The anti-women left falls back on sexual slurs and dehumanization

posted at 5:00 pm on October 9, 2010 by Lori Ziganto

Originally posted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Last week, I attended the Smart Girl Summit in Washington, D.C.  The conference was filled with women of strength, of brains, of beauty and of fierce resolve.  Women from all walks of life who came together, fighting and trying to do what is best for their children and this country.  But, I was struck by something else; to the Left, these women are either whores or some creepy new invention of faux women, worthy of only mocking and ridicule.

Many told of times where they had been, like I have, called “gender traitors” or not real women. I’ve been called a dumb tart, just a rack, and told “I have better meat for her mouth.” I’ve been accused of being a wholly owned subsidiary of male dominated culture, whatever that means. We dumb tarts can’t seem to figure out things like that.

Every woman I met laughed such things off. That part didn’t shock me. See, we don’t relish victim-hood. We are also secure and comfortable in our own skins, breasts and fancy wombs and all. But, another reason it is laughed off did bother me. Because we are “used to it.”  The thing is, we shouldn’t be. It shouldn’t be happening. Yet, it does. Over and over.

Kirsten Powers attended the panel I was on, called Feminism 2.0, the New Face of Feminism, with Jenn Q. Public and Pamela Gorman, moderated by Adrienne Royer. While Kirsten is an unabashed liberal and likely disagrees with us on most policy points, she listened and understood the vile hatred toward conservative women that comes out of the Left. Her article at the Daily Beast today reflects that. She touched on some examples, including the most recent one whereby Jerry Brown called Meg Whitman “a whore.”  She’s a dame, you see. Thus, anything concerning financial things, which women can’t possibly understand, is whore-y. Am I right, fellas?

Jerry Brown isn’t alone. And it isn’t just coming from men. Alleged feminists are some of the worst offenders, spewing sexist and outright misogynistic garbage at conservative women. Because, abortion. They have grossly tied up equality and “women’s rights” with a legal ability to kill your unborn children. Killing the unborn is a cause to them and women who dare to challenge them by pointing out the vile nature of such a thing must be gender traitors or dehumanized in any way possible. Kirsten Powers notes the following:

While we, sadly, are all too familiar with the casual misogynistic comment, what perhaps is more surprising is where these slurs lately have been coming from—progressive bastions like the Brown camp, and liberal women.

Last month, liberal talk show host Stephanie Miller laughed uproariously when a female guest on her show said that if she ever met Michelle Malkin, “I would kick [her] right in the nuts,” and warned, “Wear a cup, lady.”

Nice, huh? Stay classy, femisogynists! My only quibble is that it’s not surprising at all. The past year alone has shown that.

Gloria Steinem recently said conservative women cannot be Feminists. Cannot. Why? Because you are anti-woman if you are pro-life. Many other faux-feminists, or femisogynists, have been flapping their soy-drinking gums with outrageous, and shrieking, outrage in a similar vein. “Oh noes!” they say “Conservative women are trying to steal Feminism! They can’t be feminists. They are icky!” Um. Selective support for only “the right kind” of woman and slamming the doors you claim to open right in their faces is antithetical to actual feminism. Shatter that glass ceiling, but only if you do it by walking in lock-step with us!

Tina Brown, also from The Daily Beast, called GOP women winning some primaries “a blow to feminism”. You know, because they are meany pants and have cooties or something. Not real women.

But, actually, the only trouble with this one is, it almost feels as if all these women winning are kind of a blow to feminism. Because, each one of them, really, most of them, are, you know, very much, uh, uh, you know, against so many of things that women have fought for such a long time.

Yeah, no. They don’t fight against what I want and I happen to be a broad, Miss Brown. I also don’t think women are stupid and, therefore, should only focus on made-up, busy work issues like the nebulous “reproductive rights” and pyramid scheme, faux- environmental issues like the Left wants them to do. She then went onto say that it was even worse because they were rich women. Oh, well, rich women. They must not have enough estrogen or something. How could women be rich? That’s for boys!

This summer, a Democrat Congresswoman, Rep. Janis Sontany (D-TN) said about her Republican counterparts ““You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote!” They can’t have girly bits, you see. If they were real women, they wouldn’t have strayed off the Democrat plantation! Somehow the idea that we only dress as women is a biggie with the Left. Trying to black-ball us from their exclusive, and kinda creepy, Stepford-Feminist club isn’t enough, you see. They have to try to dehumanize us to the point where even our gender is taken away from us. An article at Alternet said:

Sarah Palin’s Mama Grizzlies are merely the latest incarnation of the anti-women’s movement — a movement to oppose real solutions for women, dressed up in a skirt and lipstick, as if to legitimize their efforts to block progress.

The ever bitter and idiotic Eleanor Clift called Sarah Palin “Pat Buchanan in drag”. Salon said Sarah Palin “may be a lady, but she ain’t no woman.” Patricia Ireland of the National Organization of Women (should have “only our kind of” in front of Women) told Democrats to vote only for “authentic” female political candidates. And Naomi Wolf once said that Jeane Kilpatrick was “uninflected by the experiences of the female body.” To the Left, we are either not real women or we are whores, conservative porn, or sex objects with no brains because a woman can’t possibly have both. The response to the Citzen’s United movie about conservative women, Fire From the Heartland, put that on full and disgusting display.

Enough. We won’t take it lying down, despite the fact that Jerry Brown apparently believes we spend all our time on our backs.

So, no. I refuse to be “used to it.” And the Left should take note and remember that old adage about hell, scorned women and fury. Please do say hello to the scorned come November.

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Cross-posted from NewsReal

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Well, I’ve been saying this for 20 years. The feminists lost me back then, never mind now. I thought I had it figured out where they were headed, and I was right.

I chose to go into business, where nobody actually talked the way this author suggested. At worst, they might have pretended to ignore me or my projects, while taking credit for it behind my back. In the end, ever executive in the company let me know just how much they knew it was my work, my success. I guess I should have been madder that I wasn’t financially rewarded enough, but I chose personally to think, “Good, you just confirmed that just doing the job and staying honest really does work.”

These women who talk about gender? They’ve never gotten beyond support group stage, I suspect. They are way, way too scared of real competition.

AnninCA on October 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM

*applause*

Cookies Mom on October 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Lori, I have to commend you for that article. Excellent points all made in that famous (well, it should be!) wit and sense of humor I’ve come to know and love from your writings.

Thank you!

Fuzzlenutter on October 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Yes, come Nov 3rd, they’ll all be on Quaalude.

GarandFan on October 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Should female pols ever impugn male pols’ masculinity?

(A) Yep, teach ‘em a lesson
(B) Nope, bad form, bad precedent and implicitly denigrates women too
(C) Depends how big a jerk the guy is

Seth Halpern on October 9, 2010 at 5:17 PM

I notice this 10 years ago,the lefts reaction to a war on Iran and Afghan governments that still to this day treats women worse then the average American treats their dog. The left only stand up for women that are on there side with ONE ISSUE and ONE ISSUE only. Abortion. This is the bottom line and the left will pay for their hypocrisy and dividing nature.

cptthumper on October 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Last month, liberal talk show host Stephanie Miller laughed uproariously when a female guest [Aisha Taylor] on her show said that if she ever met Michelle Malkin, “I would kick [her] right in the nuts,” and warned, “Wear a cup, lady.”

I like where the link goes. I didn’t know Rush Limbaugh had a vagina.

unclesmrgol on October 9, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Chewy the poster is a girl, so this isn’t misogynistic, but to the chicklette that called Gov. Palin “Pat Buchanan in drag” and the other that said she should be “kicked in the nuts,” I’d have responded, #1, Mrs. Palin’s skirts, legs and stilettos are much more stylish than Mr. Buchanan’s. #2)Mrs. Palin certainly has the stones to take such a shot, and um shoot back…literally.

Chewy the Lab on October 9, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Why can’t women be both?

“To the Left, we are either not real women or we are whores, conservative porn, or sex objects with no brains because a woman can’t possibly have both” I agree with Rush ” the ugly women want to steal woman’s sexuality”

A woman’s sexuality is a part of her power; why an intelligent women would not want to capitalize on what God has given her, is a mystery to me.

I made this O’Donnell video that some might call sexist, but the reason I want her to win has nothing to do with her looks. It is what that is in her head that is most attractive.

Nearly Nobody on October 9, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Sorry to say it happens on both side. Hillary got her fair share from both the left and right. Pantsuits and that she got her success just because she was first lady. Geraldine Ferraro is another example. On the right, do I even need to mention that Palin is hated by many on both sides? There’s a whole list of women candidates where their gender is actually used against them.

I do find it strange though that in many races, women usually support other women far less then men support those same women candidates. More men support Palin. I believe the same is true of O’Donnell. I’ve seen plenty of other races where this is true as well on both sides. Hopefully, it’s all my imagination and there’s something else going on here.

MrX on October 9, 2010 at 5:43 PM

A woman’s sexuality is a part of her power;

Nearly Nobody on October 9, 2010 at 5:36 PM

As is a man’s, of course. Attractive men have an easier time getting elected than ugly dudes.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 9, 2010 at 5:45 PM

MISANDRY

The Only True “Feminism” of today

Lockstein13 on October 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Yeah, but the bottom line is that women today need to do everything that the NAGS don’t.
Stand up for values and don’t take any sh**. Period. It is not about ideology.
Great article.
BTW, I like Kirsten Powers and often wonder how long she’ll be able to stay a lib.

ORconservative on October 9, 2010 at 5:56 PM

A woman’s sexuality is a part of her power; why an intelligent women would not want to capitalize on what God has given her, is a mystery to me.

Nearly Nobody on October 9, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Because what Rush said was (and is) absolutely correct: Feminism was invented to give ugly women easier access to the mainstream.
Too bad Meghan McCain can’t figure that out, Because she’s far from homely.

Lanceman on October 9, 2010 at 6:06 PM

BTW, I like Kirsten Powers and often wonder how long she’ll be able to stay a lib.

ORconservative on October 9, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I say that all the time. She’s way too attractive to BE a liberal, and it doesn’t appear to me that she believes half of what she says.

Lanceman on October 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM

The left treats everyone “off the reservation” like this. Conservative women are derided as mannish or traitors, conservative blacks are called “Uncle Tom,” or have Oreos thrown at them during press conferences, everyone who isn’t a “liberal” is treated as less than human.

Merovign on October 9, 2010 at 6:08 PM

The thing is, it isn’t just conservative women, though these are the present time target of choice. Many times it’s women in general and often comes from other women. I’ve done it myself…few of us havn’t. Hey, sometimes criticism of other women is justified but it should be on points of view, statements or actions—not gender connotated. Do I think this will change any time soon? No.

jeanie on October 9, 2010 at 6:20 PM

I have said for a great many years that I would not want to be merely equal when I am already superior. I bore two children, and I guarantee that no man can do that. However, I love me some testosterone (my hubby), and did I mention that I teach college courses? I am a feminazi’s worst nightmare – intelligent, fertile, in love with my man, and conservative (oh, and reasonably good looking). But I must not be a real woman because I actually had the two babies; I didn’t abort them. Forgot to mention, I’m a Christian, too. How shocking! Will this travesty of feminism never end? /sarc

Go, Lori. You rock!

College Prof on October 9, 2010 at 6:23 PM

The Democrat party only exists as a coalition of perceived victimhood. They truly are victocrats. They convince blacks, women, hispanics, gays, and other minorities that they are being victimized by the majority (actually, women ARE the majority in America, but never let it be said that facts got in the way of a good liberal whine).

They really do practice plantation politics, and you just better watch the hell out if you stray off the Democrat plantation. If you’re a woman you will be branded a bitch, a witch, a whore, and a bad mother. If you’re black you will be called an “oreo” a “house n-word”, a “lawn jockey” and all the other racist eptihets they hurled at Condaleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Michael Steele, etc. And if you are a gay Republican, they’ll call you every gay slur in the book, compare you to Jewish Nazis, etc.

Democrats have never left the plantation and you damn well better not think about it either. You either remain dependent on them, or watch the hell out!

American Elephant on October 9, 2010 at 6:30 PM

My collie says:

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight them in blogosphere,
we shall fight them in the media outlets,
we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength, in the public square, and in our homes, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight them in our court rooms,
we shall fight them in the halls of Congress,
we shall fight them in the board rooms all across America,
we shall fight them in our townhalls,
we shall fight them at our school board meetings,
we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for moment believe, our civilization or a large part of it were subjugated beneath their oppression, then our allies in flyover country, armed with their guns and guarded by their religious convictions, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, a true and genuine liberty has been restored to all of the people, regardless of their gender, race, religion, economic stratum, or political leanings, and the tyrannies of the femiNazis have been utterly vanquished, and their misogyny finally banished from the collective mindset of the nation.

Collie, you’re getting pretty darn good at stealing other people’s speeches.

CyberCipher on October 9, 2010 at 6:46 PM

And yet you know who *would* be a heroine and role model to these liberal women? The Duke student who made a F*ck List.

tasteslikebubblegum on October 9, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Feminists need conservatives like a fish needs a bicycle.
Irina Dunn-Steinem

KyserS on October 9, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Bravo Miz Lori!

oldleprechaun on October 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM

MrX on October 9, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Hillary Clinton got what she got, not because she’s a woman, but because she is a lib.

Have you not heard what we say about lib men?

davidk on October 9, 2010 at 7:49 PM

And I’ll add,from
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Nuts and Sluts In Delaware
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The “nuts and sluts” defense is a common employment law tactic whenever a female employee brings a claim. It doesn’t matter what the claim is, the defense — after the usual legal mumbo jumbo — will be something like this:

“She’s nuts. And by the way, pssst, she may be a slut.”

That is the mode of attack Democrats use against conservative women. Sarah Palin is the prime example, as she routinely is called crazy and is sexualized by the left(to the silence of liberal feminist groups).
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http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/09/nuts-and-sluts-in-delaware.html

canopfor on October 9, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Last week, I attended the Smart Girl Summit in Washington, D.C. The conference was filled with women of strength, of brains, of beauty and of fierce resolve. Women from all walks of life who came together, fighting and trying to do what is best for their children and this country.
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Thank-You Lori Ziganto for your strength,caring,and Patrio
tic courage,to think of your country,America,in this time
of need,and getting Lady Liberty,back to her rightful place!

As I have posted,the Conservative Republican Women *evolu
tion is in full swing,across the US of A,trying to get el
ected and re-elected,and it seems,they have more of a drive
than the men,and I know all Americans are in this together
to roll back this Socialist tide,and so,I don’t mean to be-
smirch anyone,and apologies if I did!!

Here is a image,that I think,best describes the RightSpheres
Women Resolve!!

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rOd6gCbW9QM/TJYrEPpd7SI/AAAAAAAAGUc/k5b7f_b16mI/s1600/chickamauga.jpg

canopfor on October 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Impressive Lori, very impressive.

Proof that not only are conservative women prettier than liberal woman, they are more intelligent, thoughtful, and emotionally stronger!

allrsn on October 9, 2010 at 9:02 PM

As a women in a “male” profession (architecture), I can assure you that any gains made by women have been hard won, and not by playing victim. A woman has never been respected for whining, crying “unfair,” or doing less than the men around her. My grandmother was a draftsman in WWII, making about 1/3 of what the men around her were making, and these were the men who could not march off to war. She never complained about giving up her position when the men came home. Because of her hard work and that of many other strong, intelligent and sensible women, I could stand up for myself, get my degree (although the Dean of the college didn’t think it was “fitting”), and get on with my career.

Oh yeah, and get married and have a family and remain a good Catholic and all that jazz.

Feminazis can bite me.

tcn on October 9, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Great post. However the current MSM standard bearers for feminism are Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. How do we get those horses back in the barn and set more refined standards of conduct for women (and men)?

Mark30339 on October 9, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Hillary got her fair share from both the left and right. Pantsuits and that she got her success just because she was first lady…..

MrX on October 9, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Actually, X, she got her “success” on Bill’s coattails. She got hired at a prestigious law firm in Arkansas when Bill was elected Attorney General, and made partner when he was elected governor. Beyond that, her major accomplishment was staying married to the jerk. She was slingshotted into prominence by virtue of her association with her husband. Not really a good example.

iurockhead on October 9, 2010 at 11:49 PM

The left doesn’t survive without it’s codependents.

ButterflyDragon on October 10, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Amen Sister!

LOVE the terms femisogynists and Stepford-Feminists. I think I shall add them to my lexicon.

Lily on October 10, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Excellent piece of writing Lori Ziganto!

DaMav on October 10, 2010 at 1:36 AM

For NOW to endorse Brown over Whitman the day after Brown calls Whitman a “whore,” exposes their own breathtaking contempt for women. They’re utterly despicable and disgusting.

mountainaires on October 10, 2010 at 6:53 AM

She touched on some examples, including the most recent one whereby Jerry Brown called Meg Whitman “a whore.” She’s a dame, you see. Thus, anything concerning financial things, which women can’t possibly understand, is whore-y. Am I right, fellas?

Actually, no. Breathtakingly obtuse as a matter of fact. The reason that Moonbeam speculated on attacking her as a whore is because a so-called fiscal conservative offered an unsustainable promise on public pensions in exchange for an endorsement. Nobody wants to see Meg win more than I, who used to chant anti-Brown slogans as a child in CA (that would be Pat Brown to you youngsters), but she needs to “man up” (misogynistic??) and tell the truth instead of wearing a mask and making a deal. Has everyone forgotten the Arnie campaign already??

rhodeymark on October 10, 2010 at 7:17 AM

Does anyone remember when Bush won and the left were having depression problems? Nov. 3rd 2010 is going to be much more depressing for them, right? All those Conservative women and minorities winning elections. Out of compassion, Therapists,Councilors and Psychotherapists need to be on high alert Nov. 3rd. Their own Party in not preparing them in any way.

IowaWoman on October 10, 2010 at 8:31 AM

It’s not misogyny if the women are your political enemies.

Then it’s justifiable destruction.

By any means necessary.

profitsbeard on October 10, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Awesome! Well said!

Pablo Snooze on October 10, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Please do say hello to the scorned come November.

Sweet. In addition to the heaving sobs of Miss Tingles and the Perky One, I hope we get some good closups of Sarah Palin, so we can see the glint in her eye as she watches her enemies driven before her, and hears the lamentations of their women and girlie-men.

drunyan8315 on October 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM

“may be a lady, but she ain’t no woman.”

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I thought they were to have it all, be it all…
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I just got back from a camping/hiking weekend with a woman friend of mine. We were in bear country and in fact saw a bear beside the road 1/2 a mile from our campsite. My friend packed bear mace, a hunting knife, and the ability to kick box her way outta things if need be. I had her there to protect me so I traveled light… and could run faster than her if it came to it. (yup… I like em like that) Real and living life.

RalphyBoy on October 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM