This Is True

Amanda Marcotte is usually a little too intemperate for me, but this is right on the money:

So, we have a woman running for President who literally believes that her god made women to be the helpmeets of men, and that marriage should be built around women submitting to their husbands. And this belief, being weird—especially for someone who claims she wants to run the entire nation—was asked about during a debate.

And this is “sexist”?

No, it’s not. The belief she has is sexist. Asking a candidate about her sexist beliefs is well within bounds. If a politician were running and followed a religion that believed that people under 5’4″ were not fully human and should be routinely beat about the head by taller people, it wouldn’t be sizeist to make her explain that belief to people she expects to vote for her, either. She’s sizeist to believe that.

It’s pathetic that this is even being debated. Stop letting conservatives who pretend to have the sense of very small children run us around in circles like this. Please.

Well put.

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Comments

  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Indeed. And for the record, I have killed a few mimes, tho none were with my thumbs. Ring finger only guys.




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  2. Jay Tea says:

    (Never mind, reconsidered. I don’t know how to delete the entire comment, so I’ll just delete the content.)

    J.




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  3. Moosebreath says:

    Ozark Hillbilly,

    “I have killed a few mimes, tho none were with my thumbs.”

    A mime is a terrible thing to waste.




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  4. An Interested Party says:

    I’m still waiting for someone to explain why Byron York’s question was “unfair”…




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  5. Peterh says:

    Cuz no one likes to be Yorked……Oh wait….my bad….I think it was Borked…..never mind….




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  6. Peterh says:

    Anyway….I’m also with Amanda on this…..cuz size should never matter…..friggin’ sizeists……




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  7. jukeboxgrad says:

    a religion that believed that people under 5’4″ were not fully human

    Short people got no reason
    Short people got no reason
    Short people got no reason
    To live

    They got little hands
    Little eyes
    They walk around
    Tellin’ great big lies
    They got little noses
    And tiny little teeth
    They wear platform shoes
    On their nasty little feet

    Well, I don’t want no short people
    Don’t want no short people
    Don’t want no short people
    `Round here

    Short people are just the same
    As you and I
    (A fool such as I)
    All men are brothers
    Until the day they die
    (It’s a wonderful world)

    Short people got nobody
    Short people got nobody
    Short people got nobody
    To love

    They got little baby legs
    That stand so low
    You got to pick em up
    Just to say hello
    They got little cars
    That go beep, beep, beep
    They got little voices
    Goin’ peep, peep, peep
    They got grubby little fingers
    And dirty little minds
    They’re gonna get you every time
    Well, I don’t want no short people
    Don’t want no short people
    Don’t want no short people
    ‘Round here




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  8. Hey Norm says:

    I’m sorry…but this is no more troubling than the entire Dias of candidates being unwilling to accept a 10:1 cuts to revenues deficit reduction or an entire party of Tea Stained Republicans being willing to crash the economy over their no revenue increases catechism.
    Byron York, sycophant that he is, asked a good question.
    Why isn’t the rest of the press hounding the rest of these idiots over their flawed ideology?

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/whos-really-responsible-for-us-debt-downgrade.php




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  9. Socrates says:

    Simple.

    It is widely considered bigotry to ask Christians to defend their beliefs.

    It’s ridiculous, but, here we are.




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