Brooke Hogan Colluder Of The Week

image As part of my goal to fight sexism one of things that I am dedicated to doing is fighting the colluders.  Just like every social institution, patriarchy is dependent upon women to function.  When women participate in our denigration it limits our ability to succeed. 

In a clip that can be seen at Jezebel, Ms. Hogan states the following.

“I am not actually into voting. I think that it is kind of crazy that a woman is running because I think that women (sic) a lot of emotions, menopause and PMS and stuff. Like I’m so moody all the time, I know I wouldn’t be able to run a country because I’d be crying one day and yelling at people the next day.”

This mental idiot even has her own show.  Spewing this kind of nonsense and rhetoric publicly gives credence to the claims of the hateful misogynists  that certain characteristics are inherently female, and others inherently male.  By reifying this nonsense Ms. Hogan is participating in her own marginalization, and as such has earned Womanist Musings first Colluder Of The Week Award.   We are no more subject to our biology than men and further, even if we were to give credence to these ridiculous claims, it is problematic in that traits assigned to masculine identities are privileged over those assigned to female. In a world that is actively engaged in destruction and war, why is it that nurturing and love is considered a negative?  Perhaps if we were tackle the problems that plague our little blue planet from the position that everyone is equal and worthy of respect, there would be a lot less pain and suffering.

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