Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Traditional View of "Females"

[TW: Gender policing, misogyny]

A recent Ann Coulter quote:

“I think all real females are right-wingers,” Coulter said, ” and I can tell you that based on experience — and my bodyguard will back me up on this — all pretty girls are right-wingers.”

What I've found is that a person's use of the word "female" as a noun is often a tip-off that I'm not dealing with a person who thinks rationally or fairly about women.

Aside from that, I find that "conservative women are OMG SO HAWT" meme to be an interesting revelation insofar as it reflects not only some major dishonesty, but a big conservative view of the value of women.

It is no accident that many prominent conservative women probably are considered attractive by the conventional beauty standards governing women. The sad truth, though, and one which many conservative men and women alike apparently don't recognize, is that the movement is largely unwilling to promote competent women as figureheads who fail to live up to those beauty standards.

I mean, it's complete and utter bullshit, of course, to claim that every single conservative woman is OMG SO HAWT! When uttered by conservative men, it's just a lie they tell "their" women to keep them in line.

It's the sick opposite of the also-utter-bullshit lie that "liberal/feminist/progressive women are OMG SO UGLY" claim. When uttered by men, that one's purpose is to strip women of their alleged primary value in life: their attractiveness to heterosexual men.

Welp, sorry gals, but here's a newsflash for ya:

All conservative women are not OMG SO HAWT.

The sad truth is actually that conservative women who are not considered conventionally attractive are usually marginalized within the male-dominated, feminist-bashing conservative movement.

They never get to be the big stars with the book deals or the shows or the radio programs.

They sit on the sidelines, like cheerleaders, rooting against their own self-interests in exchange for the "safety" of not being called ugly.

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