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    Hasta Siempre Madrigal's Avatar
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    A woman with power

    Conversation with a taxi driver:


    "What's that over there?"

    "A picket! I've seen twenty of them just today! And it's been two weeks."

    "Oh. The power cuts."

    "Not enough electricity to go around in this heat! Someone has to go to the Pink House and shoot their brains out! Just like that! They're all thieves. And there's a transport strike on the 30th, so get ready."

    "Why's that?"

    "Because the truck drivers want a bonus and the teamsters are against the government."

    "They didn't get Christmas bonuses?"

    "Yeah they did! They want more! This country's a motherfucking party!"

    "I don't know why Cristina doesn't just build railways if she hates the teamsters so much."

    "She hates everyone! Even her lover!"

    "Her lover? Who's her lover?"

    "I don't know, but it sure isn't me! Just don't think she hasn't got one. She has plenty! And she fights them all!"

    "Uh..."

    "She's a loose one, I'm telling you, 'can't keep her panties on."




    Why the FUCK is a woman with power (and in this case, a woman without any, har har) always, ALWAYS a bitch and a whore? I don't see anyone giving two shits who's fucking the decrepit old male politicians that far outnumber the female ones. This woman is a widow and they're attributing lovers to her, and not only that, she chews their balls off too? How does this guy's mind instantaneously switch from "politicians are thieves" to "the president's a whore"? What the fuck? Why is this supposed to be a natural association?

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    a fool on a journey pensive_pilgrim's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    I don't see anyone giving two shits who's fucking the decrepit old male politicians that far outnumber the female ones.
    Really? They seem to here in the States. A scandal's a scandal. Sounds like that taxi driver was an idiot, though. I once had a taxi driver tell me that homosexuality is a brain disease that started in Chinese prisons.

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    I remember reading / watching something recently that talked about the fine line of how women in politics have to dress to be taken seriously. Always somewhere between Ice Queen (conservative) and Floozy (attention getting). It's a lose-lose with a long history in the headlights. Pretty shitty business. Be curious how it goes down when we've got a woman president in the US. Expecting some nasty shit coming out of right field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    Why is this supposed to be a natural association?
    1. Politics and politicians are, by their nature, unpleasant.
      1. When assigning a value to a politician, the only thing that matters is the alignment of beliefs.
    2. Men tend to find sticking their penises into things to be rather pleasant.
      1. An unpleasant thing that can have a penis inside it is more pleasant with a penis inside it.
      2. Men tend to be territorial about the things they stick their penises into.
        1. territory to which no one has exclusive rights has less value. ["slutty"]
        2. territory that is poorly kept has less value. ["filthy"]
        3. territory that harms its owner(s) has less value. ["OMG AIDS"]
        4. territory that has no use has less value. ["ice queen"]
    3. Rather than think about unpleasant contexts like political alignments, it is preferable to change the context to something more pleasant, like suitability as penis-accepting territory.
    4. People tend to associate and compare things on interchangeable quantitative scales.
      1. saying "as a politician, her ideals don't align with mine" is therefore equivalent to saying, "she is full of dirty dicks all the time".
      2. this may also be how currency works.

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    asl? ;] JollyBard's Avatar
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    Rhu, that was awesome.

    Anyway, who are we to argue with a taxi driver? He's probably got way more life experience than we do, and he knows damn well whether a woman is a bitch or not.

    But yeah, I don't think the association is between women of power and sluttiness; see Rhu's point 4.

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    You should ask that taxi driver if he's related to your doorman.

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    Regardless of the obvious, blatant sexism, I thought Cristina was hardly a socialist, but rather, more a Peronist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thevenin View Post
    Regardless of the obvious, blatant sexism, I thought Cristina was hardly a socialist, but rather, more a Peronist.
    Ah, but Maddy once told us that Peronism can be all things to all people. No wonder it's been so successful! I hope the US Republicans don't get their hands on it.

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    Easy fix. Just distribute a memo about the connection between Peronism and Peyronie's Disease. Fox News is an easy vector--I recommend slipping it into an NSA leak too for good measure.

    It might backfire though--if someone connects the dots between penis curvature and Clinton. At that point Clinton will be retconned as a Peronist.

    I'm not sure what the fallout will be, but the pejoratives will be glorious.
    --Mention of these things is so taboo, they aren't even allowed a name for the prohibition. It is just not done.

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    *jumps out of moving taxi and rolls to safety*

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