Thursday, January 14, 2010

Maybe Sarah Palin & Mika Brzezinski Have No Use for the Patriarchal Founding Fathers

So now, Sarah Palin and Mika Brzezinski are supposed to be "stupid" because they fail to gush over their favorite Founding Father. And what exactly did these Awesome Hallowed Founding Fathers found for women?

That would be taxation without representation for the single women who were not forbidden to get a paying job and a life as chattel, or as the property of men, for the women who gave up and accepted marriage as their mandated or enforced occupation. And as any African American or Native American woman will tell you, that was what the alleged Founding Fathers founded for the lucky women.

From Glenn Beck to Joe Scarborough to Chris Matthews to Josh Marshall's TPM to trumad at DU -- who writes: "I'm guessing Mika is just as stupid as Sarah?" -- I'm betting not a one of these self-centered patriarchal a**holes have ever been asked to name even one of the Founding Mothers or Sisters who actually founded something for women. If they were asked, we could call them "stupid."

Here it is 2010 and the history books are still the history of what men have done, not because men are the only ones who have done anything of value, but because history and the culture is ruled by the inordinately self-centered half of the species. This is patriarchy.

"Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less."