Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Why I Hope That Hillary Wins

When I was seven, they explained to me: no girl priests, no girl popes, no girl presidents; go for the eating disorder, you'll be canonized for sure.

When I was ten, they added: no girl astronauts.

When I was sixteen, they added: no girl lawyers, here's an application to teachers' college, you can grow up to be a teacher. You could teach high school, even, which is more than we ever offered your grandmother, just think about it, we're going out on a limb here.

When I graduated from law school, third in my class, they said: OK, nice work, you took a job away from some man, and his hungry wife, and his starving children, bitch, but, ok, nice work, want to make some partner look good?

Hil has a vagina and gave birth and is smarter than six dozen guys and has spent her whole life paying for being a chick and she has everything it takes to turn this fucked up wreck of a country around and, well, because she has a vagina, I want Hillary to win.


Anonymous said...

My mother has been working as a local volunteer with Hillary's campaign here in Iowa... and when she started making phone calls, she had kind of a hard time articulating in a quick manner why she was in favor of Hillary.

& I remembered that you'd been saying this kind of thing for a while in comments at Eschaton, and I told her about them, and she found it quite helpful (although she didn't word it quite your way).

So thanks, for Mom.

nick carraway

Anonymous said...

the sole reason that she is a woman does not mean that she has what it takes to be the president. you have no proof of this. Im not saying that she doesn't have what it takes to be a president, nor am i saying that being a woman will make her a bad leader ( Golda Meir is a perefect example of a good female leader). I am just saying that having a vagina has nothing to do with your ability to run a country.

shrimplate said...

My god, just look at her. She's great.

She has it all. She's smart. She's presidential. She's authoritative. She's fuckable. Or chewable. Whatever, sexually. She has everything.

We'd be stupid to elect a Republican over her.

Anonymous said...

I see HIllary as too defense-of-corporate for my tastes, and although I'd rather have a corporate thinker with a vagina in office than a corporate thinker with a penis---I'd much rather have someone who took up for the little guy, vagina or penis.

Anne Johnson said...

I really wish I could endorse her, but after hearing her, and the other Democratic candidates, I have to say that only John Edwards speaks to my circumstances in a meaningful way. I've given this a lot of thought too.

Sravana said...

Hecate, That's a stupid reason to want Hillary to win - because she has a vagigi.
She is absolutely 'old school' beltway dem, bought and sold by the corporatisis, completely out of touch with the lives of working people, and she is completely unelectable nationally.

Yes, I'd love to see a woman president. But it's not going to happen this time around.

echidne said...

I identify, Hecate. I really do, especially after a day of reading comments on the liberal blogs.

I am just saying that having a vagina has nothing to do with your ability to run a country.

We are not at this point yet. We are at the point where you need to have a penis for everything but the sexual and reproductive tasks only women can perform if you want to lead.

Kitty Glendower said...

I had no set opinion before but now I do. I would like to see her win as well. Here is why, since Iowa, I have seen some of the misogynistic shit I have ever seen, not that I have not seen it before, but now it seems to be coming from the types who were so pro-feminists. For example, “Clinton needs to be destroyed.” “She needs to be taken down.” Perhaps that language has been used in venues when it came to Bush, Gore, or Kerry but it just did not have the overkill after rape feel to it as I am hearing regarding Clinton.

Dirk Gently said...


Mamma said, "Why can't you be a lady?
Your duty is to make me the mother of a pearl
Wait until you're older, dear
And maybe you'll be glad that you're a girl.

Dainty as a Dresden statue, gentle as a Jersey cow,
Smooth as silk, gives cream and milk
Learn to coo, learn to moo
That's what you do to be a lady, now.

When I went to school I learned to write and how to read
History, geography and home economy
And typing is a skill that every girl is sure to need
To while away the extra time until the time to breed
And then they had the nerve to ask, what would I like to be?
I says, "I'm gonna be an engineer!"

"No, you only need to learn to be a lady
The duty isn't yours, for to try to run the world
An engineer could never have a baby
Remember, dear, that you're a girl"

She's smart --- for a woman.
I wonder how she got that way?
You get no choice, you get no voice
Just stay mum, pretend you're dumb.
That's how you come to be a lady, today.

-- peggy seeger

but i'm still voting vor kucinich. ;)

Anonymous said...

I agree with you about a women in the white house....sadly I think Hiliary is part of the establishment.,...
On a very basic level, it seems alittle too incestous to me to have 2 Bush's and 2 Clintons in the white house..for 16 years running. yuck!
not with all the other talent out there.