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(Foreign Policy)   "Is America ready for a male secretary of state?"   (foreignpolicy.com) divider line 29
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2012-09-25 12:09:23 PM
www.theblaze.com
 
2012-09-25 12:42:30 PM
Is Foreign Policy running a satire piece? It feels like opposite day.
 
2012-09-25 12:44:20 PM
 
2012-09-25 12:44:52 PM
What the shiat? They start right off with saying that a man might not have the stamina to visit all those countries. Is...is that a joke or something? Not seeing what gonads have to do with frequent flier miles. Then it just gets more retarded from there.

Was hoping it was satire, but it sure doesn't sound like it.
 
2012-09-25 12:45:10 PM
I thought the current one was.
 
2012-09-25 12:46:52 PM
Done in one. I kept wondering if I had simply made up the first 200 years of American history...
 
2012-09-25 12:47:25 PM
Depends how many wpm he can type and how good he is at filing I suppose.
 
2012-09-25 12:47:58 PM
Good lord. It is satire. Guess it is way to subtle for most.

THIS is what women put up with. Articles like this are written with the genders and specifics swapped, word for word, and no one says "its retarded" or "it is idiotic."

Remember when the conservatives said that women would be poor sec states because Muslims wouldn't represent them? This article is in the exact same vein.

If you don't see how this is satire, then you obviously don't follow along on t he way people discriminate against women in the highest places of power.
 
2012-09-25 12:48:02 PM
The Politico Ryan story, now this. What's going on?

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2012-09-25 12:50:13 PM

Esc7: Good lord. It is satire. Guess it is way to subtle for most.

THIS is what women put up with. Articles like this are written with the genders and specifics swapped, word for word, and no one says "its retarded" or "it is idiotic."

Remember when the conservatives said that women would be poor sec states because Muslims wouldn't represent them? This article is in the exact same vein.

If you don't see how this is satire, then you obviously don't follow along on t he way people discriminate against women in the highest places of power.


ok I meant Muslims wouldn't RESPECT them, my bad, makes me look idiotic etc...

Guss it is time for The Coffeening 2: Pacific Daylight Time edition.
 
2012-09-25 12:51:23 PM
Wait 'till the author of TFA finds out that the secretary of state isn't responsible for answering phones and making the President's coffee.
 
2012-09-25 12:53:36 PM

Esc7: Remember when the conservatives said that women would be poor sec states because Muslims wouldn't represent them? This article is in the exact same vein.


That was actually a legitimate concern. When you're dealing with a countries that treat women as chattel, it's not unreasonable to worry that might not respect a female diplomat.
 
2012-09-25 01:02:50 PM

IrateShadow: Esc7: Remember when the conservatives said that women would be poor sec states because Muslims wouldn't represent them? This article is in the exact same vein.

That was actually a legitimate concern. When you're dealing with a countries that treat women as chattel, it's not unreasonable to worry that might not respect a female diplomat.


But, as I'm sure you'll agree, women also have more "emotional intelligence" due to their gonads, tits, and lifetimes playing with dolls, rather than men. It is actually a legitimate concern, and not sexism.

What a tough decision!
 
2012-09-25 01:06:38 PM

Esc7: But, as I'm sure you'll agree, women also have more "emotional intelligence" due to their gonads, tits, and lifetimes playing with dolls, rather than men. It is actually a legitimate concern, and not sexism.

What a tough decision!


Yeah, but what do you do if a diplomatic emergency comes up while they're on their period? That's a huge disaster waiting to happen.
 
2012-09-25 01:18:56 PM

PonceAlyosha: Is Foreign Policy running a satire piece? It feels like opposite day.


That's what I'm wondering. The U.S. has had exactly three female Secretary of State. All the rest have been male.
 
2012-09-25 01:24:48 PM
FARKers really need to learn how to take a joke on the politics tab.
 
2012-09-25 01:40:39 PM
Sweet, an example of that painful sort of satire that exposes the ignorance of the satirist.
 
2012-09-25 01:49:42 PM
I'd like to profess my admiration for Warren Christopher. In spite of the missteps on the Rwandan issue, he may have been our best post-Cold War SecState.
 
2012-09-25 01:58:34 PM

IrateShadow: Esc7: But, as I'm sure you'll agree, women also have more "emotional intelligence" due to their gonads, tits, and lifetimes playing with dolls, rather than men. It is actually a legitimate concern, and not sexism.

What a tough decision!

Yeah, but what do you do if a diplomatic emergency comes up while they're on their period? That's a huge disaster waiting to happen.


Well do you remember the incident with the Chinese ships when Madeline Albright she was overseeing the transfer of Hong Kong? "Red Tide" indeed.
 
2012-09-25 02:18:44 PM

IrateShadow: Esc7: Remember when the conservatives said that women would be poor sec states because Muslims wouldn't represent them? This article is in the exact same vein.

That was actually a legitimate concern. When you're dealing with a countries that treat women as chattel, it's not unreasonable to worry that might not respect a female diplomat.


Respect goes to the office, not the individual. I mean, just look at this piece of eyecandy and tell me you can 'respect' it!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-25 02:46:59 PM
Satire aside, think about this.

If Romney wins: Secretary of State John Bolton.
 
2012-09-25 02:49:15 PM
propasaurus: The real problem isn't that Mitt Romney wants John Bolton to be Secretary of State. It's that a large percentage of the nation wants John Bolton's philosophy to guide the State Department. You're addressing the symptom, not the cause.
 
2012-09-25 02:59:10 PM
I certainly wouldn't trust a Male Secretary of State. Men suck at diplomacy, and can't be trusted not to go pointing their weapons at other countries & starting wars.

Has there been any war, ever, that was started by women?
 
2012-09-25 03:03:44 PM
Either this is a joke, or it's one of those things where, if a woman shows she can do it, guys don't want to do it anymore. I'm thinking the first option is a lot more likely.
 
2012-09-25 05:32:18 PM

TheOther: IrateShadow: Esc7: Remember when the conservatives said that women would be poor sec states because Muslims wouldn't represent them? This article is in the exact same vein.

That was actually a legitimate concern. When you're dealing with a countries that treat women as chattel, it's not unreasonable to worry that might not respect a female diplomat.

Respect goes to the office, not the individual. I mean, just look at this piece of eyecandy and tell me you can 'respect' it!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x323]


Ugh. I have never lived in the UK, but I used to watch that jacktard on C-SPAN during PM questions when Blair was in office. He reminds me of W, but with wiles. He makes me queasy about the Cameron administration.
 
2012-09-25 05:43:02 PM
On a related note, our last male Treasurer (the signature on the left side of paper money) left office in 1949, and 60% of Treasurers in the last 40 years (100% in the last 10 years) have been Latinas, including our current money-autographing hottie:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-25 05:50:52 PM
Oh, come on -- it's a good piece.

It takes the old sexist arguments that used to be applied to women and applies them to men ("sure, they're smart and capable, but can they handle that kind of stress?"). What it demonstrates is the complete absurdity of the old sexist assumptions and stereotypes when they were applied to women in the first place. It's a tribute to three formidable individuals, and a comment on how they have changed our society's perceptions of women. Rather cleverly done, and with a straight face.
 
2012-09-26 12:00:00 AM

ivan: Oh, come on -- it's a good piece.

It takes the old sexist arguments that used to be applied to women and applies them to men ("sure, they're smart and capable, but can they handle that kind of stress?"). What it demonstrates is the complete absurdity of the old sexist assumptions and stereotypes when they were applied to women in the first place. It's a tribute to three formidable individuals, and a comment on how they have changed our society's perceptions of women. Rather cleverly done, and with a straight face.



It is good. Clearly written by man.
 
2012-09-26 12:22:17 AM

CokeBear: Has there been any war, ever, that was started by women?


The Falklands War happened while Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister.

I remember from one of my poli sci classes that female presidents/prime ministers were found to have been just as aggressive in their use of force as their male counterparts. Sorry, don't still keep my college textbooks around for citations.
 
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