Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Good Christian Bitches

No, it’s not a title for an upcoming reality show. It’s a new series on ABC 

Unsurprisingly, the media has had very little to say about the title of the show. Realistically, if ABC wants to market misogynistic bigoted stereotypes, they should really aim for more of a universal and copious approach. They could do a whole series of spin-offs, like: "Good Islamic Bitches". (Ooohhhh. Did she really write that??) I did. Too much? Too bad. There are Jewish women to remember, as well as Hindus, Buddhists, Agnostics and Atheists. Mormons and Latter-Day Saints shouldn't be ignored, either.

This is not a political post. This is not a thing about partisanship, left vs. right, or anything related to the side of the aisle upon which you vote. This is a human thing, and (more specifically), woman thing. 

Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a slut. Bad noun, Rush. Bad. Granted, Fluke wants her university to pay for a 'friend's' birth control. Odd request, especially to a Catholic university. But whatever...this is America, and absurdity is the norm. 

Limbaugh calling her a 'slut' was definitely not cool. Yes, he is inflammatory. His uber-conservatism is polarizing, and some of his comments are begging for a giant smack upside the head sensitivity training. But here's my question to you: Where is the media when the not-as-trendy conservative Christian women are bashed? 

Where were they when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a C*nt? Or when he joked about Rick Santorum's wife using a vibrator?
Where were they when Joy Behar called Congresswoman Angle a bitch? 

When Olbermann called Michele Malkin a “big mashed-up piece of meat with lipstick on it”?

When Chris Matthews called Hillary Clinton a “she devil”? (I like Hillary. Matthews really ticked me off with that one.)

And where is the media with Good Christian Bitches? Are Christian conservative women not worthy  of being respected in the same way liberal, non-Christian women are? Are Christian women a lesser species? It seems they are, in the eyes of the media.

I wonder how many people will read this post and believe my husband is an immigrant, my kids are minorities, and some of my dearest friends are liberal gay men and Somalian Muslim women? 

No. Impossible. I'm a good Christian bitch, right?

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