. . . from Kathleen Parker. Though I may take some exception with her thoughts on men commenting on the shrillness of Hillary’s voice. I think the sort of shrillness Hillary often exudes (see the video linked in the Paglia column below) can be just as grating to most women as it is to most men. There is something so . . . I don’t know . . . pompous and "school dance committee chairman" about it. It rings like the clanking of a tin soldier in a toy box. No sane woman wants to be "that woman" or to defend her. This kind of voice is not commanding but laughable. It does not inspire confidence; it betrays a lack of it. And, frankly, serious women feel betrayed by it. What is worse than a man voicing approval of negative female stereotypes? A woman who affirms them.
I have been waiting for a "Cackle Compilation" to be posted on You tube. I have found that to be more grating than her voice.
Julie, she evokes Nurse Ratchett, in ONE FLEW OVER THE COOKOO'S NEST. That's who she is. She's creepy. She's Lorena Bobbitt, meat cleaver in hand, with national aspirations.
She's in a scandalously open marriage, a European like "arrangement," that she denied long ago to Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes. Yet her and her husband still trot out the "marriage" canard, from time to time. Just recently for instance, when Bubba felt obliged to step in and characterize Russert's questions as "incredibly misleading." Those two could be some of the most brazen, shameless Americans in American history.
" What is worse than a man voicing approval of negative female stereotypes? A woman who affirms them. "
DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! IRONY ALERT! FEMALE APOLOGIST FOR MISOGYNIST BELIEF SYSTEM WARNS OTHERS OF SIMILAR MINDSET TO AVOID AFFIRMING FEMALE STEREOTYPES, ALL THE WHILE AFFIRMING FEMALE STEREOTYPE. DANGER! DO NOT APPROACH!
Thanks for that one, Fung - and welcome back to The Dark Side!
I've been taking a break. Turns out my blood pressure improves when I keep my distance!