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Ann Coulter channels Men’s Rightsers in her latest attack on single women

All you single ladies get off my lawn!

While single herself, the always belligerent Ann Coulter seems to have a bit of a grudge against other single women — single mothers in particular. In a recent appearance on Fox and Friends, Coulter complained that the Democrats — and the media — were paying too much attention to what women think, and suggested that Romney could win the election without appealing to women — or at least to single women.

Ronald Reagan managed to win two landslides without winning the women’s vote, but it is as you say, it’s striking, it’s not the women’s vote generically, it is the single women’s vote. And that’s because single women look to the government to be their husbands and give them, you know, prenatal care, and preschool care, and kindergarten care, and school lunches.

Huh. Well, this might answer the central question in that National Review piece we discussed yesterday — why Romney isn’t getting 100% support from women, even though he’s the sort of rich guy alpha that evolutionary psychologists suggest is inherently appealing to “hypergamous” (i.e., golddigging) women. Turns out these women are already married to Obama!

The notion of government as a “substitute husband” is, of course, an old Men’s Rights trope. Warren Farrell devoted roughly a third of his Myth of Male Power — the 1993 tome from which the Men’sRights movement still gets most of its talking points — to explicating this particular theme. And it’s one that MRAs today return to again and again and again and again. (The notion of the “husband state” also, not coincidentally, played a role in the sprawling manifesto of mass killer Anders Breivik.)

As for Coulter, this isn’t the first time she’s singled out the single ladies. In a recent appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox, Coulter went after Obama and the Democrats for focusing on what she called the “stupid single women” vote. “And I would just say to stupid single women voters,” she added,

your husband will not be able to pay you child support. If Obamacare goes through and Obama is re-elected, you are talking about the total destruction of wealth in America. It is the end of America as we know it. …

Great, you will get free contraception; you won’t have to pay a $10 co-pay, but it will be the end of America. Think about that!

Coulter is so miffed that single women don’t like Republicans that she’d be willing to give up her own right to vote if it means these “stupid … women” wouldn’t be allowed to vote either. As she once famously explained,

If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women. It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it’s the party of women and ‘We’ll pay for health care and tuition and day care — and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?’

Here’s a much more appealing take on single women. Well, honestly, it’s as terrifying as it is entertaining:

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PosterformerlyknownasElizabeth

Someone may have addressed this but:

Her underlying point was that single women are voting for sustenance via the government. It isn’t false.

Her point is also illogical. All persons who vote have expectations of what the government can and cannot do for them.

A single woman who wants to go to college instead of having to get married and have a baby will vote for politicians who support her opportunity to get the college education.

A single man who wants to have a college education will also vote for someone who will support his chances to get that college education.

A single mother will support someone who will implement policies that create quality education, healthy food access, and other things for her children.

A rich person may vote to exclude the poor from having opportunities and/or abilities to escape being poor.

The list goes on and on. People vote for a vast conflicting set of reasons. And sometimes one party does support the goals of certain segments of the population so they get those votes. It is not because “I want bennies!” it is because “I have these policy goals when it comes to being an American and I want to have my voice heard.”

Her singling out women who are unmarried is merely her trying to get what she wants from the Faux News corporation-her very own daddy government.

katz
9 years ago

Katz, do you never see that dreaded omnivorous green accordion, the tomato hornworm?

Not yet; pests actually haven’t gotten any of my tomatoes. I think they haven’t discovered it yet, it being virgin gardening territory. The bugs do a number on my mint, though.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

Since we have a few gardeners here – has anyone ever tried growing Thai basil? There are a few herbs that I use in such large quantities that it gets expensive, it would in theory be nice to grow them myself, but I don’t have access to a garden so I’m restricted to things that can grow in pots indoors.

(I’d like to grow shiso too, but I know it has a tendency to grow huge, so doesn’t seem ideally suited to growing indoors.)

katz
9 years ago

Cassandra, I started some windowbox mini basil when I was still growing indoors. It got accidentally trampled when we transplanted it outdoors, but it was coming up nicely before that.

Reynardine
Reynardine
9 years ago

Listen, I can’t help it. Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin are two people who evoke a tectonic revulsion in me that Michele Bachman, Nikki Haley, ejusdem generis, and even Phyllis Schlafly do not. I can’t get at it, but something is wrong with them. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong…

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Cassandra, try the windowbox like Katz said. I tried to grow Thai and other basils last year, and well, TX heat + hottest summer in ever did not work. This year the basil is in a much shadier area, and does OK, so a window would probably work for you.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Reynardine, is that some half-ass apology for the garbage you spewed about Coulter earlier?

Ice
Ice
9 years ago

Hey, guys, a bit of an OT question here? I’ve been through this entire thread last night and someone mentioned Stephanie Coontz’s “The Way We Never Were” (thank you!). Now, I’ve read her “Marriage, a History”, and this book definitely sounds interesting. But there’s another she wrote, called “Women’s Work, Men’s Property”, and I can’t seem to find anything about it so just wanted to check here whether anyone read this? Recs? Buy, no buy? I usually buy books in bundles to save on shipping, so…

Thanks again, and sorry for the tangent.

Reynardine
Reynardine
9 years ago

Even Jan Brewer doesn’t. Are there men like that? Yes. Joe Arpaio, Rupert Murdoch, and several images of Dominionists whose names and faces hover around the rim of memory. Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove…

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

The person who gives me that “you are the spawn of Satan, Cthulhu, and a diseased cockroach” feeling is Warren Jeffs. Oddly enough, I can point this out without commenting on his gender presentation.

@hellkell

I don’t really have a good spot in which to put a window box since all my windows have screens, but maybe a spot near a window would work.

Reynardine
Reynardine
9 years ago

It isn’t garbage. She *is* garbage. She’s a goose-honking castrated moose who dares to call other women unwomen.

Reynardine
Reynardine
9 years ago

I do not mean, in describing her, to insult anyone else’s crotch, so please take your crossed hands off your zippers.

Snowy
Snowy
9 years ago

Bullshit. Reynardine, by trying to use trans identity as an insult as if this is the worst and most wrong thing ever you’re insulting everyone with half a brain who isn’t a raging transphobe like yourself.

pecunium
9 years ago

Reynardine: Even Jan Brewer doesn’t. Are there men like that? Yes. Joe Arpaio, Rupert Murdoch, and several images of Dominionists whose names and faces hover around the rim of memory. Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove…

Do you deny them their maleness? If not, then you aren’t treating them the same.

If you are, that’s no better.

It isn’t garbage. She *is* garbage. She’s a goose-honking castrated moose who dares to call other women unwomen.

She may be garbage. She may call other women non-women. Doesn’t make her not a woman. Makes her an evil waste of carbon, but she’s still a woman, and you are still wrong.

pecunium
9 years ago

Cassandra: It’s a slow grower (for basil), and likes a warmer clime than SF. GOod drainage, as much sun as you can get it, regular water and a weak fertiliser (10/10/10 at the most) every week or two.

The fertiliser makes up for the losses in soil nutrition from regular watering, and the root-binding.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Fuck off, Reynardine.

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
9 years ago

Note: Avocado pits are poisonous!

Dracula
Dracula
9 years ago

Reynardine, I have to ask, are you somehow unaware of what a stinking fucking hypocrite you’re being?

If you really “can’t help it”, then keep your damn thoughts to yourself, and think hard about what they say about you.

diogenes the cynic
diogenes the cynic
9 years ago

Anne Coulter is her own shill. I don’t think she believes half the things she says. Ever notice how calculated her inflammatory remarks are, right before one of her books gets published? Yeah. Shill.

diogenes the cynic
diogenes the cynic
9 years ago

Noticed some people talking about home gardens here.

DONT GROW ROOT VEGETABLES AROUND FORMER INDUSTRIAL PARKS, ESPECIALLY IF THE WATER-TABLE AROUND YOU IS HIGH.

Sorry about the capslock. Don’t want anyone to get lead poisoning.

jonatma420
jonatma420
9 years ago

I fucking hate Ann Coulter, she’s a goose-stepping old skank.

titianblue
titianblue
9 years ago

Yawn

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