Comments on: Sex, politics, and double standards http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:33:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Jessika http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-1452042 Fri, 10 May 2013 07:22:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-1452042 Right away I am going away to do my breakfast,
once having my breakfast coming yet again to read more news.

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By: More bad news for “Senator” Bennet; Ritter’s incompetence apparently not newsworthy : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-721801 Sun, 03 Oct 2010 15:13:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-721801 [...] I also don’t see in the news coverage of our statewide races is that this is largely due to the ineptitude and bad judgment of our soon-to-be-departed one-term Governor Bill Ri…, who 1) appointed the unknown and untested Bennet to the U.S. Senate, and then 2) decided that he [...]

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By: Who ever would have predicted? : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-677844 Sun, 01 Aug 2010 16:50:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-677844 [...] a Michelle Rhee-style downsizer and school-closer, and then was appointed to the U.S. Senate by now-lame duck Governor Bill Ritter.  As I wrote at the time of his appointment, “Bennet has learned well that career educrats [...]

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By: Rad Readr http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-538037 Sun, 24 Jan 2010 03:58:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-538037 Well, now we know, boys can pose for seductive photo spreads and still get elected to the Senate. But then the Senate continues to be a boys’ club — and a filibuster-proof majority of them have that same clean-cut-aging-white-guy-in-a-suit look. Brown, a misnomer, should fit right in.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-536376 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:26:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-536376 It’s not THAT the standards and misogyny were in play, it’s that it’s so unusual to see them called out.

I’d say that none of this is truly surprising, but still, very disappointing and discouraging.

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By: ej http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-536347 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:23:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-536347 I too was shocked by the all the double standards and misogyny that characterized that race-and went largely unnoticed. What I’m wondering is when is this all going to change? Not only did Brown’s “regular white guy” persona go unchecked by the media (he’s a rich lawyer and his wife’s a journalist, they aren’t “regular”), but it went over huge with the electorate in MA. He even had the gall to claim he ran a clean campaign. Maybe he didn’t say the sexist stuff, but he certainly never denounced his supporters who did, and his treatment of his daughters was appalling. Though maybe he wouldn’t consider deploying sexism in various ways to be a problem. I’m beginning to despair that women will always hit that glass ceiling in politics, and as has been noted, if women aren’t there to represent other women, men will continue to make decisions for us.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-536322 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:06:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-536322 Thanks, Bookbag. I hadn’t heard about the ugliness deployed against Coakley, but it’s sadly unsurprising. (Shades of the first half of 2008, anyone?) I forgot to note that commenter life_of_a_fool yesterday in another thread mentioned Brown’s announcement during his victory speech that his beautiful daughters were “available.” (This is what Indyanna’s comment alluded to.) Women’s bodies are just there to be abused or enjoyed as men see fit! Awesome!

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By: Bookbag http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-536309 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:47:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-536309 This post is awesome, Historiann. It’s a good to see someone writing about Coakley without flagellating her for running a weak or unenthusiastic campaign — although I think she did run a weak campaign, I also don’t think that was the only factor in her loss. Brown’s supporters got away with some terribly sexist behavior — the curling iron remark? Writing that they hoped Brown would rape Coakley on her facebook page? — without ever being called out by him. Did you see this piece in the Boston Globe? http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/01/18/brown_supporters_trying_to_suppress_vote_by_bullying/

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-536273 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:10:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-536273 cgeye–I’ve seen those stories, but it’s interesting to me that no one in politics here seems to credit them. The establishment media and political establishment have taken his claims of needing more time with his family at face value–whatever the truth.

I agree with you: if he was going to be a one-term Governor, why didn’t he swing for the fences instead of putting his finger in the eye of the unions (while of course also pissing off the Chamber of Commerce crowd and pleasing no one?) That move back in 2007 seemed like such a calculation for re-election, now all for naught.

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By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2010/01/20/sex-politics-and-double-standards/comment-page-1/#comment-536098 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 07:52:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9296#comment-536098 Um, Miss Historiann:

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2009/12/bill_ritter_affair_rumors_flar.php

Mud was being flung — not a lot, but consistently — throughout his campaign to now, and heated up during the whole Villafuerte mishegas.

The whole “spending time with his family” excuse is ass, since he’s been on a leave of absence with his *high-powered law firm lobby shop*, and one can presume he’ll have to go back to clocking dollars to keep his family fed…. check the latest 5280 Power List, and let’s see whether he retires from the life all together.

Why the fuck could have he decided this after twisting enough arms to get card-check union legislation passed? To show any political courage at all, as a stealth lame-duck governor? Why don’t they time these hissy fits to benefit *us* for once?

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