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Healing the wounds of Democrats’ sexism / Ferraro Again

Healing the wounds of Democrats’ sexism

By Geraldine A. Ferraro May 30, 2008

LAST YEAR at the beginning of the presidential primary season, Democrats were giddy with excitement. Not only did we have an embarrassment of riches in our candidates but we had two historic candidacies to enjoy. Once and for all our country would show that racism and sexism were not part of our 21st-century DNA.

Here we are at the end of the primary season, and the effects of racism and sexism on the campaign have resulted in a split within the Democratic Party that will not be easy to heal before election day. Perhaps it’s because neither the Barack Obama campaign nor the media seem to understand what is at the heart of the anger on the part of women who feel that Hillary Clinton was treated unfairly because she is a woman or what is fueling the concern of Reagan Democrats for whom sexism isn’t an issue, but reverse racism is.

The reaction to the questions being raised has been not to listen to the message and try to find out how to deal with the problem, but rather to denigrate the messenger. Sore loser, petty, silly, vengeful are words that have dominated the headlines. But scolding and name calling don’t resolve disputes. The truth is that tens of thousands of women have watched how Clinton has been treated and are not happy. We feel that if society can allow sexism to impact a woman’s candidacy to deny her the presidency, it sends a direct signal that sexism is OK in all of society.  Link to complete Boston Globe article>>>


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  1. Oh-oh-oh, the fart-in-your-face ghoul has managed to creep out from under her sepulchre to belch forth her voluminous vomit of insane babbling.

    From distant miles away one detects the foul odours and the rotten funk of thousands of years’ pollution as exemplfied by this crawling cowardice namend Ferraro.
    She can only speak on behalf of the nation of zombies like herself.

    HRC/Ferraro are an utter disgrace to true women worldwide as the comtemptible cling-ons in their pointless/clueless maddening course to the White House. Theirs is best to redirect straight for the Offal Office, a suitable environment for all the sleaze and less-than-cheap prostitute tricks they like to conjure up for the public unaware. They don’t even qualify for sub-zero respect – zilch, nada!

    Common decency is wholly absent for them to refrain from assaulting/staining further intelligent, mature and bright women with their putrifying abcess of victimology.
    They owe all females and the world at large an undeniable favour. To make haste, if they know its meaning, swiftboat your wicked selves to the awaiting political funeral pyre. This self-immolation can be attributed to none other than your pathetic selves. Congruent to the hordes of lies, distortions, divisiness you’ve fanned the flames. For once in your miserable lives, be brave, be accountable for the discord you’ve created. Accept this final act of responsability and put your diabolical tempers to good use- incinerate your empty walking corpse like prowess and political evil to cinders. It’s long overdue!!!!! Indeed remarkable how these old weary mugwumps die-hard as only deadly viruses do when turned inexorably to their demise. With scathing glee it’s fair to say good riddance.

    The Winds of Change are already scattering their political remains wide and far, not even a sad footnote in history shall be left as token of merit.

    N O T H I N G is what they’re worth and more than they ever deserve.

    People all over the globe( specifically women now guard against such alien predatory intrusions/distractions) remain vigilant and trust the process in which Senator Barack Obama will be the 44th POTUS, certainly for the next 8 years!
    We need someone like him in charge who appeals to our highest aspirations on an indivual as well as collective level. Not some political whining numbed-out wino whose state of dementia in extremis’ intoxication on power, prestige, and lust for exorbitant amounts of money poses as one of the gravest dangers which the US faces today. It’s the travesty of MCBush sameness under the guise of ‘the feminine way’ a la HRC/Ferraro’s inferno galore.

    Thanks, John!!!

    Posted by Chi Deva | May 31, 2008, 5:58 pm