Friday, November 10, 2006

Girl Cooties

Among other things, this week's election has swept a record number of women into elected office on both the state and national level.

Mark my words: In the months to come, you are going to see and hear a great deal of hand-wringing from the fundagelical peanut gallery over the "feminization" of culture. Everything from declining male church participation to wayward boys to waxy yellow buildup on kitchen floors is going to be blamed on women -- women who will not remain within the boundaries of Kinder, Kirche und Kueche. Our baaaaad. They already fuss about this, but watch 'em kick it up a few notches.

I'll bet you a pound of 85-percent-cocoa dark chocolate.

12 comments:

Sue said...

Forget the bet - you win. You're totally right about this.

Sister Mary Hasta said...

Sucker bet--- look how people are blaming Ted Haggard's wife for making him gay.

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

yep, about as old as that adam and eve thing, isn't it? it's her fault

Anonymous said...

Tawonda, what makes you think that fundies will blame women any more than they already do?

By the way, I don't know where to find the chocolate that you mention. Will milk chocolate do?

[Side Note: Over at Beliefnet, I go by the user name "Goyboy".]

Res Publica said...

Don't forget the latest favorite meme in Wingnutistan, "the war on boys!" Or boys in crisis, or whatever they call it.

Basically, the idea that little boys are naturally crazed savages with short attention spans (true), and that this is wonderful and glorious and part of God's Great Gender Plan (not true), and it therefore follows that everything about public schools (sitting at a desk, not being allowed to beat each other to death, etc.) is all totally girly and bad for boys. Since schools are OBVIOUSLY and exclusively geared toward the special needs of girls, that explains why women enjoy so many advantages in our society and make, on average, $1 more than men per hour, and....oh....wait, no, that's why women are constantly beating and raping men, and....oh no, that's not right either....well...that's why our culture is being emasculated, and that's what Osama Bin Laden wants!! Sound crazy?

It is, but it's the hot new thing in the wingnut war gender wars. And I'm sure that it will somehow be Speaker Pelosi's fault, before long.

toujoursdan said...

BTW, I see that you have been made famous by Mad Priest

http://revjph.blogspot.com/

David Huff said...

BTW, there's a good posting on over on toujourdan's site that is partly concerned with the guff Belinda Stronach, a rather well-known Canadian politician, has had to endure.

And just to riff a bit on the "girl cooties" thing, if I weren't a married man, I'd be headed to Canada in hopes of gettin' some o' them girl cooties from the good Ms. Stronach (Rarrr! ;)

KJV said...

Are you aware there are many different “Bible” versions today claiming to be the Word of God? Each one tells us that it is the most reliable, most accurate, etc. etc.. But which of them is God’s Word? Since they all disagree with one another, we can’t possibly say that they all are. Can we? Are we to suppose that God has written more than one Bible and that he makes statements in one and then disagrees with himself in another? No, of course not. God only wrote one Bible. How, then, do we go about determining which “Bible” is the Bible? If we look to human opinion for the answer, we will find nearly as many opinions as we find people. One person will like one. Another person will prefer another. Yet a third person will assure us that it really doesn’t matter, telling us that any of them will do just fine. Since we aren’t interested in human opinion here, we need to look to scripture for help in resolving this issue. There are two questions that we will need to consider. (1) Which are the correct manuscripts?
(2) Which is the proper translation of those (the correct) manuscripts?

LutheranChik said...

[Monty Python chorus] SPAM-SPAM-SPAM-SPAM...SPAM-SPAM-SPAM-SPAM...

Here's the deal: I am allergic to religious fundamentalism, the way that other people are allergic to peanuts or latex or cat dander. The only way I have found to deal with this disorder is to stay away from fundamentalists...far, far away. Your presence on my blog is like rubbing Fluffy the cat all over a cat-allergic person. It's not you, it's me, the way it's not the kitty's fault that the cat-allergic person is sneezing and choking and breaking out in hives. So you are going to have to go away now, or else I will have to delete all your subsequent posts. [Sniffle...scratch...gasp...]

(By the way -- your post is a load of puerile nonsense, starting with the absolutely silly comment that "God only wrote one Bible..." As far as what is the Word of God...for catholic Christians Jesus Christ is the Word of God. But since you're not listening -- fundamentalists don't seem inclined to, possibly because listening leads to dangerous outcomes like thinking -- I simply offer this into the ether.)

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

Hmmmm, I took that other comment to be comedy. Was I wrong?

Yes, it is true that the Bible is the Word of God. And my bible is the Right Bible. That means that the Bibles in other countries are wrong bibles. Or something like that. That is why the American Christians are the right Christians. Or something like that.

On the other hand,,,, The people, yes people, reading the Word of God, might be reading different things into the Bible, even the Right Bible, so that their understanding is what is the problem, not the Bible itself.

LutheranChik said...

Sadly, based on my Beliefnet experiences, I think the individual posting is deathly serious...to wit, the 1611 KJV Bible -- also known as the Authorized Version because it was authorized by God God's own self --with words of Christ in red, fell directly from the mind of God onto a satin pillow that had suddenly appeared on the lap of King James. Or something like that. Talking to KJV aficionados is like talking to people who believe that the moon walk was engineered in a Hollywood studio. You just nod and say, "Thanks for sharing," and get out of there.

Actually, come to think of it, my maternal grandmother thought that the Luther Bible fell from heaven directly from the mind of God, who we all know speaks German as a first language. Funny how that works.

toujoursdan said...

Oh yeah. Belinda Stronach is our Hilary Clinton.

Dan