Sunday, December 20, 2015
Where Echidne Confesses Her Laziness About The US Presidential Debates. And on "Full Vagina Ahead."
This post has to do with all the presidential debates. I haven't followed them this year. In past elections I used to write long posts about the debates, with lots of research, but I got the impression that they weren't that popular.
So laziness set in, and also the fear of getting elections burnout before the actual races (rat races?) even begin. I need to treasure the small political flame which still sputters in my brain, and part of that is not to keep thinking that I've seen this Déjà vu all over again...
Because stuff does repeat.
I promise to do better next year. Still, I can't resist commenting on that "full vagina right away" statement, in the context of the last Republican debate. It came from Ed Deace, a religious conservative radio host from Iowa, and referred to Carly Fiorina, the only female Republican candidate for the presidency. As in "she went full vagina right away," by mentioning aspects of her life which linked to her being a woman. Which seems to be a no-no for Deace.
But imagine, for a minute, that the connotations of all this wouldn't be so bad!* I think (says Echidne, worriedly peeking over the edge of her desk) that the term could have had grrrl power! Like having a jet engine or a giant vacuum cleaner.
For instance, imagine Echidne going "full vagina" at Deace, vacuuming up any head hair he has and wheeling him around like a tornado, just to make him appreciate his own invention, then spitting him out! Quite safely, of course.
* Some of the bad aspects are obvious, as they link to the war against women. Others you can think of for yourself. It's not necessarily bad to have a full vagina, of course (even the reverse!), but that, my friends, is not the business of Ed Deace.