Posted to C4SS
By Angela Keaton
February 17, 2016
You are not lady like.” — Mexican Marxist and former employer.
“YOU YOU YOU YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT FEMININE!” — Canadian former child star, drunk, trying to navigate a stick shift while … drunk.
“Why do you work here if you hate men?” — Shit bag and strip club general manager.
“BITCH..BITCH..BITCH” — former LNC chair to colleague of my employer upon hearing my name.
“When I was watching [Maleficent], she totally reminded me of you…” — Economist.
“Look [Antiwar.com] hired you because…they like having an attractive girl around.” — Ex-husband.
I don’t hate men. Not even a little. My masculinity is in admiration for men and the contributions they make to the world. For most of my life, they made the overwhelming majority of friends. As with the #NotAll[fill in the blank], it should not need to be stated but everyone is a member of the goddamn PC police. Everyone. You too.
There are no problems with those quoted above who stated what any fool knows. I am not feminine. Don’t pretend to be. I don’t closely identify with women or as a woman. Not sure I have ever even said, “as a woman…” As for the other comments, that’s a shame.
My ex-husband said things like that all the time. He was very supportive. Without his ability to provide, how could I ever possibly have fed myself? Of course, referring to someone well past 30 as “girl” is awesome. I know because back in the 90s, Christina Hoff Sommers told us so. The kids have rediscovered her. Hopefully, next time they will take up off track betting.
Don’t fret. As with the Mexican Marxist, asshole sexism doesn’t need libertarianism or white men. Back when I was on the social networks, tankie dickweeds, faux-lefties and other cons would regularly explain the problems of the Kochs/Pauls/Libertarian Power Class to me. If only instead of engaging people who contribute nothing but grief, I should have found the gonads to write: “Go mansplain your pinko shit elsewhere, fuck face.”
Ms. Keaton is Director of Operations at antiwar.com. She served as an At-Large member to the LNC, and also as Executive Director at the CA LP. She will be the keynote speaker at the Libertarian Party of California convention at the L A Hilton April 1 through 3, 29016.