Republican Women And Penis Envy
When Sharron Angle and Harry Reid debated last week, Sharron commanded that Harry “"Man up.” During the Delaware race, for the Republican nomination for the senate, Christine O'Donnell told Mike Castle that they weren't engaged in girlie things like a “bake-off,” and that he should put on his man pants. Then Sarah Palin put things into perspective, ordering the entire GOP to “man up.“
Did their parents fail to inform them that they are females? Don't they know that if it's about penises, testicles and testosterone, they loose — by default? No matter how many masculine features a woman claims that a man lacks, he always has more than her . . .
Are Republican women so taken by masculine accouterments until they’ve overlook the true characteristics of success, like hard work, resolve, concentration, people skills, daring and discipline. Or are they attempting to borrow a tool of racism, namely, the power of definition, to use in gender wars.
The power of definition is a social condition that supports members of a favored class, in defining things associated with the members of a disfavored class, according to their prerogative, instead of the truth. This enables members of the favored class to disproportionately, and unrealistically, influence the image of members of the disfavored class.
An example of the power of definition used racially, was John McCain, a rich, white man, from a privileged background, casting Barack Obama, a minority, from a financially challenged background, as “out of touch” with the conditions that Barack Obama experienced throughout his life, and that John McCain never experienced.
Now we have females defining men, who are essentially masculine, as not masculine enough to assume positions that the females, who are not masculine at all, aspire to.
It is as though Republican women are so convinced that they cannot compete with men, until they have resorted to an all out effort to change men into women.
So far, men have been given honorary menopause; and pregnancy, a condition that used to be a she-thing, has now become a we-thing, and even a he-thing, after media identified a woman, who received some, but not all, of the surgery required "to become a man," as the first "man" to give birth . . .
These feminine-a-phobes give away feminine power to men, while they pridefully imitate traditionally masculine vices, like bullying, condescension, insensitivity, sex-as-recreation, parental indifference, and the pursuit of youthful partners, from the generation of their children, and younger; gleefully naming the female participants after a predator, "cougar." Ultimately defining behavior they perceive as desirable, as masculine, and ascribing it to women:
The "male management traits" of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.
The bigger than a man's balls of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
Sarah Palin as twice the man, as a man . . .
There's gender confusion in the Republican ranks. It's as if Republican women believe that by emasculating men, they can deflect attention away from the fact, that they are women.
Ann Coulter, called John Edwards a faggot.
Laura Ingraham questioned the masculinity of a President who puts dijon mustard, without ketchup, on cheeseburgers.
Kathleen Parker says President Obama is the "first female president," who is, according to her, "suffering a rhetorical-testosterone deficit."
Jane Norton, told Ken Buck, that he's not “man enough,”
The strategy of Republican women seems to be to take masculinity away from men, and to appropriate it to themselves. How sick is that?
Imagine a black candidate, competing for a traditionally white position, taunting their white competitor as not being white enough . . . White Americans, hearing it, would be rolling on the floor; and black Americans, would be stuck in cringe mode. Why is it less crazy for a woman to declare a man, not man enough to compete with a female, for a traditionally male position?
Hasn't Nancy Pelosi taught them anything? Have they not seen her walk the halls of Congress, in perfect high heeled femininity, while leading “one of the most productive Congresses in history?”
Haven't they seen Kyra Sedgwick, in "The Closer?" Don't they know that a woman doesn't have to be a pretend-man, to be a first class player, in male dominated professions?
Kyra Sedgwick’s character, "Brenda," doesn't assume a masculine personae, nor does she pretend physical dominance, she’s just plain brilliant, as herself.
After she accomplishes her professional agenda, and she always does — She doesn’t feign dominant physicality, by wrestling a compliant man into submission. She simply pivots on her high heel shoes, hoists her bag over her shoulder, flips her hair as she turns to her team, ordering them, "cuff him!"