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(Politico)   NRSC official calls Grimes an "empty dress." Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that's what he was hoping to see next to his bed after the election   (politico.com) divider line 12
    More: Dumbass, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Democrats, Alison Lundergan Grimes, federal benefits, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, doubts, Brad Dayspring, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  
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2013-09-05 10:49:41 AM  
3 votes:

kidgenius: lockers: Diogenes: Poor choice of words.  And though I do think they should chastised for it, it's really low on the sexism scale they've calibrated for themselves.

What annoys me more is that McConnell's people probably thought it was clever.

I disagree. It is blatant sexism, not to be outraged over, but understood in context of an ongoing hatred towards women. Women (and men who love women) should see that the pattern is consistent. When you recognize that you must realize that the misogynists will never vote in a woman's interest.

I dunno....we call men an "empty suit" all the time. Classically, men wear suits and women wear dresses. This is a stupid comment, but I wouldn't really call it sexist.


Women wear suits in a executive professional setting, even if it is a dress suit or a pant suit. This was a dog whistle to remind people she is a woman and therefore inferior. I know this kind of stuff gets subtle. They have being doing this for years to suggest why you should vote your bigotries. Remember you can't say N*gger, but you can certainly say welfare queen.
2013-09-05 10:33:04 AM  
3 votes:
They should respond with "McConnell is an empty shell"
2013-09-05 10:13:53 AM  
2 votes:
Call her an empty suit: "That's sexist"
Call her an empty dress: That's sexist".

Masterful troll.
2013-09-05 11:15:40 AM  
1 votes:
I hate the GOP but this is a non-issue.  Maybe "empty pantsuit" would have been a better phrase, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that she's worn a dress to at least one public appearance while she's been running.

In any case, the comment is clearly about the GOP's belief that she an insubstantial candidate and any sexist tilt to the comment is simply about making a feminine version of the masculine "empty suit".
2013-09-05 10:47:23 AM  
1 votes:

pdee: Meh.  I remember pundits calling W an empty suite before he was elected.


i know! and considering how hard he had to work to break through that glass ceiling - not to mention all the brave men who came before him in this gynocentric world - i'm surprised more people weren't upset.
2013-09-05 10:38:54 AM  
1 votes:

lockers: Diogenes: Poor choice of words.  And though I do think they should chastised for it, it's really low on the sexism scale they've calibrated for themselves.

What annoys me more is that McConnell's people probably thought it was clever.

I disagree. It is blatant sexism, not to be outraged over, but understood in context of an ongoing hatred towards women. Women (and men who love women) should see that the pattern is consistent. When you recognize that you must realize that the misogynists will never vote in a woman's interest.


I dunno....we call men an "empty suit" all the time. Classically, men wear suits and women wear dresses. This is a stupid comment, but I wouldn't really call it sexist.
2013-09-05 10:28:55 AM  
1 votes:

Diogenes: Poor choice of words.  And though I do think they should chastised for it, it's really low on the sexism scale they've calibrated for themselves.

What annoys me more is that McConnell's people probably thought it was clever.


I disagree. It is blatant sexism, not to be outraged over, but understood in context of an ongoing hatred towards women. Women (and men who love women) should see that the pattern is consistent. When you recognize that you must realize that the misogynists will never vote in a woman's interest.
2013-09-05 10:27:42 AM  
1 votes:
how's that outreach coming, GOP?™
2013-09-05 10:14:44 AM  
1 votes:
The world's address
A place that's worn
A sad pun that reflects a sadder mess
I'll repeat it for those who may not have already guessed
The world's address
2013-09-05 10:05:42 AM  
1 votes:

Outrageous Muff: all the liberals that spent two months saying the crazy movie star was the only candidate that could defeat Turtle, and now they have to eat crow.


So...who? Who are these people?
2013-09-05 10:04:29 AM  
1 votes:
As a card-carrying gender warrior, I'm having a hard time ginning up outrage over this.

If anything, it just highlights how outmoded and gendered our time-honored political cliches are.

The statements to the press read like the garment-rending of the Palin camp over "lipstick on a pig" circa 2008.
2013-09-05 09:08:30 AM  
1 votes:
www.wmagazine.com

Grimes?
 
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