Geraldine Ferraro, Quietly Remembering That She's A Democrat, Endorses Obama

Geraldine Ferraro has had quite an Obama-hating, principle-abandoning year. First, claimed that Barack Obama only made it so far because he was African-American »11/01/08 1:00pm11/01/08 1:00pm; then she got mad when people said that was offensive; next she ; and finally she tried, and failed, to to explain why she wasn't a racist. . But despite…

Ferraro On Palin: She's Not Voting For Her, She Swears

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States and the woman who some considered the archetypical P.U.M.A. after her comments about Obama, sexism and racism »9/25/08 4:00pm9/25/08 4:00pm earlier this year, has some thoughts about Sarah Palin. And ! For once, she doesn't sound completely batshit. Maybe we…

Conservatives Use Sexism To Attack, Undermine Feminists

When I wrote my first real post »9/15/08 4:00pm9/15/08 4:00pm about Sarah Palin as the Republican's Vice Presidential nominee, I noted — as many others were noting and — that she was hardly the candidate with the best or even remotely complete record on women's issues like reproductive choice or pay equity. I did so even as my email inbox was…

If You Won't Vote For Barack, Would You Consider Voting For Michelle?

A lot of people would like to believe that the world — and politics — is a fairly rational place outside of the crazies. Crazy is, though, a definitional problem — by definition, crazy is defined as "outside the norm." So what is the norm? How many non-normals can there be until "crazy" is its own norm? Is… »8/04/08 6:00pm8/04/08 6:00pm

On Race, Gender, Michelle Obama, And The Politics Of Twitter

Another day, another roadtrip, as the Washington Independent's personal Attackerman, Spencer Ackerman, joins me live from the Netroots Nation conference in Austin, Texas. Topics discussed: Arianna Huffington's ability to channel the evil that is Karl Rove, race relations and the old-guard feminist movement in America,… »7/18/08 10:00am7/18/08 10:00am

What You Get When You Pick On "Old School" Feminists' "Bedside Manner"

I wrote a rebuttal to a Linda Hirshman op-ed column for the Washington Post's website and I am, uh, pimping it on this blog because it seems to be driving donations to our beer money fund to help the women's rights activists get out of Basra and also because I wrote two things that have nothing to do with this blog… »6/11/08 3:00pm6/11/08 3:00pm

Paging Jeremiah Wright: There's A White Guy Stealing Your Show!!!

And in the end, it was a white Catholic guy who drove Barack Obama to quit his radical, black Muslim separatist Church of Latter-Day Erstwhile Standup Comedians. Anyway, meet Father Michael Pfleger. He doesn't even preach at Trinity Church, he's just a regular on their "You Can't Do That On The Vatican" open mic… »6/02/08 10:00am6/02/08 10:00am

Dear Gerry: You Gotta Think About What You're Trying To Do To Me

Geraldine, do not give me the "Bitch, please" hand. Bitch, please! What the fuck are you thinking? I just read your incredibly offensive op-ed in the Boston Globe and it made me cry with frustration and disappointment and the ruination of that childhood dream I had when you were running for VP and I thought you were… »5/30/08 5:00pm5/30/08 5:00pm

Geraldine Ferraro: You = What The Media Needs To Start Ignoring

GODDAMMIT GERALDINE, you just had to drag me back down into your withering wackjob abyss. I said I was never going to post about the Clinton campaign and sexism, since more than 12 out of 12 Clinton campaign surrogates agree that's not why she lost to Obama (despite that, congrats on winning Kentucky yesterday!), and… »5/21/08 10:00am5/21/08 10:00am

Air America talk-show host Randi Rhodes was suspended from her show this afternoon for reportedly ca

Air America talk-show host Randi Rhodes was suspended from her show this afternoon for reportedly calling Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro "whores." Regardless of one's Obamania, Hillbottery or even inexplicable longing for Nader, I think we can all agree that Randi was out of line and probably the exact reason… »4/03/08 3:30pm4/03/08 3:30pm