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Sotomayor and gender May 30, 2009

Filed under: gender,politics,sex — Jender @ 7:33 am
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Some nice analysis by Shira Tarrant here and Female Science Professor here. But you won’t need much analysis to see what’s going on with G Gordon Liddy’s rants about her possible menstruation. Yes, menstruation. (Thanks, Amy!)

 

6 Responses to “Sotomayor and gender”

  1. jj Says:

    Libby must be in denial. :) She’s probably getting postmenopausal zest, which Margaret Meade said was the most creative force on earth.

    Actually, Libby’s remarks are disgusting. One forgets some of them think like that. It’s frightening to think that people like that have any say.

  2. Carl Says:

    The genius is that people like Liddy will say this then immediately turn around and ask with a straight face, “Why can’t we end affirmative action? Isn’t it clear that racism and sexism are not longer active forces in our society?”

    It’s pure blindness to themselves.

  3. and those notions about menstruation overlook the modification aspects of the pill. Anyway, I hope the males who make judgements that concern me do not have either too many or too few wet dreams. The sexual tension of it all could cloud their judgement, clogging them up in ways that prevent the even flow of consistent thought.

  4. Jender Says:

    Jennifer, I found myself wondering why nobody ever brings up that claim that men think about sex every 7 seconds, worrying that male justices might get distracted while hearing a case. (Unsurprisingly, the claim is false: http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/thinksex.asp. But since when has falsehood got in the way of condemning a gender?)

  5. [...] Supreme Court and the right wing is going out of their way to be sexist and disgusting about her.  Liddy is worrying about her peiods!  So just very innocently the NY Times publishes an article suggesting menopausal women are like [...]

  6. Don Says:

    As a man, I have to admit that when it comes to critical decisions being made for the country I would feel alot better if a WOMAN was making them. Women think things through alot more than men do before making a decision. And if you talk about women and their “period.” I would still rather have a woman in that position that is going through her period making critical decisions than a man! Just my opinion…


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