Cram It, Hitchens

Know what I love? Dudez who don’t have the slightest compunction about making vast generalizations about women, especially ones that reinforce preexisting stereotypes like, oh, say, women aren’t funny, thereby doing their bit to bolster the Western patriarchy, only to then whip themselves into a high dudgeon about misogyny when it tangentially suits their ongoing tirade against Islam.

You don’t get to ride a high horse about what horrible woman-haters the terrorists are when you go around bleating that women who speak their minds are “fucking fat slags…those slut Dixie Chicks,” and only men make for great friends because “Men will never let you down.”

It’s nothing to brag about that you merely did your part to perpetuate women’s inequality in societies where they’re meant to be free instead of blowing them up.

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14 responses to “Cram It, Hitchens

  1. On the following day, July 1, the same newspaper informed us that Britain contained a “disenfranchised South Asian population.” How this was true was never explained. There are several Muslim parliamentarians in both houses, often allowed to make the most absurdly inflammatory and euphemistic statements where acts of criminal violence are concerned…

    How very generous of them to “allow” those “absurd” statements to be made by a few Paki parliamentarians.

    I can’t imagine how they could feel disenfranchised. THE VERY NERVE!

    Seriously though, Hitchens often seems to support the opposition through his transparently biased words.

  2. Pele help me, I’d love to sit at the end of the bar and fire off one liners for as long as it took for Hitchens to cry auntie.

    We could take shifts…

  3. Melissa McEwan

    I’d love to sit at the end of the bar and fire off one liners for as long as it took for Hitchens to cry auntie.

    Screw that. I’d just love to kick him in the balls.

  4. Kate Harding

    OMFFSM. I hadn’t seen the FT article. Which didn’t stop me from knowing he’s a misogynist, of course, but I especially love the contrast between that and the Slate article. Yes, Hitch, regarding women as “sluts” for no discernible reason is an utterly detestable thing — unless you’re a middle-aged white asshole, evidently. Then it’s… oh, shit, what’s the word? Fuh-nee? Still working to get my vagina around that whole “humor” concept. Confusing!!!

    I’m with you, Liss. I’m beyond even wanting to think any more about his twisted, self-serving logic on so many fucking issues. Just want to kick him in the balls.

  5. t87

    Saying that women aren’t funny is almost as offensive as saying that white people can’t rap.

    I mean there’s Eminem and the Beasie Boys just like there Ellen Degeneres and . . .

  6. Melissa McEwan

    just like there Ellen Degeneres and . . .

    Carol Burnett
    Margaret Cho
    Mo’Nique
    Kathy Griffin
    Wanda Sykes
    Tina Fey
    Caroline Rhea
    Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
    Janeane Garofalo
    Sandra Bernhard
    Roseanne
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Andrea Martin
    Rita Rudner
    Nora Dunn
    Jan Hooks
    Jennifer Saunders
    Dawn French
    Jo Brand
    Kathy Najimy
    Lily Tomlin
    Catherine O’Hara
    Bette Midler
    Joan Cusack
    Diane Keaton
    Tracy Ullman
    Susie Essman
    Paula Poundstone
    Joan Rivers
    Samantha Bee
    Maria Bamford
    Elayne Boosler
    Judy Gold
    Victoria Jackson
    Jann Karam
    Wendy Liebman
    Sarah Silverman
    Kathleen Madigan
    Etta May
    Judy Tenuta
    Aisha Tyler
    Phyllis Diller
    Nia Vardalos
    Rachel Dratch
    Bonnie Hunt
    Amy Sedaris
    Gilda Radner
    Goldie Hawn
    Jane Curtain
    Cheryl Hines

    Those are the first 50 who came to mind. If you’ll allow me to include women who don’t (sometimes or always) write their own material, but are simply comedic actresses, I’ll make you another list of 50. And if you’ll allow me to include funny women I happen to know, that will be another 50. And so on and so forth.

  7. LOL!

    This is exactly what I was about to do, Liss.

    Brilliant!

  8. t87

    Exactly – give me Nia Vardalos and Aisha Tyler anyday. There is a yuckfest.

    And the comment about white boys not being able to play b-ball is also disproven by Larry Byrd and 49 other white guys I could name.

  9. It has bothered me greatly in recent weeks that some liberal commentators have warmed to Hitchens because of his recent book about the problems with religion. I refuse to embrace the piece of shit, even if I do agree with him on one minor point–that religion often causes more harm than good. He uses that point to justify horrible treatment of other human beings, which sickens me, and should sicken anyone.

  10. I love your list, Liss. And I’d pay to see the great Lily Tomlin kick Hitchens in the balls.

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  12. Melissa McEwan

    And I’d pay to see the great Lily Tomlin kick Hitchens in the balls.

    You and me both.

  13. WendyWriter

    A friend of mine was once interviewed on a radio show. The (male) interviewer asked her, “Is it true that feminists have no sense of humor?”

    After a moment’s thought, she said, “Well . . . we like to laugh at men.”

  14. bluefish A

    in order to think that someone’s funny, you actually have to listen to them without immediately dismissing them.
    like Dane Cook, his smuggy mcsmugness bothers me to the point where he could be more hilarious than a thousand Amy Sedarises, but i’ll never appreciate it because i’ll never watch or listen to him.
    i think a lot of sexist men simply have a problem taking women seriously and therefore, they’ll never listen to them long enough to find them funny.
    for the record, i think you, Melissa McEwan, are a very witty writer and i’ll bet you’re very funny in person.
    oh and can i add Lisa Kudrow to the list? her performance on “The Comeback” was brillantly, tragically hilarious.

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