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January 22, 2014

Wendy Davis: These Despicable, Sexist Allegations That I Am a Gigantic Liar Constitute a New War on Women on My Womanhood and Also on My Gigantic Lies

Wendy Davis penned an "open letter" which sought to rebut the disclosures about her fabricated personal narrative by employing the crafty technique of not rebutting them at all.

Dear Friend,

As our campaign has gained momentum, our opponents have gotten more and more desperate. But now theyíve stooped to a new low by attacking my family, my education, and my personal story Ė playing politics with the journey that has been my life.

Mine is a story about a teenage single mother who struggled to keep her young family afloat. Itís a story about a young woman who was given a precious opportunity to work her way up in the world. Itís a story about resiliency, and sacrifice, and perseverance.

And youíre damn right itís a true story.

Actually, no, it's a false story, or at least specific details are false, which even one Wendy Davis acknowledged.

This is the most insidious War on Women I've seen yet: They have poor Wendy Davis attacking herself.

You know, I wanted to goof on this -- Davis goes on say this isn't about her "story," which is, you know, false, but about your stories, which hopefully are less false -- but MKH does so much of that that I really would just be copying her if I did the same.

This reminds me of Elizabeth Warren's defense of her own Gigantic Lies. Basically, she just retreats into a position that this is "My Story," and this is a personal thing, and this is a Woman Thing, and you wouldn't understand, so you just have to accept My Story even though it is all one big Gigantic Lie.

See, if it's your "story," you can claim whatever you like. Women, it seems -- and this does appear where we are as far as 21st Century Feminism is concerned -- have a special license to just make things up and not be called out on Gigantic Lies because Shut Up You H8r.

From Elizabeth Warren to Sandra Fluke to Wendy Davis to Hillary Clinton, there is this idea that it's perfectly reasonable to create a... "Composite Narrative" of your own life which includes, um, false details taken from Other Women's Personal Stories.

Usually our androcentric Male Gaze culture has called that kind of thing a "lie." As when Joe Biden claimed to have lived the poor-boy life of British politician Neil Kinnock.

But when these radical feminists due it, the claim is made that they're really "honoring" these other "stories" by weaving them into the rich tapestry of their own narrative.

Or something. I have no idea. All I know is basically progressive women are just entitled to lie about their lives. And Serious You Guys, War on Women.


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