"The women of Bikini Kill let guitarist Billy Karren be in their feminist punk band, but only if he's willing to just "do some shit." Being a feminist dude is like that. We may ask you to "do some shit" for the band, but you don't get to be Kathleen Hannah."--@heatherurehere

Monday, May 12, 2008

Don't Vote For McCain, Because He's Pussywhipped

Ted Rall has some interesting stuff, but this cartoon about McCain bothers me:
Rall's point that McCain is supported by special interests--in this case, special interests related to his wife's business--isn't unimportant. But the idea that we shouldn't vote for McCain because hes somehow emasculated by his wife's power and money is distracting, rather than interesting or funny.

There are so many other reasons to not vote for McCain, other than the idea that his wife made him sign a prenup, or that she makes him keep the toilet seat down (that BITCH!).

Note: This is all leaving aside the lack of compassion toward anybody who has ever been a prisoner of war that Rall exhibits with the "I miss the Hanoi Hilton" comment.


Bach-us said...

Your last point-- Seriously, he's depicted cleaning a toilet (the work of so many women, paid immigrant labor or not) and that's worse than his experience in the Hanoi Hilton?

Bach-us said...

My earlier post was unclear. I meant that I strongly agree with you.

jeff said...


I thought you were clear enough. Sometimes flummoxed indignation is hard to communicate.

Which is why this also sums up my reaction to the cartoon: "Wha....?"