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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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Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
9 years ago

Projecting again.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection

drashizu
drashizu
9 years ago

Before we can find solutions to get deadbeat dads to come back we need to find out what makes them in the first place. That’s where I’d start.

So, specifically, what do you think causes deadbeat dads to leave?

Tmason
Tmason
9 years ago

As a general rule, I am in support of shared parenting responsibilities. But what if the man is abusive to the mother or the child(ren)? What if there are irreconcilable differences between the mother and father, and it would cause massive disruption for the children to try to force 50/50 shared custody?

The “irreconcilable differences” causing the two people to split apart are already severely disruptive to the children, so that’s a moot point.

The case of abusive fathers speak for themselves and as such we build options for them. That said, the vast majority of men are not abusive towards the children and should play an extremely active part of the child’s life. Weekend daddy shouldn’t cut it.

cloudiah
9 years ago

TMason, there is a solution if you feel people are inaccurately projecting what your positions are.

Ready?

State clearly what your positions are.

Tmason
Tmason
9 years ago

Oh fuck you. You’re another one of those “what about the poor menz, how are we discouraging them from committing” MRA bullshitters. We’re “discouraging” men to be adults by telling them they’re entitled to a compliant sex-slave wife-mother who will always be thin and ready for sex and will stay in the kitchen while the adult manbaby is busy with the “important” work of pontificating on the internet in between bouts of texting “tits or GTFO” to women players on World of Warcraft. You make all sorts of assumptions about people you don’t know but bristle when it’s done to you. Swallow your medicine, you big fucking baby.

This Ad Hominem™ Attack has been brought to you by Twisted Spinster, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Fuck Off And Die MRA Clowns Company.

So you are angry at others (in this case MRAs) and throwing that anger unto me. Got it.

Effie
Effie
9 years ago

CEO pay has risen 127 times faster than workers’ pay over the last 30 years.

Since 1978, CEO pay at American firms has risen 725 percent, more than 127 times faster than worker pay over the same time period, according to new data from the Economic Policy Institute:

“From 1978 to 2011, CEO compensation increased more than 725 percent, a rise substantially greater than stock market growth and the painfully slow 5.7 percent growth in worker compensation over the same period.”

In 1978, CEOs took home 26.5 times more than the average worker. They now make roughly 206 times more than workers, EPI found. The pay isn’t always tied to the performance of their businesses — as ThinkProgress has noted, CEOs at companies like Bank of America often pocket huge pay increases even as the company’s stock price plummets and jobs are cut.

Workers’ wages aren’t tied to productivity either. Despite substantial gains in productivity since the 1970s, worker pay has remained flat. According to Labor Department data cited by the Huffington Post, inflation-adjusted wages fell 2 percent in 2011.

But hey, greed is good, right? Or is it what’s good for the individual isn’t good for society? Maybe I’m just confused in my silly ladybrain.

aworldanonymous
9 years ago

Oh, I get it, this troll is another “agorist” who believes that the individual should be an island without any need of help from anyone else ever.

cloudiah
9 years ago

The “irreconcilable differences” causing the two people to split apart are already severely disruptive to the children, so that’s a moot point.

No. See, once they’ve split up, the irreconcilable differences probably won’t be as disruptive for the children, who are no longer seeing their parents fight every day and instead get to see them go on with their lives, find more appropriate partners, restore their emotional health, etc.

The case of abusive fathers speak for themselves and as such we build options for them. That said, the vast majority of men are not abusive towards the children and should play an extremely active part of the child’s life. Weekend daddy shouldn’t cut it.

What options should we build for abusive men?

the twisted spinster
the twisted spinster
9 years ago

“So you are angry at others (in this case MRAs) and throwing that anger unto me.”

Uh, yeah, genius, I’m “throwing that anger at” you because it’s obvious you’re one of their fellow travelers, with your boohooing about poor weekend daddies and your pseudo-worry about all those broken marriages. If it looks and quacks like a duck it’s a fucking duck. You are a duck.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
9 years ago

For the love of Jeebus, just say what you think! I know you think that by pussyfooting around and JAQing off you can make yourself a small target for counterargumnents, but a) it’s not working; people are attacking you anyway and b) if I don’t know exactly what you’re getting at no one can effectively argue but, get this, no one can really agree either.

cloudiah
9 years ago

I bring you pineapple zombie.

Tmason
Tmason
9 years ago

Not always, but nice sweeping generalization. Ever hear of food deserts? Ever notice that fresh produce and definitely organic is more expensive? You going to give these single slatterns the means to pay for these nutritious homemade lunches?

I know, you just want these women at home not working, taking jobs away from the manly men.

Food deserts are a simple case of supply and demand. A catch 22 if you will.

There needs to be a demand for the produce for the companies to stock it; but people can’t drive up the demand based on much of what we are talking about.

With the underlying point, however, it is still cheaper to buy food in the store (healthy or not) and cook it yourself versus buying it pre-made.

Tmason
Tmason
9 years ago

Yep. My grandfather ran away from my grandmother, abandoning not just her but their three daughters, during the Depression. Speaking of the Depression, I’ll bet if tmason were alive then he’d be against soup kitchens. “Why should we be feeding those people? Let them find jobs!”

Projecting always says more about you than it does about me.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
9 years ago

With the underlying point, however, it is still cheaper to buy food in the store (healthy or not) and cook it yourself versus buying it pre-made.

he said, completely ignoring the value of preparation time, which increases significantly for low-income people.

cloudiah
9 years ago

Boring troll is still boring. You know what isn’t boring? A cranky bulldog puppy:

Effie
Effie
9 years ago

Tmason, if you’re the same tmason I was in law school with this past year in Massachusetts, I’m going to have some choice things to say next time I see you. Because the Tmason I know from law school is actually a decent guy and I would hate for him to have fallen to your level.

cloudiah
9 years ago

completely ignoring the value of preparation time, which increases significantly for low-income people.

The time of low-income people is of little value! Therefore, this is not a significant cost!

Polliwog
Polliwog
9 years ago

D’awww, bulldog puppy. He is so grumbly and squeaky and wrinkly!

aworldanonymous
9 years ago

Food deserts are a simple case of supply and demand. A catch 22 if you will.

There needs to be a demand for the produce for the companies to stock it; but ponies can’t drive up the demand based on much of what we are talking about.

With the underlying point, however, it is still cheaper to buy food in the store (healthy or not) and cook it yourself versus buying it pre-made.

Yep, definitely an agorist/voluntaryist. Maybe this one’s Joe.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
9 years ago

I think that the 1980 film Flash Gordon was better than Star Wars.

I have now made a more definite, substantive and controversial statement than Tmason has or, I suspect, will.

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

No, people can ask. Instead, people leaped into assumptions because it was easy to shoot someone down.

Okay, so this was a while ago and all, but I have to ask: is it 1995 again?! Is Tmason my 8 year old brother? Hey Tmason, if you wave your finger in my face am I not allowed to get mad because you’re not touching me?

creativewritingstudent
creativewritingstudent
9 years ago

@aworldanonymous

If I knew where they lived I’d go disconnect their sewage disposal system in a heartbeat, see how long they last without all that government-sponsored shit removal.

I’d supply them with the necessary cholera treatments if they’re really pigheaded, because I am sort of a nice person like that.

(I love the sewage example. 1. It’s a very basic universal need 2. people never think of it and 3. the consequences of it not being there are obviously foul.)

blitzgal
9 years ago

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

Citation needed.

clairedammit
clairedammit
9 years ago

That said, the vast majority of men are not abusive towards the children and should play an extremely active part of the child’s life. Weekend daddy shouldn’t cut it.

So, you’re calling for fathers to actively participate in their children’s lives in lieu of government support? That sounds good (where it’s possible, of course.). You do realize that government support for children comes in the form of money or things money can buy, right? So you’re pro-child support then, right?

cloudiah
9 years ago

When puppy shook his paw at the camera at about 0:08 I almost died of the cuteness.

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