Kleinheider’s got a little post from today about how… um, well, I’m not sure. But I think the point of the post is that, if white guys run around being all progressive, they ought to not be surprised when women and minority voters treat them just like any other progressive candidate.
I don’t want to dwell on the post. I’m more interested in something Brittney said in the comments:
He also just said, regarding Ann Coulter’s Clinton-is-gay quip: “She has a point.”
Kleinheider, of course, declined to elaborate and so I am forced to use my powers of psychic discernment to guess what Kleinheider thinks Ann Coulter’s point is.
Is it that Clinton’s rampant promiscuity is “reminiscent of a bathhouse”?
Or is it that “there is something narcissistic about homosexuality.”
I’m going to presume that Kleinheider is utterly unfamiliar with what goes on in a bathhouse and so I’m going to guess that he believes there’s something narcissistic about homosexuality, because, as Coulter explains, “It’s just this obsession with your own — with your own essence. […] Because you’re in love with someone who looks like you.”
And then I’m going to point you to Amanda Marcotte’s astute discussion about how a hatred of homosexuality is really just a coded way of talking about a hatred of sexuality all together.
And then I’m going to say something I should have said a long time ago, but have been avoiding because I didn’t want the hassle. But here it goes:
It’s almost impossible to detangle a hatred of male homosexuals from a hatred of women, and, if you are a man, a self-loathing that seems almost pathological.
Let’s start with the term cock-sucker, just to illustrate. Why is calling a man a cock-sucker an insult? Because sucking cock is gross? Because it’s something women do?
Well, fuck you. I’m a woman. I like to suck cock. Using the things that bring me pleasure as an insult against another man? What the fuck? How much must you hate me to consider the things I love insults?
But it’s not just an insult to the cock-suckers. It’s really an insult to the cock-suckees as well. Why is sucking cock so gross? Women put lots of things in our mouths and those things aren’t rendered instantly gross. No one is saying “Fuck you, you water drinker! You broccoli eater! You thumb sucker!” No, cock-sucker works only because y’all seem to believe that, inherently, a penis is kind of disgusting.
That’s really too bad.
Y’all need a movement yourselves. Something better than the patriarchy, which has, sadly, resulted in the fucked up mess y’all are in now where power is consolidated among a very few rich, white, men and the rest of you scramble like half-starved dogs to fight over and defend your claim on any of the left-over scraps.
Maybe you could call it penisody or cocklitude or something, a movement dedicated to penis love and acceptance. You could just spend a little time each day taking your penis in hand, giving it a good long look, and saying to yourself, “Hey, my penis is kind of cool. People who want to touch it in order to make me feel good are not dirty sinners who should burn in hell, but kind people I should be good to.”
Ha, that’d be so awesome.