Jon Stewart on Women in Politics

I’m starting to wonder how much psychological projection there is in our gender stereotypes.  From the Daily Show:

22 Comments on "Jon Stewart on Women in Politics"

  1. This is one of the most dead-up BRILLIANT bits that The Daily Show has ever done. Nails all the catch-22, double speak bullshit that women must continually endure. It’s long past time to stop this nonsense.

    I’ve had more than my share of this crap from brogrammers, but it’s more damaging in politics where it can warp whether vital services are delivered to the general public or not.

    Basically, guys need to cut the shit and grow a pair.

    Was recently watching the Gloria Steinem documentary on HBO, and she said something striking. She quoted someone who’d said, “The woman this kind of misogynistic guy fears the most, is the woman inside himself.”

    Most of the guys who want to oppress women, are so mindbogglingly sexually repressed themselves, I’d feel sad for them, if they weren’t hurting so many others in the process.

    The 21st Century really doesn’t have time for this anymore.

    • Amen to that. In a country where over half of the work force are women, we still focus on domestic issues (Anne Romney’s sad little “cookbook”) as a way for women to prove themselves. This is ridiculous: not all women are domestic, not all women want to have children–just like men. It’s called “freedom,” and it should be in the Constitution: pass the Equal Rights Amendment now.

    • > Basically, guys need to cut the shit and grow a pair.

      I can’t decide if that’s misogynistic or misandric. A pair of what?

  2. What on Earth? Disinfo won’t allow the posting of a photo, depicting leftist defector Stewart shaking hands with Obama?

    Stewart, Colbert, Tatchel, Yousafzai, Western storm troops, Stone & Parker seem to all be tacitly protected from forum criticism, in the dystopian 21st century.

    • I had/have the same problem: it’s not Disinfo, it’s Disqus. There’s still some links they won’t let me post, like the link to Ed Bernays “Propaganda” essay from 1928.

      • My apologies if that’s the case.
        Do we know if this on technical or political grounds?

        • Echar Lailoken | May 2, 2014 at 1:22 am |

          It’s without a doubt technical. Unless your pic is nasty (porn, etc) or something.

          • Thanks; they’ve all suddenly appeared now (making me look like a pest). Perhaps I should give it 24 hrs in future.

          • Echar Lailoken | May 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm |

            it happens every so often. No worries.

          • Don’t you think 24 hours is a little over the top? Everything else is posted in real time.

          • Matt Staggs | May 4, 2014 at 1:58 am |

            I approve anything I see in the “pending” folder when I log int. I try to check in her on a fairly regular basis, but I’ve got other jobs that sometimes take me away from work here. If something isn’t here then it Disqus ate it. I don’t delete comments unless I’m also banning the person who wrote them.

          • Oginikwe | May 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm |

            Yes. Not blaming you Matt–you have a life, too. On other sites there are also numerous complaints about Disqus not posting citations–it’s Disqus, not Disinfo who is putting on the brakes.

        • Matt Staggs | May 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm |

          I don’t know what is going on with this. I’ve looked in the Pending folder a zillion times and not seen any of this. Disqus is being extremely irritating.

        • Here is an example, if it goes through. This has been pending in Disqus for eleven hours.

        • Nope. Screen shot wouldn’t go through. It still might be posted on the
          torture story sometime in the next 24 hours but usually when it’s been
          sitting there this long, it disappears.
          Disqus apparently censors. Makes me wonder what their guidelines are for what gets posted and what doesn’t.

  3. Dingbert | May 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm |


  4. Criticizing Iran doesn’t make one a Zionist.

  5. Sometimes he’s pretty funny, sometimes he’s not.

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