  A conservative, gun toting candidate for the 2008 vice presidency. She is pro-life, Alaskan governor, five kids, former beauty queen. Has a gorgeous husband who loves her. Mother of a special needs child… What is there not for feminists to like. By all accounts, Sarah Palin is a remarkable woman, living the feminist dream.

Or so one would think…

Sarah’s view of her duties as a politician is surprisingly free of snobbery. Moreover she has the rare ability to actually blend in with her constituents in a way that makes you feel she understands your needs because she has been there.

So why did feminism throw Sarah under the bus for Barack Obama? Because she is conservative that is why.

Remember this is the same movement that took sides with Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky.

Ultimately what is most important to feminists is supporting a leftist agenda and not the true rights of women.

How can women be treated as equals among men when the very movement that claims to support us does not see Republican and conservative women as equals among women?

In the end, we all lose as women.

What is it saying about tolerance and acceptance when the only commemorative postage stamps of great women are liberals? Are we not free to think for ourselves without ridicule from those who share the same genital parts? If Afrocity can be African America and conservative, she can also be a woman and conservative. Right?  If this is true will someone please tell me why I have been given the pink slip from each group. I have been stripped of my gender membership as well as my racial membership cards.

Is This What Feminism Looks Like?This Christmas there will be no visit to Afrocity from the Feminist Santa. Fine!!!

I will not put any tampon shaped cookies and birth control pills by the fireplace for Feminist Santa on Christmas Eve.

Upon being abandoned by my race and gender, I do occasionally read what I am supposedly missing. Just yesterday, I happened upon this review by Ms. magazine of the newest Twilight film New Moon:

New Moon, Same Old Sexist Story

By Carmen D. Siering and Katherine Spillar

Sure, the film New Moon is breaking box office records, and both tween girls and their moms are swooning over pale-faced vampire Edward and hunky werewolf Jacob, who both vie for the attention of our ostensible hero, Bella. Isn’t it romantic?

Well…. with just a moment of critical analysis, feminists can’t be too happy about how the latest episode in the Twilight series, adapted from Stephanie Meyer’s popular books, represents a young woman and her place in the modern world. In fact, the New film is really just more of the same, only worse.

Where director Catherine Hardwicke, who helmed the first Twilight film, subtly tweaked the characters of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), creating a somewhat more equal relationship between them, New Moon director Chris Weitz seems content to let things stand as Meyer wrote them. Edward reverts to his overbearing ways, dictating the direction of the relationship—in this case, ending it—and Bella quite literally lies down and takes it.

In fact, just moments after Edward leaves her, Bella stumbles in the woods and refuses to get up, lying in the muck until a strong, bare-chested man carries her out. Later, we see her sitting in her room, staring out the window, as the months roll by. When she isn’t sitting and staring, she is in bed having nightmares. Very empowering.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, then Sarah Heath, holding the 1980-1981 Wasilla High School Girl's Cross Country Running championship trophy in Wasilla, Alaska.

Ms. give me a break. How do you expect for anyone to take you seriously about the lack of female empowerment in the Twilight series when your writers cannot accept a that a conservative woman running for the office of Vice President of the United States could possibly be empowering to young women everywhere?

Sounds like you are the ones who do not know what a feminist looks like.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

EW!!!!

EWWW

 

Misogyny Alert: MILF Toast Served From The Patriarch’s Den August 19, 2009

Filed under: Feminism,Women,Women's Rights — afrocity @ 9:29 AM
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canadian_cougar_posterIf you are a woman over 35 years of age you are a cougar whether you like it or not. The proliferation of single women in their late 30’s and 40’s have sparked a new smear campaign brought to you by the patriarchy.

Cougar women are the latest installment of a revived misogynistic sensation since Obama was elected.

Because after all every woman over 35 wants to get laid by a sexually immature 25 year old guy that will give us money for a cab ride home from his dorm room or mother’s basement.  I find the “cougar” phenomenon particularly cruel because it targets two kinds of women. Those who have every right to pursue happiness by getting on with their lives after a losing a spouse to death or divorce, or women who have spent a great deal of their 20’s cultivating a professional career.

Using the cougar as a metaphor, to describe old women on the prowl, hunting for fresh (young) meat is not only offensive but it is also contradictory to modern day treatment of older men who “hunt” younger women in search of a “shopping spree” at H&M in exchange for her un-cellulited buttocks and dim bulb adoration.  What comes out of this male constructed sexual vocabulary of cougar, MILF (mom’s I would like to fuck), Demi-chicks- is an assault on women born in the 60’s and 70’s.  It negates the female constructed positive images of women in their 40’s such as Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry and others who stunningly prove that 40 is the new 30.  Women please do not embrace this cougar meme. It is not empowering.

MILFDefinition of COUGAR according to Urban Dictionary or “dick-a-pedia” in this case:

1. Cougar

An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man. The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf. Cougars are gaining in popularity — particularly the true hotties — as young men find not only a sexual high, but many times a chick with her shit together.

“That cougar I met last night, showed me shit I didn’t know existed, I’m goin back for more.”

2.     Cougar

(see also hunt, prowl, corner, pounce). Noun. A 35+ year old female who is on the “hunt” for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in San Francisco (or other cities)waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws into an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path. “Man is cougar’s number one prey”

Millions of them. More famously, Demi and Ashton, Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger, Joan Collins and her hubby, Cameron and Justin, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.

3. Cougar

A Cougar is a female, usually between thirty and fifty years-old, who enjoys the sexual company of younger men.

Cougars are only usually interested in men under the age of twenty-five. Also, Cougars are non-committal, choosing to move from mate to mate without ever settling down. It is not uncommon for the same Cougar to attack (sleep with) many different men in the same group of friends. Furthermore, Cougars are older and more practiced in the ways of snaring a mate so they will rarely broadcast their intentions to sleep with you until you are already in her Jetta, headed for the condo she just bought. It is this elusive behavior that earns her the name “Cougar.”

“Hey Jerry, I’m about to go buy this girl a drink, want to come along? I think she has a friend next to her”


“Naw, theres a cougar in the corner that seems to be stalking me, I’m going to hold out for her”

milfs-saggy-demotivational-posterIf you are dating in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond, establish yourself as women with standards, who share a common desire for QUALITY companionship now matter what the prospect’s age.  Your 30’s and 40’s often signal the height of your careers, personal freedom and confidence. Do not let men shape the way you feel about yourselves, especially young keg floating men who you can bet your Prada thong will never call themselves cougars once they turn 35 year old summer intern skirt chasers.

The patriarchy will do anything to keep the self-esteem of a woman down.  Since the 1980’s women have become more assertive and independent when juxtaposed by the obvious decline of the male hairline, bank account and ego, you can expect that MILF and Cougar are the verbal assault tools of an oppressive and envious comb over patriarcy and possibly a generation of younger women who unfortunately take feminism ten steps back.

They voted in overwhelming amounts for Barack Obama, remember. They wore tee shirts claiming  that “Sarah Palin Is A CUNT”.

Violence against women has been on the rise as well as open verbal criticism concerning our parenting decisions, intelligence and sexual identities.  Respond to derogatory labeling with negative feedback. During every decade, there is a moment of testing that we all must endure as feminists. Recently many of us have failed that test. Leave it to the patriarchy to crystallize our every wrinkle in time, unless we chip away piece by piece, we will never be free to be the girls who just want to have fun.

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AFROCITY

 

Private Lives, Public Spaces:Lust in Translation May 6, 2009

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My career has many perks and among them is the access I have to countless historical documents that are just waiting for historical interpretation. I have been “this close” to a copy of the US Constitution. I have held and read Thomas Jefferson’s diary. Tangible contact with history is why I love what I do.

Documents are the residue of history. They serve as evidence or proof that something happened.  The saying “shit happens” may at first seem like a cool and cynical appraisal of an unfortunate situation but it is the truth. Shit happens. Things are destroyed, people die or they lie, spouses cheat. Shit happens and you have to know how to handle it when it does. This truth is fundamental to political and social life.

Of all the famous women whose letters I have read, I don’t think anyone handled the shit that happens in life better than Eleanor Roosevelt.  She was by nature a shy and quiet woman when she met the young, handsome and dashing Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He could have had his pick of eligible bachelorettes but he chose Eleanor. Perhaps it was for her intelligence, her strength, or even her familial connections. It is difficult to know due to a lack of evidence (Eleanor destroyed Franklin’s love letters to her).  The only thing that is certain is that Eleanor was considered beneath young Franklin’s stature in the attractiveness department. Their marriage was troubled from the beginning and characterized by dominance and submission on all levels. They were sexually incompatible and to complicate matters, her overly protective and manipulative mother in law had taken residence in her home. FDR possessed a stronger sexual drive than his wife. This was something she tolerated until she gave birth to her sixth child in 1916. For the remaining 29 years of marriage, they would never have sexual relations again and kept separate bedrooms which extended to separate wings in the White House.

Lucy Mercer and Correspondence with FDR

Lucy Mercer and Correspondence with FDR

FDR had affairs outside of his marriage we know this because we have the evidence. Eleanor discovered love letters between Franklin and her social secretary Lucy Mercer. She was obviously upset and asked him to stop the affair. He did –sort of. In the meantime Franklin contracted polio. As the dutiful wife Eleanor came to her husband’s aid physically and spiritually. Their marriage strengthened into one of respect and devotion although not one of intimacy and passion.  Franklin’s  illness also allowed Eleanor to find her voice which carried him to the New York governor’s mansion and later the White House.  Polio did not take Franklin out of commission in the infidelity department. The speculation is that Eleanor had a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In fact FDR’s mistress Lucy Mercer  who was now the widowed Lucy Mercer Rutherford  was by his side when he died 1945. Lucy left before Eleanor arrived.  But really does any of this matter? What does matter is that Eleanor has gone down in history has one of the most memorable first ladies in history. That is what we remember. That is what remains in our collective memory. She was a woman of strength – not a victim.

There is no doubt that the disruptive effect of an extramarital affair can take its toll on a marriage and obviously a political career as well. However frankly,  I have had it “up to here” with interviews and sob stories from women about how he cheated and I am standing by my man. Former New York Governor Spitzer, Bill Clinton, John Edwards blah, blah, blah. To explain this pattern it is useful to think in terms of victimization as well as supply and demand. Everyone likes a good scandal once and a while.

scan·dal

1scandal
Pronunciation:
\ˈskan-dəl\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English, from Late Latin scandalum stumbling block, offense, from Greek skandalon trap, stumbling block, offense; akin to Latin scandere to climb
Date:
13th century

1 a: discredit brought upon religion by unseemly conduct in a religious person b: conduct that causes or encourages a lapse of faith or of religious obedience in another

2: loss of or damage to reputation caused by actual or apparent violation of morality or propriety : disgrace.

3 a: a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it b: a person whose conduct offends propriety or morality

The process by which an action becomes a scandal is that it passes a  “lapse of faith” or “violation of morality or propriety” litmus test. My point is that these action of infidelity among politically prominent men are unfortunately becoming so common and public that one wonders if they still qualify as scandals. Yes, perhaps if you look at the mundane text book definition of a scandal, then yes they are a scandal. But certainly we the people formulate our own definitions. If the perception is that , sure these wives were obviously hurt by the marital transgression- the affair but look they are standing by their man and moving on…So why shouldn’t we?

Instead we see the continuous media hyped “the story of the affair” narratives or scripts which become problematic in my opinion because they send out a message of  female victimization .  These tell all interviews ultimately send many and mixed messages.  Validation of the affair. Vindication? Or rather justification.  At any rate, what remains in our collective consciousness is that the woman is a victim. The archetypal female victim.

I am not against Elizabeth Edwards. She is free to do what she wants.Personally I think John Edwards is a dirt bag. I have never liked him. He always had this disingenuous quality about him, something rather unctuous that I could not put my finger on. My instincts are seldom wrong and Edwards certainly proved them correct once again.

I am not against women like Monica Lewisnky who have affairs and tell all. That is her choice.

We all watch the news coverage, then the aftermath. The women and men accusing the “poor thing” depending on who it is, of being a “door mat” or a “slut/ home wrecker” process of the spurned woman going through the motions of should’ve, could’ve, would’ve. We collectively feel anger towards the guilty party – the man for about a hot New York minute. What do we feel for the victim? We feel sorry for her and unfortunately that is what she is remembered for.

The occasion of the tell all book and subsequent interviews only serve to provide fodder for train wreck loving onlookers.

Here is a 2007 video clip of Elizabeth Edwards confronting Ann Coulter. Even then it was all about John.

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AFROCITY