Thursday, January 15, 2009

Was the Sexist Trashing Hillary Went Through for Naught?

Did we learn NOTHING?

Many of those who were furious with media trashing of Hillary Clinton, seem unable to connect the dots that their bashing of Caroline Kennedy is EXACTLY THE SAME THING. I see references on all kinds of PUMA websites to 'Princess Caroline" and HRH Caroline, and snotty remarks about privilege. I see her being trashed for being a - GASP - private person, like that is a horrible thing.

Do you not recall her mother? Jackie was a private person, and Caroline learned that from her. Caroline is the only daughter of a slain president and the women who, until Princess Di (an actual princess) came along, the target of ceaseless hounding by the papparazzzi. She lived through public invasion of her mother's life over and over again, and protected her own children from the same fate during their early years. We ought to applaud that.

But no. Oh no. Get out the knives and hack at the woman who, at the mid-century point of her life when every one of us will reevaluate where we are and what we've done, decides she wants to serve the country. Put that bitch in her place, right? Get back into your privileged closet you entitled little brat!

As long as women are dissed and trashed with labels used ONLY to put women down - like Princess - what Hillary suffered through is for naught.

We hated the Hillary nutcracker and the Hillary voodoo doll. Why on EARTH would we slap Caroline Kennedy with the Princess label? Only to tear her down, PUMAs. Only to tear her down.

4 comments:

Greenconsciousness said...

Because Caroline Kennedy is a misogynist just like her mother. She was the source of the sexist trashing of Hillary during the campaign. She is using her name and money to crowd out other women legislators who worked with Hillary on bills for women and children, namely Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY). Take a look and ask how the Kennedy name trumps these real achievements:

http://maloney.house.gov/

Greenconsciousness said...

Double Jointed Fingers has a good round-up of what feminists think of Kennedy v Maloney

http://doublejointedfingers.blogspot.com/

Willow said...

Well you can't claim to know what "feminists" think these days, can you, with Obama on the cover of MS magazine as our savior...

None of you kneejerk Caroline haters seem to see it when I say, over and over again, that I"d be happy with Carolyn Maloney. I want a woman in the eat.

Liberal, man-identified feminists - and the Dem. party is full of you these days, will help drive this seat to Cuomo and feel very good about themselves for it. Sad but true...

Thanks for commenting though.

Greenconsciousness said...

are you crazy? do you know who you are talking to? What laws have you changed? It is women like you who have never had to organize that are so good at name calling --we are the women who got you what rights you have UNLIKE Caroline Kennedy who never did a damn thing for women except trash Hillary. WTF do you know about my relationship with men or do you always attack the sexuality of people with whom you disagree?