So, Braisted is up in arms that the feminists are all up in arms about Jon Favreau being a massive ass-hat.
Maybe they should’ve thought through the political ramifactions of this photo being released to the public and being run through the prism of postmodern feminist theory…but I’m guessing it was a fraction of a second decision made after having had quite a few beers over the course of a very long day. If Obama cut short the career of one of the most promising political speechwriters of our generation for politically expedient reasons, I’d lose a tremendous amount of respect for him.
I have but one comment. If progressive men want progressive women to be a part of the progressive movement, you need to at least act like you get our concerns. You want to do right in the world? Then fucking do right.
Starting with, when you’re feeling pissed at a woman, or proud of your work defeating her as a worthy opponant, or whatever, refrain from celebrating by demeaning her sexually. Because, let me clue you in, gentlemen, while you might think it’s hilarious to grab a woman’s breast or to mimick grabbing a woman’s breast or joke about grabbing a woman’s breat, we’re not laughing.
Having your boob grabbed when you’d rather it not be grabbed is always infuriating and often pretty fucking terrifying.
If you don’t understand that, and if you don’t understand why we’d rather you not joke about it, THEN YOU SHOULDN’T BE WRITING SPEECHES FOR ANY DEMOCRAT.
If you are with us, then you need to be with us. Simple as that.
If we really are liberals or progressives or whatever the fuck we’re calling ourselves this week, then we don’t get to put off being good to each other until some other, more convenient time–you know, when you’re not drunk, when you’re not trying to impress your friends, when you aren’t so in need of blowing off a little steam, once you’re done winning the election.
We’re either all in together or we’re not.
It doesn’t look like Favreau is going to lose his job, but who gives two shits if he does? It’s not like he’s the only guy who knows the cure for cancer, so that we have to put up with all sorts of bad behavior or otherwise people will suffer. He’s just a dude who can string some words together. Lots of folks can do that.