Daily Kos Week in Review: The He-Man Woman-Haters Club

A key part of the left's narrative about American politics is that conservatives hate not only  minorities (e.g., blacks, Latinos, gays) but also a majority group: women, who, according to the 2010 census, make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population. Of course, it's absurd to accuse anyone of misogyny (and worse) simply because he or she is pro-life, but that didn't stop two Kossacks from doing so this past week.     

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

BroadBlogs: Pro-lifers resemble totalitarians

...The 20th century’s most loathsome regimes focused on controlling women’s reproduction. The Nazis closed family planning centers and outlawed abortion, eventually making it a capital offense...Stalin banned abortion...Today China forces abortion and sterilization...

America’s right-wing extremists look eerily similar to these despots, lending an ironic twist to their claim of being all about freedom through free markets.

Markets must be free. But women must be controlled?

Kaili Joy Gray: Nyah, nyah, the personhood amendment lost

Suck it, forced birthers.

...Mississippi voters...decided to reject "biological ignorance." So for now, pregnant women won't be cruising in the carpool lanes...

Hunter: Modern conservatism = conspiracy theories...

...Conservatives losing an election is considered not a blow to their ideology, but a plot against them...
 
It is this lack of separation between mere "conservatism" and the far-right that is eminently blamable for these constant episodes of minor, major or thwarted domestic terrorism...
 
...The conservative right at this point can do little else but fearmonger...There is nothing but the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories, at this point. I have never been one to take the intellectual side of conservatism seriously, but at least there once was an intellectual side. You would be damn hard pressed to find such a thing now...

Hunter: ...many of them racist

...It seems a given at this point that tea party-ism seems to go so strongly hand-in-hand with racist conspiracy theories. It was supposed to be about taxes, of course, but they gave that up long ago; now it's just the same far-right crowd moaning about Agenda 21 and immigrants and those suspicious brown people over there. It's old, tired and dull, but apparently prejudice is the only thing that can reliably rally conservatives to meetings...

Kwik: Cain is dumb and submissive

...I guess it's OK [for conservatives] to act like you support a black man, as long as he's a stupid one who bows to the thrones of Limbaugh and the Kochs...

Daniel Koeker: Socialism isn't scary

...For some, bringing up this word in conversation is like jumping out of a closet and grabbing them by the shoulders as you scream, 'Boo!' It's a buzz word that has taken America by storm as a way to make people afraid of just about anything. Just include this word to describe a bill, measure, idea or proposition and you'll immediate have immense support to shut it down. Knowing what socialism actually is or what the idea entails is irrelevant...

Tom Johnson
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