It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

09 December 2008

James Carville's Brain: Just a Piece of Cardboard

Once again, the media boys club gets its yucks at the expense of the women's movement. Maybe Mr. Carville is right, it's just a piece of cardboard. I wonder what he would say if that piece of cardboard were Barack Obama, and Clinton staffers were putting a noose around his neck?

Not the same you say? Really?

On college campuses across this country, the type of action being depicted in that photo, fondling a woman, and making her drink, often ends up in a rape in some frat boy's bedroom or dorm room. Is this what was behind Favreau's actions? I certainly hope not. More likely this was a victory guy thing, "We beat Hillary! Ha Ha!" But this is not about Favreau's motivations. This is about image. And the image in that photo (which he put on his own Facebook page James, you bald headed idiot), is an image that, when seen on the Facebook page of a principle staffer of the soon to be President, the speech writer who will craft the message that comes out of the mouth of the man, it is a validation that the action that the photo depicts is acceptable.

In an enlightened society we could look at this photo and say it is merely sophomoric. But we are not an enlightened society. We are a society that upholds Kesey's Postulate: "In any given situation there are always going to be more dumb people than smart people." We live in a society where date rape is committed regularly on college campuses. We live in a society where women are victims of violence at the hands of people who live in their homes. We live in a society that continually fails to see that women, who are more than half of this nation's population, are endowed with the same unalienable rights as men, but chronically have them violated in the workplace, the home, in public, and behind closed doors.

The imagery behind this photo is unacceptable in a rights based society that espouses that all of us are created equal. The President of the United States is the Constitutional promulgator of the law of the land. If the Resident-Select keeps Jon Favreau on his staff he is sending the message that we are not created equal, that it is okay to demean women. Either you represent us all Mr. Obama, or none of us.

Fire Favreau, now.

And Mr. Carville, perhaps if men, such as yourself, understood why women find this photo offensive, if you took the time to walk a mile, then maybe an organization like The New Agenda would be unnecessary.

For those of you wanting to take action to get this little frat douche canned here's some action for ya.

Sign this petition.

Email Valerie Jarrett Co-Chair Transition (Hurry, she may be the first Pampers staffer thrown under the bus for Blogogate)

Call Transition Headquarters:
202-540-3000 press option # 2 for a live person

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Anonymous said...

If Carville doesn't even know that Favreau's picture was on his own Facebook page, how can he bring anything intelligent to this conversation and if there are more important things, like the economy, to talk about then why is he talking about it? Why is Blitzer inviting guests to talk about it? Why don't they have a woman on the panel?

There is a problem, but none of these guys gets it.


Anonymous said...

How can anyone think that this is okay? How can ANYONE think that THIS is okay? HOW CAN ANYONE THINK THAT THIS IS OKAY????

Anonymous said...

Yup, I'd say we were thinking along the same lines ... great minds right?

just card board my big fat cajun ass Carville!