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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Women, POC, and Queerfolk Vote For Our Lives


jimf said...
Where the Trump Name Is Emblazoned Now: The Front Yard
OCT. 15, 2016

Some stood alongside heavily trafficked highways, big enough to read
a quarter-mile away.

Others occupied quiet corners on dusty county roads.

But an overwhelming majority had one thing in common: They heralded the
name TRUMP. . .

Those in support of Hillary Clinton were comparatively easy to keep
track of: I traveled nearly 2,500 miles before I saw a single one.

By the end of my trip, I’d spotted a whopping five. . .

Frank Dues, in Celina, Ohio, spent $500 to print a huge custom
sign — 22 feet long, nine feet wide — that hangs on the extended
ladder of a fire truck at the entrance to his boom repair business.

CROOKED HILLARY IS A LIAR!! it says on one side. NO MORE BULL!!!!
it says on the other, alongside TRUMP.

“It’s the debt that worries me — the 20 trillion,” said Mr. Dues,
57, who was warm and gracious when asked about the emphatic sign.
“My grandkids, what are they going to pay, 70 percent tax when
they’re my age?”

“It’s gotta get turned around. And it’s gotta get turned around
soon,” Mr. Dues said. . .
Donald Trump’s Toxic Masculinity
OCT. 13, 2016

. . .My stepdad was fond of saying, “Boys don’t cry — crying’s for women.”
One of my high school football coaches gave injured players
this choice: “You a football player or are you a little girl?”. . .

[T]he Donald J. Trump we heard last week on tape, is nothing new to me.
His macho-isms, his penchant for dividing the world into losers and winners,
his lack of empathy for anyone but himself — it all reminds me of home. . .

Young men brag about sexual conquests, demean those who have denied
them and dehumanize their opponents, real and imagined. . .

I’ve heard men attack the character of women in the same tone that
an uncle of mine once used to call for the nuclear annihilation
of the entire Middle East and the murder of every last Arab man,
woman and child. I’ve heard men utter un-American things, things
that directly contradict our country’s highest ideals, and
then excuse it all with one of Mr. Trump’s pet phrases:
“We live in the real world.” . . .

jimf said...

¿Quién es más macho?

Is it:

Dan Bilzerian?
(Cf )

Jocko Willink?

Mike Cernovich?

Or maybe Joe Rogan, who interviews all these people. ;->

Dale Carrico said...

I mean let a bazillion flowers bloom and all but unless they sissy that walk I'm ew.

jimf said...

A blast from the past:
Obama Sapping Precious Republican Bodily Fluids
Thursday, October 22, 2009

. . .

Republican men nationwide may have experienced a drop in testosterone
levels the night Barack Obama was elected president. . .

Imagine what will happen when Hillary gets elected!

The Google search "testosterone"
also brings up:
There are times when I am proud of the effort I have
taken to understand what is happening in the world and
the understanding that effort has rewarded me with, but
on a night like this I have to admit I don't think
I understand anything at all, I don't understand my
fellow citizens at all, I don't understand what is going
on in people's heads.

and a hoot of a comment in
Michael Anissimov said...

If we're going to talk about subculture, I actually prefer a calmer,
more feminized environment with togas & crystal spires. Remember
that many transhumanists are geeks who resent excessive masculinity.

Was he less wrong or more right, back in the day?


jimf said...
The Precarious Masculinity of 2016 Voters

Several recent surveys suggest that when men feel persecuted,
they turn to Donald Trump for affirmation.

Olga Khazan
Oct 12, 2016

. . .

For some voters, Trump's boasting about sexual assault doesn't
mean he's unfit to run the country. And for the men among them,
what Trump's candidacy offers seems more important than his
comments 11 years ago.

Many men, in fact, see Trump as the candidate who can restore
men’s status in society. According to several recent analyses,
about half of men feel American culture has become too soft
and feminine, and they feel men are suffering as a result.
Many seem to find comfort in Trump’s talk of male dominance
and success. . .

The education gap seems even more striking when pollsters asked
people if they think “society as a whole has become too soft
and feminine.” White, working-class Americans—a crucial part
of Trump’s base—were more likely to agree with that statement
than white, college-educated respondents were. . .

“Men used to run everything,” . . . “And now they don’t, and
Hillary Clinton is the apotheosis of these fears.” . . .

Men who fear the rise of women can bask in the reflected
glory of Trump’s testosterone-revved, macho persona. . .
[H]e has repeatedly made statements praising traditional
gender divisions, such as saying the extent of his parenting
would be “supplying funds.” Trump hearkens back to a time
when men were on top. Clinton-supporting women see that nostalgia
as a threat. But to many Trump-supporting men, his rhetoric
is a promise of status restored.
Trump And The Testosterone Takeover Of 2016
October 1, 2016
Danielle Kurtzleben

. . .

When he released his medical records this month, Donald Trump
appeared on the Dr. Oz show to reveal his health information. . .
Oz made one number stand out.

"Your testosterone is 441, which is actually —" Oz said, then paused.
"It's good," he finished with a chuckle.

Trump gave a faint smile and a meaningful eyebrow raise. The crowd
cheered. . .

"We've always coded the upper class as foppish and not really masculine. . .". . .
Trump is, of course, wealthy and powerful himself, but with his
brashness and anger has successfully avoided any upper-class "foppish"
associations. . .

Dale Carrico said...

Having a brain is so gay.