Your link doesn't work when I cut and paste it, but your point is certainly well taken. It's also worth noting that health care employs women in significantly greater proportion than the building of infrastructure. To argue that women's healthcare is somehow not real work is in of itself offensive.
This is great. I've been finding it a bit odd that so many in the blogosphere have separated out the gay marriage issue from Warren's stances on abortion, when it strikes me that the issues are very much related.
What, the charging for rape kits wasn't pernicious enough? Palin becomes a threat, when? I'm not sure how welcome the America-as-she would be on feminist blogs, but if you want to give it a go, be my guest.
Either there's trouble w. the comment-posting feture over there, or I've been banned already. Which is mean!
Seriously, I LOVE the name- one of those names that seems obviously right the minute you hear it; but I'm not a fan of the tiny-teeny font personally.
I think she has to combat that offensively sexist, Lady Macbeth imagery ( that has popped up repeatedly in places like the NYT and Wa Po, never mind less respectable outlets) somehow.
It annoyed me, too; but it was probably smart strategy to prove she could, in effect, be stupid and goofy and still convey an overall aura of authority.
HRC's so brilliantly strategized at every level. Have you noticed that her wardrobe now is ALWAYS a pant suit w. a soft touch somewhere near the top, at photograph level. The men's style oxfords she used to wear are GONE.
So she's always reads visually as just stereotypically feminine enough to be unthreatening, but stereotypically masculine enough to convey toughness?
I can rationally know it's pr stuff, based on awful sterotypes, and still I find it comforting to look at every time I see her in her latest iteration. Just like I was charmed by that stupid Sopranos "viral", against all better judgement.
I have to agree that it's his butchering of the English language that really grates, as if he's not obligated to put forth fully coherent arguments for a non-thinking public.
My family's from the south, and I also get tired of the stereotypes that the south is painted with. But for God's sake, please make your case coherently and thoughtfully- maybe even with supportive evidence!- if you're going to be that inflammatory.