Thursday, September 30, 2004

Stupid Women

My male readers have no idea what it is like to sit here, as a woman, and see other women - women who have some amount of influence, who have taken advantage of what our sisters in history fought and even died for, women who live their lives in utter freedom - act like complete asses. It is sickening, insulting, and beyond that, saddening. See this interview with Cameron Diaz on the Oprah Winfrey show (courtesy of the Drudge Report). Here we are facing an election where the emphasis for many has been to "get out the vote." One would assume, based on this statement, that the idea was to simply get people to use their voting rights to make their opinion heard in the election. This would surely be a non-partisan issue, right? I know, I know, I live in a dream world on occasion. So now Ms. Diaz, whose acting talent matches her intelligence apparently, is now stating "if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, and you have a right to say what happens to you and fight off that danger of losing that, then you should vote...." What?! Who is talking about rape being legal? Where in hell did that come from? Is she suggesting that Republicans, because many do not support abortion, believe that rape should be legalized? This is the problem with emotion and why it cannot be followed. This is why our government was founded with a checks and balances system. This is why we have an electoral college. Too many people sit in their emotional stupors and react on things without ever thinking through the logic of their statements. They make stupid statements based on gut-reactions, and then excite others because, after all, if a Hollywood celebrity is saying this, there must be some truth to it, right? She is out there in the world, traveling all over, part of the media....she has to know something, right? Personally, I don't find much interest in listening to celebrities who find humorous gags in using sperm for hair gel - while no doubt amusing, this hardly cements her (no pun intended) as an expert on politics and social issues. Then she sits there and moans about rape being legalized? Who the heck is she talking about? "Suffragette" indeed. This woman wouldn't understand true human rights if her life depended on it. It is a good thing the true suffragists did.