That Sexist B-tch!

From Steve Benen http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archive s/individual/2008_09/014731.php

Sorry for using the B-word, but after Carly Fiorina's thoughts on the SNL sketch I am full of righteous rage at The Man.  And in this case The Man is Tina Fey.  Tina Fey is a totally Sexist B-tch!  And Amy Pohler is a Sexist B-tch!  And, depending just what Carly is getting at here, there's a chance she's including Hillary in the Axis of Sexism.  The only non-Sexist of the lot seems to be the Shining Star, Sarah.  

"[T]he portrait [on "SNL"] was very dismissive of the substance of Sarah Palin, and so, in that sense, they were defining Hillary Clinton as very substantive and Sarah Palin as totally superficial," Fiorina argued. "I think that continues the line of argument that is disrespectful in the extreme and yes, I would say, sexist, in the sense that just because Sarah Palin has different views than Hillary Clinton does not mean that she lacks substance."

On the bright side it's good to see the Republicans suddenly know that there is something called sexism.

Tags: Fiorina, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Palin, satire, sexism, SNL (all tags)

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12 Comments

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The missing letter is i.

This is an adult space, I suppose I could have typed out the actual word.

by January 20 2008-09-16 06:16AM | 0 recs
Re: That Sexist B-tch!

hey who gives a F-CK

it a god D-mn good diary

the truth is sexist  

by wellinformed 2008-09-16 06:38AM | 0 recs
Re: That Sexist B-tch!

"On the bright side it's good to see the Republicans suddenly know that there is something called sexism."

Yeah, they use it like jujitsu, they scorn their own like Oly Snowe who actually HAS feminist insights and use it as a shield for a stalking horse like Palin.

by WashStateBlue 2008-09-16 07:12AM | 0 recs
Re: That Sexist B-tch!

Actually, I imagine their criticism is directed at the sketch's writer (assumedly James Downey) and Lorne Michaels.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were simply reading the lines that were given to them, having been forced without recourse to play the hand they were dealt by their cruel male masters. They obviously had no creative input and no ability to edit, augment or improvise any material. This, of course, is because they are women and cannot think for themselves.

No contradiction there at all.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-09-16 07:25AM | 0 recs
I will not be surprised if Tina herself wrote that

sketch...

"They're our next-door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska," said Sarah Palin.

by louisprandtl 2008-09-16 09:40AM | 0 recs
Re: I will not be surprised if Tina herself

Are you suggesting women can use pencils? Or form words?? Preposterous!

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-09-16 10:39AM | 0 recs
The critically acclaimed show 30 Rock

supposedly had been created by Tina Fey. Darn it..how can that be? She is not blonde, she doesn't wear red and does not appear on BillO's show..that's a recipe for disaster.

by louisprandtl 2008-09-16 10:47AM | 0 recs
I think this is a case of

message discipline biting you in the -ss.

by Neef 2008-09-16 08:25AM | 0 recs
Re: That Sexist B-tch!

So, Dan Quayle can be ridiculed and compared to other people as a dimwit, but anything directed toward Sarah Palin is sexist.  Real sexism has been directed at both her and Hillary, especially Hillary, but this wasn't part of it as far as I can see.  Didn't they used to have skits about Quayle?  Palin isn't even as bad as Quayle.  I think what is insulting and sexist, is that McCain chose her on purpose to try to manipulate women, and especially conservative women.  I feel like women are being used like a ping pong ball this year.  And that to me, is sexist.

Ps  I think your use of a gender specific discriptive is a little sexist, though.

by Scotch 2008-09-16 04:19PM | 0 recs
Re: That Sexist B-tch!

I agree fully with the first part.

And yes, I also agree that the word 'bitch' is sexist.  I was using it intentionally & ironically as faux sexist outrage based on Forina's tortured reasoning.

by January 20 2008-09-16 05:42PM | 0 recs
Re: That Sexist B-tch!

Sorry, I wasn't sure where you were coming from in the title.  But, I feel sure that McCain picked her anticipating that there would be sexism against her, so that he could capitalize on it.  Trouble is, that he is identifying all the things that are not sexist and calling people out on them, and ignoring the real sexism that has been directed at her.  Like they were quick to lie about the Lipstick on a pig and claim that Obama had called her the pig.  People, if they are looking carefully, can see through his efforts.  If he was really going to benefit from crying sexism, he should have made sure he could identify it himself.  Seems that the republicans either aren't capable of identifying real sexism, or just don't care as long as they can use the accusation to benefit themselves.  Or both. Which of course is an example of sexism to the maximum.

by Scotch 2008-09-16 06:05PM | 0 recs
Re: That Sexist B-tch!

No problem.  That's why I chickened out on fully spelling the word.  

I think McCain anticipated many ways he could use Palin.  Well, aside from actually governing.

I have no doubt whatsoever that the new-found sensitivity acquired by the GOP (institutionally) will vanish as soon as Palin fades into the memory banks.  

And of course, we're back to the original point of this diary - McCain camp is so eager to use sexism as a bludgeon that they aim it at Tina Fey.  As I said - ironically, Tina must be one sexist bitch!  

by January 20 2008-09-16 07:48PM | 0 recs

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