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February 12, 2007

Suspicious: Marcotte Resigns

And she's (of course) fightin' mad about her own decision. She's pretty sure that William Donahue went after her so hard because she has a vagina.

If it's really her own decision, why is she so angry about it? Couldn't such anger have been avoided by, you know, not resigning?

I know I'm going to be called crazy on this, but I have this weird conspiracy-theorist notion that sometimes people aren't completely straight with us about the reasons for their separations from their employers.

Thanks to Jim Treacher for that tip; in case you didn't know about it, check out his new blog, Protein Wisdom.

Maybe the decision had to do with this unhinged review of Children of Men, in which not only does she make it clear her entire sense of aesthetics is thoroughly subservient to/rotted through with her unhinged leftist feminist politics, but also can't seem to be able to fight impugning Chirstianity yet again -- even after having promised she wouldn't.

The title loudly proclaims the movie to be about the Children of Men (very patriarchal sounding), but the one child in the movie is born to a woman...

Really? Born to a woman? Who coulda figured it?

... who is dismissive of the idea that the identity of the father is even relevant. And it makes sense, actually, that if there hadnít been a baby born on earth for an entire generation, the paramount importance of paternity would fade away and the obvious fact that maternity is more time-consuming and immediate would become undeniable. The Christian version of the virgin birth is generally interpreted as super-patriarchal, where god is viewed as so powerful he can impregnate without befouling himself by touching a woman, and women are nothing but vessels.

"Super-patriarchal." That's not the worst she's written about Christianity, but then, the Toga Party wasn't the worst thing that Delta House had done. It was just the thing they'd done on Double Secret Probation.

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty damn shocked to learn she did mean all those bigoted anti-Christian things she wrote, despite her recent declarations to the contrary.

The guy who tipped me to this writes:

This is beyond parody. She uses "patriarchal" as an epithet the way CPUSA stooges used "bourgeois" back in the bad old days. Everything is evaluated in terms of whether it advances the correct political doctrine.

One imagines that at Thanksgiving dinner, her mom asked, "So, how did you like the gravy?" and Amanda answered, "It was too partiarchal. Also, the pecan pie was misogynistic and I felt oppressed by Aunt Zelda's green bean casserole."

What a fearful thing is must be, to organize one's entire life around an ideological abstraction -- "explicitly feminist" film criticism, "explicitly feminist" politics, "explicitly feminist" cat blogging, etc. Once could never accuse Marcotte of taking a no-enemies-to-the-left stance, since no one could possibly be to her left. She's left of Lenin.

Edwards' Angle? Thinking about Edwards' tough decision on Marcotte, it occurs to me there was an overlooked reason to keep her on the staff-- had she quit, she would have been free to be her own vagina-proud self, and Edwards would have had zero control over her -- and yet every bigoted thing she wrote would be connected with him, as he made the decision to hire her.

Well, now she's in full-out Vaginal Avenger mode. And Edwards is even more on the hook for this crap now -- not only did he hire her, he re-affirmed the decision to hire her.

Can't wait.

O'Reilly, Malkin, Powers: Video. Good stuff.

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