August 01, 2008

"Woman's Virtue Is Man's Greatest Invention."

Of course, we promoted it, too—as part of the Temperence Movement, the activism surrounding marital abstinence that preceded widespread availability of birth control, and the Abolitionist and Woman's Suffrage movements.

But late in the Nineteenth Century / early in the 20th Century the female angle was, like, Hey—we're morally superior to you, so listen to us when we say we don't want to have sex as much as you do. It's not because we don't want to have twenty children and die young. Oh, no—it's because we're a real spiritual gender.

Sure we are. Sure. I gots me a red phone that rings when the Big Guy wants to talk to me. How many of you testostoro-cretins got that?

Yesterday’s huge blasts in Iraq were carried out by four different women and few infidels were involved. These women continued the centuries-old feud between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims. If anyone still believes that women are more compassionate than men, think about this: According to the International Herald Tribune,

The second (female-launched) attack occurred inside a tent that provided shade and rest for female marchers. The female bomber walked into the tent, sat down and, according to a police official, Abu Ali, read the Koran with the women sitting inside. When she exited the tent, she left a bag behind, and moments later, it exploded.

The woman sat down and prayed with them, and then sent them to their deaths.

I remember two films, one by my friend Pierre Rehov, the other by a promising newcomer, Shaun Beyer. Both filmmakers had interviewed Palestinian female terrorists in Israeli jails. None of the terrorists showed any remorse. Many were proud of their murderous or potentially murderous attacks. They all seemed quite religious. One woman had assumed a leadership position; she and her enforcers policed and punished the other women with enormous cruelty.

But by all means, let's continue the charade.

Read the whole thing, please.

And the h/t goes to Insty, who is quite taken with the "Damsels of Death" headline.

Of course, Glenn didn't go to junior high school as a female. As far as I know. So he might not understand female evil the way some of us nerdy girls do. We really really really get it. Holy fuck—do we get it.

Posted by Attila Girl at August 1, 2008 12:14 AM | TrackBack


Rebekah and Rachel.
Potiphar's wife.
Deborah and Barak.

Female evil? Yeah, I'd say we understand it just fine, thank you very much.

/listened to women-talk when there were no other men around
//holy shit! never ever ever wanna do that again!

Posted by: Gregory at August 1, 2008 01:37 AM

I gots me a red phone that rings when the Big Guy wants to talk to me. How many of you testostoro-cretins got that?

Shoot, when the Big Guy wants to talk to me, He shows up on my doorstep. Sometimes we adjourn to the local watering hole and knock back some cold ones. Sometimes I throw some charcoal on the grill - He's really skilled at getting the fire going - then we cook meat, eat it and knock back some more cold ones.

Phone? I don't need no steenkin' phone.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at August 1, 2008 07:03 AM

Posted by: david foster at August 1, 2008 07:10 AM

Boy, how about that spam infestation, huh.

Posted by: Gregory at August 1, 2008 07:14 AM

First, ewww, what's with the weird stuff above?

Second, though I'd like for you to be wrong about this, so I could be a member of the nicer and more moral sex, yeah, you're right. Women are taught to be more nurturing (or passive), but it's not inherent or inevitable, and many women are spectacularly evil or cruel or awful. Just as many men are kind and considerate and nurturing.

Men have defined us as softer, weaker, more moral, and naturally home-bound as a power-play, and just as you say above, we've defined ourselves that way too, as a power play and because, allowed nothing else, we clung to what we had. (Have you read Women and Sisters, btw: describes the ways that female abolitionists used the Angel in the House motif to justify leaving the home and becoming feminists ... and, sometimes, racists.)

What say we all decide to be equal and nice, and not blow anything up anymore? Just a thought....

Posted by: Rin at August 1, 2008 11:02 AM

What spam? ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 1, 2008 03:17 PM

ps, I've always said, there is no creature on earth so wantonly cruel, so inventively hurtful, as an adolescent girl.

Posted by: Rin at August 1, 2008 04:21 PM

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