She said, "Ann, have you seen any women weighing in on the debate? Independent thoughts? I've got a few for the snapshot this evening but I really can't find any women."
So I said, "No problem, I'll find the women!"
Where the hell were they?
I started out at magazines but there wasn't any woman who felt the need to truth tell at any of the left magazine sites. So then I went to blogs and hit the PUMA ones first. In the process, I saw a ridiculous post at Sky Dancing:
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As a Black woman, I find the notion that someone calling Barack “lazy” is racist. This post is pretty much meaningless and the sort of thing that makes me roll my eyes and say, “White people.” I came here because I was helping a friend gather reactions to the debates last night and I thought “Sky Dancing, that’s a blog by some of the ones fighting the good fight in 2008.” Instead you’re pushing the notion that to criticize Barack is racist. Barack is lazy. Sununu’s right. That’s why he wouldn’t work with Congress. That’s why he’d rather golf and play basketball. Bush was lazy too.
Everything’s not about racism.
I’m sorry to see that this is what Boston Boomer now has to offer. I remember strong posts by her at The Confluence.
For any wondering, I support Jill Stein and I’m a Green (married to a Democrat). I think a lot of White people thinking they’re proving something — how ‘evolved’ they are? — with their ‘defense’ of Barack. Maybe you’re proving it to each other. But this Black woman’s rolling her eyes and thinking, “Isn’t their something more important they can write about?”
Good luck with your discussion.
If you’re looking for a topic worthy of discussion, last week the New York Times reported Barack’s in negotiations with Iraq to send US troops back in. Or you could explore Michael Gordon’s new book (written with the retired general) about how the White House overturned the will of the Iraqi people and invalidated the 2010 elections in order to give Nouri al-Maliki a second term. How does rejecting a free and fair vote promote democracy? It doesn’t. Again, these are topics worth discussing. Topics that have a body count.
Big Bird? Not so much.
I have no idea if it ever went up, my comment. I don't really care. It was read by the site owner at least.
I'm so damn sick of this crap.
And I can I point to the White girls of Sky Dancing that John Sununu, whom they attack, is most likely Palestinian which would be Arab?
They never think about that as they attack him, do they?
But then minorities only appear at Sky Dancing to be attacked.
And is there anything more Cult of St. Barack then lying that John Sununu calling Barack "lazy" is racism?
Maybe the reason Boston Boomer keeps hearing "dog whistles" is because she's a dog?
Just tossing that out there.
So I did find Riverdaughter and passed that on. C.I. included that and there's Cindy Sheehan and references to Diane Rehm and Andrea Mitchell sites. But women really sat it out. I was surprised, for example, that Kimberly Wilder (a one-time Green) had nothing to say about the debates. (Susan of On The Edge is in the snapshot as well, C.I. had found her already before I started looking.)
I had an e-mail saying, "You're writing about Mary Chapin Carpenter the night of a debate?" Uh-huh.
I'm sorry, I spent seven months here tracking sexism in who got booked for Talk of the Nation. I need some time off, thank you very much.
I'm also still trying to figure out which program to track now. I'm leaning towards Tell Me More. If you have a different suggestion, make your case in an e-mail. (Or leave a comment.) But that's where I'm leaning.
But if you want coverage of the debate, be sure to read "America recoiled from Barack last night (Ava and C.I.)" -- and appreciate the power of two truth telling feminists. Well done, Ava and C.I.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"