Friday, August 24, 2012

Just When I Thought I Couldn't Get Any Gayer or Feministier

[Content note: Sexism, male supremacy, evopsych sci-unce]

I'm linking to Liss at Shakesville, rather than Kevin Williamson's original piece at National Review Online, but Williamson seems to be really into male offspring, alpha males, and Mitt Romney's balls:
"You want off-the-charts status? Check out the curriculum vitae of one Willard M. Romney: $200 million in the bank (and a hell of a lot more if he didn’t give so much away), apex alpha executive, CEO, chairman of the board, governor, bishop, boss of everything he’s ever touched. Son of the same, father of more. It is a curious scientific fact (explained in evolutionary biology by the Trivers-Willard hypothesis — Willard, notice) that high-status animals tend to have more male offspring than female offspring, which holds true across many species, from red deer to mink to Homo sap. The offspring of rich families are statistically biased in favor of sons — the children of the general population are 51 percent male and 49 percent female, but the children of the Forbes billionaire list are 60 percent male. Have a gander at that Romney family picture: five sons, zero daughters. Romney has 18 grandchildren, and they exceed a 2:1 ratio of grandsons to granddaughters (13:5). When they go to church at their summer-vacation home, the Romney clan makes up a third of the congregation. He is basically a tribal chieftain.

Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes.

From an evolutionary point of view, Mitt Romney should get 100 percent of the female vote. All of it."
 So gross.

Rather than owning his homoerotic male supremacist fantasies of a future America that's a literal patriarchy ruled by the upstanding, alpha male patriarch Mitt Romney who has lots of High Value Children (white sons), he projects his fantasy onto women. All of us.

It's almost like some Republican men are actively trying to get women to vote for Obama.

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