Does Our Current Romance With Hillary Mean An Easier Path for Her in 2016?
Anita Finlay, principle contributor to EPIC TIMES.
"Sexism, ageism or any “ism” are but tools in an effective arsenal a corporate media has at its disposal, ready to fire at an inconvenient candidate. If it decided that it is “her turn,” that is a different story, but if a new, hot flavor of the month emerges, this will be an instant replay. Some may disagree that the bulk of mainstream media functions as a monolithic block, but whether the behavior is the result of a feeding frenzy started by one network and trumped by the next, or whether marching orders are coming down from on high, which in this era of vertical ownership is entirely possible, the result is the same: a narrative that defines the candidate in order to overwhelm and undermine the reality of his or her record."
"We Saw Your Boobs" at the Oscars - Seth McFarlane's Sexism, Biying Satire or Both?
"...First among the musical numbers that were lambasted was McFarlane singing “We Saw Your Boobs” to the most prominent and award-winning actresses in Hollywood...By performing this déclassé sketch, wasn’t Mr. McFarlane shining a bright line on the prurient attitude that we regularly complain of in the entertainment industry – and in fact, by the media as a whole? That a woman’s achievement takes second place to her looks; that a voyeuristic bent seeks to demean women rather than celebrate their accomplishments and that some women, willingly or reluctantly, participate?"
Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony and the Men Who Fear Her
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave five and a-half hours of patient and thorough testimony before the Senate and House yesterday regarding the events surrounding the tragic deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Not surprisingly, Wesley Pruden of The Washington Times published a smear piece entitled "Hillary’s Last Hurrah".
*Editors' Pick on BlogHer
Why Do We Still Resist and Punish Women In Leadership
Repeatedly chosen as "Editor's Pick" on BlogHer.
Bill Maher Article on The New Agenda
Jake Tapper recently spoke with Bill Maher, offering him a chance to set the record straight about the misogynistic comments he often directs at women.
“Now They Wish They Had Hillary” on No Quarter
WaPo’s Richard Cohen reported Tuesday that “Obama has lost the Hamptoms.” According to Cohen, the literati and successful liberals who frequent the East Coast summer getaway have all given up defending the President. Even the NY Times’ Frank Rich has stopped his cheerleading. Actor Robert Redford is wondering “what the President believes in” since he has rolled back environmental legislation to less than Bush-ian levels.
“The Year That Broke My Heart” from Uppity Woman
Prior to 2008, I had never given more than $25 to any political candidate. After the Iowa caucuses, when every pundit figuratively strung Hillary up by her “unpleasant ankles,” a dear friend called to ask, “Is our girl in trouble?”
“With Deepest Thanks to Rush Limbaugh…The Mirror Image of Maher, Matthews and the Leftie Boyz” from Uppity Woman
The man who once said that Hillary Clinton had a “testicle lockbox,” and called her a “Femi-Nazi,” may finally have stepped in it in such a way that he did every woman in this country a favor…His tasteless and horrid comments about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute,” seem to have struck a deeper chord than these matters typically do.