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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, November 3, 2016

You're Not Helping

I don't know what to make of this article chastising men for what the author calls "benevolent sexism."

It's a symptom on the overboard sense of individual prerogatives these days that you can somehow pick not only your allies, but how they express their allegiance.  That's not really how it works.

The Louis CK bit was hilarious and on-point.  It was caustic and crude as his stuff usually is, but it makes arguably one of the best arguments for Clinton I've heard.  The assertion that he's somehow wanting Clinton to be the stay-at-home mom of democracy is ridiculous.  He's not arguing for her moral purity, in fact just the opposite.  He says he wants a "conniving bitch-mom who gets shit done."  He's not making a Victorian argument about the moral superiority of women, he's arguing that women work harder than men.

From my perspective, I have a hard time seeing the sexism in that.

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