Are you fucking kidding me?

From MSNBC, some real journalism:

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s acknowledgment that she suffers from migraines has sparked debate about whether her headaches should keep her out of the White House.

Of course (OF COURSE), women are much more likely to suffer from migraines than men.  Imagine if she has her period and a migraine all at once.  How would a presidency survive?

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2 thoughts on “Are you fucking kidding me?

  1. Attempted wedge. Don’t fall for it.

    The idea is to make attacking MB an anti-feminist thing, which splits the left.

    Any of her many, many vulnerabilities are fair game, even if they affect women more than men.

    As a man who suffers from migraines, I do see them as a potential issue for a President. They can uncontrollably and unpredictably take a person out of action for a day or more at a time at the worst possible moment, and while that isn’t a disqualification, it is a legitimate concern.

    Being concerned about how MB is treated as a woman is one of those niceties that we on the Left like to indulge in, and in a normal political climate I’d approve. But the Right has declared war, and everything including whether birth control ought to be legal and whether slavery is really bad is on the table, we can’t afford to play nice. Her side would prefer that she wasn’t allowed to vote, I’ve got no problem with our side not being polite to her as a woman.

    So hell yeah, her PMS is fair game, if it comes to that, but let’s focus on the many, many better reasons she ought not to be President. But maybe we should let her get nominated first…

  2. I don’t care how much I hate a politician’s view points and how much I don’t want them elected – I refuse to put everything on the table. If her PMS is fair game, then my PMS is fair game. And I’m not okay with that. Ever. In any circumstance. Misogyny is misogyny and it hurts everyone every single time it happens.

    I, too, suffer from migraines and I understand how bad and incapacitating they can be, but to say that this SPECIFIC medical condition that affects many more women than men should be taken into consideration just reeks of patriarchy and misogyny. And I truly believe if Tim Pawlenty suffered from migraines, we wouldn’t hear a thing about it.

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