Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What Aimai said

Megan, this is a scream:

The point, aimai, is that "lipstick" is being used as a perjorative. Lipstick is only something that is worn by women. The very term implies that femininity is in some important way lesser. And it would never have been written about a man. How do you not understand that this is sexism?

There are plenty of things to criticize about me without dragging my gender into it.

Posted by Megan McArdle | April 16, 2008 12:02 PM

Of course there would be "plenty of things to criticize about" you if your thoughts on politics weren't so transparently childish and uninteresting. Why bother? You are a self satisfied, incoherent, uninteresting, product of upper class privilige. You mistake the life you lead for something you "do" rather than something you act out. You mistake the "ideas" that you spout for something you've thought about rather than something you've parrotted from poorly digested libertarian tracts. You suck up to your social equals and betters, ignore or kick down those you think your inferiors. The rights you champion qua libertarian you sell out in a second qua crypto conservative. Even your feminist posturing comes on top of your anti feminist lectures to other women on how their feminism isn't the right one. And now you want to bitch about the word lipstick? Puh-lease. You haveve no more idea of the politics and economics that underpins your world than my cat does of the can opener. In two years you will have been booted from the atlantic when they find some younger, prettier, cheaper version of you and all that will be left of you will be the phrase "lipstick libertarian." Its not because the atlantic is sexist that they hired you (though you are offensive to actual women) and it won't be because they are sexist that they terminate you. Its because your musings are, literally, a dime a dozen and even at that you are probably overpaid.


Posted by aimai | April 16, 2008 12:38 PM

Also, let's start a list of men who wear lipstick. There's already Eddie Izzard, how's about David Bowie? Oh, and Heath Ledger sorta wore lipstick as the Joker, how can Megan forget him and miss a chance to laugh about his death? Then there's the male portion of the Kiss Army.


Clever Pseudonym said...

Every hair metal band from the 80s.

NutellaonToast said...

Does chapstick count?

spencer said...

Then there's the male portion of the Kiss Army.

Hey now, I never did wear lipstick in those days. Looking back on it now, that's probably why my annual Officer Fitness Reports were always so mediocre.