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Finally, Misogyny Has Been Achieved

By Jesse Taylor
Thursday, July 17, 2008 18:01 EDT

imageVia Roger Ailes, K. Lo. wonders if misogyny has finally come true based on the prophecy of Pope Paul VI:

Browse on over to Cosmo on the newsstand with me:

SEX POLL: 30,570 Dudes Tell What They’re Dying for You to Do in Bed.” [To all of them? That’s one long month.]
. . .

How Dirty Is His Mind? Filthy, to Be Exact. You’ll Be Shocked . . . and Intrigued
. . .

Forty years ago this summer, Pope Paul VI predicted that men will lose respect for women. They will “no longer (care) for her physical and psychological equilibrium.” The man would reach “the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion.”

Could Pope Paul have been predicting the August 2008 cover of Cosmopolitan? Isn’t what he was describing today’s reality? And isn’t that something Jessica Valenti would join me in thinking is pretty bad for women (and, indeed, for everyone?)

Finally, after years of trying – panty hose, unequal pay, denying suffrage – MISOGYNY HAS BEEN ACHIEVED. This must have been what it was like to see life first form on earth, those simple amino acids combining in some primordial pool, watching some other amino acids and trying to figure out how to keep those acids from taking its job due to simple amino set-asides.

I Cannot Believe We Actually Know This

By Jesse Taylor

Barack Obama went to the gym three times yesterday. I’m just sad now.


Fashion tips from Plato

By Amanda Marcotte

Blogging while I got the time in these hectic Netroots Nation days. The good news: We have internet at the new place and a shocking number of Very Famous Bloggers are posting using my wifi. Which is very exciting, like having rock stars fuck on your couch. I want to…


Funny Ha Ha, Or Funny No No?

By Jesse Taylor

There’s one small conceptual flaw with this article on John McCain’s sense of humor. Everything. Let us clear up a few things about John McCain’s sense of humor. First, he’s an asshole. And not a funny, Lewis Black or George Carlin kind of asshole that ends up touching on truths…


Off to Netroots Nation

By auguste

I’m in the Portland Airport as we speak and realizing that the laptop battery I thought was only weak is actually completely shot, so all I can say to those who are already in the Austin Convention Center is that unless there’s a lot of extra power outlets you’re going…


Breaking: McCain VP short lister Gov. Sanford shot down SC gay tourism ad

By pams

Gareth Fenley of Q-Notes has an explosive report on the backstory of the deep-sixing of a South Carolina ad campaign that targeted the gay travel market. Governor Mark Sanford, another pol doing his own bit of marketing — he’s angling to be John McCain’s VP to bolster support from social…


Nothing To Fear But Your Intrusive Government Scaring You

By Jesse Taylor

More competent totalitarian creeping, please. The post-9/11 airline watch list that is supposed to keep terrorists off of airplanes has swelled to more than 1 million names, including at least one investigative reporter who had been critical of the Transportation Security Agency, which maintains the watch list. CNN’s Drew Griffin…


Ways To Make Matthew Broderick Sad

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 18:43 EDT

In a year where Democrats are highly favored to win the Presidency and increase their Congressional majorities enough to turn Joe Lieberman into the junior Senator of the Connecticut for Lieberman party, it’s a very, very bad thing that Obama is consistently ahead of John McCain in virtually every poll,…


Sharecrop Them Votes!

By Jesse Taylor

Bruce Bartlett seeks to convince us that the GOP is the party of civil rights, based on a McCain-esque timeline that treats 1865 like it was just yesterday: Everyone knows this, but it’s worth repeating: The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln and was established in 1854 to…


Netroots Nation Eve

By Amanda Marcotte

I still don’t have internet at my house and am at Marc’s office using his. So I’m sort of out of the loop. But Jesse’s here and we’re hanging out and other folks are going to be streaming in, and indeed this is all very exciting. I thought I’d share…