Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Make men's voices heard

In a piece in Salon magazine, Rebecca Traister offers her analysis of who it is who is bothered by Senator Clinton's treatment by the D.N.C. and others. Her main points:
  • It is mostly women who are disturbed, angered, and alarmed.
  • Such women will ultimately vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is.
Many have criticized Traister's piece. The best critique I've seen is over at NoQuarter.
My own beef against the piece is that it ignores men. At least one main organizer of Just Say No Deal is a man. Moreover, in my own grassroots effort to retire Senator Clinton’s debt, many contributions come from people with male names as well as many from those with female names. Since contributions to campaigns over $200 dollars are publicly available for viewing Traister could certainly have figured this out.

If you are a man or if you love a man - or if you fall into both categories - consider
a donation to retire the debt: make men's voices heard!

2 Comments:

Blogger Shtuey said...

This man is behind Hillary all the way. And as such I am posting 4 simple things that the Clinton Nation can do to continue to support her.

1) Speak out against the Fascist National Committee Coup. We know that HRC would have been the pledged delegate leader had the RBC seated the MI and FL delegations at full strength, and with fair reflection. She would have had 1725 to Pampers' 1707. This is our most important task. If we allow May 31, 2008 to stand then we might as well all move to Russia and spend the rest of our lives voting for Putin surrogates.

2) Help HRC pay down the debt. This helps her politically, and sends a clear message to Pampers and the FNC as to where our allegiance lies. It also makes a strong statement for the economic and political independence of women in general. Keep in mind that this summer marks the 160th anniversary of the first women's conference at Seneca Falls. From its inception the women's movement understood that economic independence is vital to building the power for women in society. As supporters of the strongest woman candidate in American history I believe we need to honor that.

3) We must ceaselessly advocate the Clinton agenda; universal healthcare, universal pre-K, economic and social equality, human rights, swift movement to energy independence and building a nuclear free green economy that creates jobs, helps fight climate change, and strengthens our national security.

4) Join the ranks at Just Say No Deal. No to Obama now and forever!

We have the power to elect the next President. I suggest we use it.

BTW, I look forward to fulfilling my latest fundraising pledge!

June 24, 2008 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger democraticjack said...

shtuey said it all, misogyny and sexism affects everyone. Political collusion and corruption should not be rewarded and donating to the DNC or Obama would do just that.

June 24, 2008 at 9:12 PM  

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