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August 29, 2005

John Roberts Is Not Healthy For Women And Children and Other Living Things...

John Roberts must be stopped. If confirmed, he will drag this nation, kicking and screaming, back to the days when birth control was illegal and the American Womyn was chained to her Easy Bake oven for hours, forced to get perms and wear frilly aprons and churn out endless batches of tacky, decorated cupcakes with little sprinkles on top for hordes of sticky-fingered, whiny urchins who should have been aborted (like decent Wimmyn do, nowadays) instead of going to law school so she could rack up 80 or more billable hours a week while paying an undocumented au pair from Guatemala to care for her 1.5 children. We must not allow a return to those barbaric living conditions: it's like something out of Leave It To Beaver.

It's obvious the man is trying to keep Womyn down. Everyone knows he opposed Equal Pay For Womynkynd. The man actually said it was 'difficult to exaggerate the perniciousness' of the notion that government should set fair wages to make sure Womyn are paid 100 cents on every dollar bill! And we know that this theory is well within the mainstream because no less a person than Ted Kennedy tells us so! And we see it in common practice today -- all over America. Don't we?

We cannot allow Judge Roberts to set Womyn's Rights back 30 years. That would indeed be a tragedy.

We see Roberts' chauvinism and hostility to Womyn's rights clearly in another area. In 1983, he scathingly sneered at a proposal to give wimmyn lower tuition at state colleges and universities in recognition of their lower earning power, calling the policy "discriminatory" and "un-Constitutional". His arrogance is just astounding. Wimmyn have been intellectually and morally superior to men since the Dawn of Time. With our vastly larger cranial capacity and our ability to manage people (which exist despite the well-known fact that there are no emotional or physiological differences between men and women that would justify the centuries of unjust oppression and discrimination visited on the female gender by the white male hegemony) we should be earning MORE than men - not less! Everyone knows it is only the repressive atmosphere of sexual harassment that persists despite the Sexual Revolution and the advances in the legal climate that now allow Wimmyn to sue for gender and pay discrimination that account for disparities in pay between man and wimmyn!

Why, if one didn't know better, one might actually think Roberts believed wimmyn were capable of competing against men in the workplace! Either that, or he is admitting that other racial and ethnic groups have experienced wage discrimination at the hands of the white male hegemony! Either way, it's a good thing Congress ignored Roberts' snide memo and passed this initiative over his objections. His "out-of-the-mainstream', sexist rhetoric won't be allowed to reverse 20 years of hard work by the likes of Ted Kennedy.

And don't be fooled for a moment by the fact that Roberts coached Sandra Day O'Connor before her confirmation hearings... or that she recommended hym whole-heartedly for confirmation shortly after his nomination was announced. He tried to keep her from becoming Chief Justice, you know: apparently he thought it a "crass consideration" to ask the sitting CJ to step aside for an inexperienced "token" female who would immediately be replaced by a second female on the bench, just to score political points and somehow close Reagan's "gender gap". Years later, O'Connor is clearly still traumatized by her run-in with the woman-hating Roberts. Witness her shocked reaction to his nomination:

""That's fabulous!" . . . [John G. Roberts is] "brilliant legal mind, a straight shooter, articulate, and he should not have trouble being confirmed by October. He's good in every way, except he's not a woman."

As crafty as Roberts is at hiding his feelings, Feminists are *not* fooled. Even his tone of voice (which comes through clearly in his writing to anyone Attuned To Such Things) betrays his insensitivity to gender equity issues:

In Slate.com, legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick finds that even if the feminist ideas Roberts criticized were bad, it doesn't get him off the hook because he criticized them in a disrespectful tone. In Lithwick's view, Roberts may be nothing less than ''a woman-hater." Her smoking gun? An article he once wrote opposing the gender integration of an all-boy Catholic school, which included a sexist joke about giggling and blushing blondes in the classroom. This article was written in 1972, when Roberts was a 17-year-old high school junior. Maybe some intrepid reporter will dig deeper and find out what he said about girls in kindergarten.

Roberts' deep and abiding hostility to Wimmyns' liberation can also be seen in his choice of a Life Partner. Many would have expected a man with a high-powered career to choose a meek, mild little Hausfrau to raise his brood of bratty little kids while he jets about the country making the world safe for the Patriarchy. Well Roberts was too smart to fall into that trap!

No! He married a career attorney. A womyn with the same education and professional accomplishments as himself. The perfect camouflage for his reich-wing, Neandrathal, sexist, homophobic, political tendencies. And then he proceeds to allow her to work outside the home, just to further confound the expectations of his opponents!

The man is dangerous. His guilt is manifest through the sheer lack of evidence that he has done anything wrong - just look at all the accusations that have been flung at him, yet not a single one has stuck. That alone should prove he is a slippery character who cannot be trusted.

And we have not even gotten to the worst thing about this extremist, completely unsuitable nominee:

He has a Penis.


Posted by Cassandra at August 29, 2005 09:09 AM

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My "All Girls Have Cooties" Essay, published in New Republic when I was 6, will come back to haunt me if I'm ever nominated for something.

And I have a penis.

Posted by: KJ at August 29, 2005 11:14 AM

And a pair of tacticals to match, I am sure.

Posted by: Crycket at August 29, 2005 11:20 AM

The foregoing was meant for Justice Roberts, the vile oppressor of unwed, cross dressing pregnant hapless toads.

Posted by: Crycket at August 29, 2005 01:00 PM

who are transgendered.

Posted by: Crycket at August 29, 2005 01:01 PM

:)

Posted by: Cassandra at August 29, 2005 01:04 PM

As official spokesman for "The Man", I categorically deny the allegation that Roberts is working for Mr. The Man. Even if he were working for The Man Enterprises, Inc, The Man's umbrella multinational corporation, we would never admit that either.

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Any further attempts to slander or libel Mr. The Man, or The Man Enterprises, Inc., will be met with prompt legal action. If you womyn feel violated now, wait to you get to deal with our high-powered law firm Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe. They won't even kiss you first.

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Posted by: a former european at August 29, 2005 02:54 PM

Heh.

Spoken like a true fascist oppressor.

How many womyn have you crushed beneath the heels of your jackboots today?

Posted by: Cassandra at August 29, 2005 03:01 PM

'scuse plzzz, what means, plzz his penis is slippery?

Posted by: Don Juan Triumphant at August 29, 2005 04:04 PM

Good Lord ...

I think that wins comment of the day - I almost lost half a bottle of water over that one.

Your stuffed marmosett is in the mail.

Posted by: Cassandra at August 29, 2005 04:12 PM

Don't EVER do that to me again when I'm on the phone.

EVER.

Posted by: Cassandra at August 29, 2005 04:13 PM

Hmm...
John Roberts said "Happy Birthday" too me on my B-Day, so he can`t be all bad. Larry too, but he's a Liberal.
Do me a favor and go say "Happy Birthday" to This Lady before midnight.

Oh and tell the cross dressing John Roberts that I said "Hi", and my penis is bigger 'n his.

Posted by: Joatmoaf at August 29, 2005 06:20 PM

Heh... I have no doubt it is, joat :)

Posted by: Cassandra at August 29, 2005 06:32 PM

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