Laf Bruce Jenner

Look, I could give a shit whether he’s found he wants to publicly suck donkey dicks whilst getting pounded by gay Catholic priests from behind…while nuns look on doing little circles.

…It was only recently that I even was aware of the deal at all, but Janet “JudgyBitch” Bloomfield’s post crossed my email and made me laf uproariously and it would be untoward of me to not share it instanter: Let’s talk about Bruce Jenner.

What I find interesting about the Bruce Jenner situation is the notion of privilege and power. Jenner lives in a house filled with crazy, beautiful and incredibly wealthy women who use their looks to generate enormous amounts of income. Surely, it must be clear to him and everyone who watches these fame whores that the power to use tits and ass and turn it into cash resides with women. Good luck with the whole “women are oppressed” shtick at Casa Jenner. The whole Jennner/Karashian bankroll demonstrates beautifully that money determines privilege, not gender, and not race. Bruce is now set to join the powerful women of his clan as one of their own, and good for him. I don’t fault these women for stripping down for cash – they understand their ability to generate the big bucks lies in their looks and they are taking full advantage of that.

I just want the conversation to be honest. Don’t give me any crap about “patriarchy” and “oppression” when the size of your ass impacts your bank account so directly.

What I find depressing about the reaction to Bruce is that in order to elicit compassion and kindness and understanding and support, he needed to announce that he was, in fact, a woman. There’s the whole MHRM argument in a nutshell. Bruce the Olympic athlete, Bruce the gold-medal man, Bruce the world record holder got to suck it up, man up, shut up and expect nothing in terms of emotional support and empathy. Now that he’s a woman, or soon will be one, the media goes mad to offer him the kindness they deny to men. You can bet the feminist media in particular will trip over themselves to provide Bruce the woman with all the support they routinely refuse to offer men. Bruce now no longer needs to be taught not to rape, because he has magically lost the ability to rape, amirite? Bruce will now be the automatic victim of domestic violence (assuming it’s a man who hits him and not one of those psycho women he lives with). Bruce is now under no obligation to provide evidence for any accusations of sexual assault he cares to make. Bruce is now oppressed, victimized, and in need of rights.

Bruce is joining the privileged caste, and it will be interesting to watch and see if he understands that his transition will be more than just physical – it will be social and cultural, too.

You go girl. I don’t care what you think about Janet. You’re not as smart as she is. She knows how to unpack shit. Essentially, the only thing I have with her ever is the drum beat on same topic, but it’s what it is.

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  1. Bret on April 27, 2015 at 05:42

    I admit with minimal embarrassment that I “watched” the Diane Sawyer interview — meaning I conjugated ancient Greek verbs with an occasional upward glance while my wife sat next to me watching intently — and rolled my eyes almost the entire time.

    1. This gender confusion is definitely a first-world “problem,” created by a culture of enabling that encourages people to dramatize and obsess over otherwise ordinary (occasional, mild) curiosities and doubts. It’s what happens when people spend years, decades in instinctually sterile environments, wallowing in self absorption and chronically overstimulated by electronic media.

    2. I’m not fully convinced this isn’t a marketing gimmick. Bruce Jenner has not been an athlete for some time, and his income is certainly diminishing. I’ve seen his personality on display while my wife has watched his cash cow reality show, and he has never struck me as a man with womanly preponderances. The legions of touchy feely “experts” can say what they will, but that’s my gut reaction and I have plenty reason to trust that over these overeducated, government-funded psychos.

    3. Speaking of which, this one “expert” bitch on the interview mentioned that the youngest potential victim of gender confusion she had ever encountered was 18 MONTHS old. I think that claim speaks for itself, and speaks volumes about the aforementioned culture of enabling. I wanted to throw a brick through the screen.

    Bruce Jenner, and anyone else for that matter, can stick whatever he wants into as many of his natural or artificial orifices as he wants, as often as he wants, and I don’t have any ability to stop him. If I tried to harass him for that or any other reason, he would rightly halt my efforts with a firearm. But going onto TV to talk about it does not make him brave or pitiable. There’s no reason he can’t do what the rest of us do and make his personal choices without feeling sorry for himself…or drawing others into feeling sorry for him.

    • Onlooker on April 27, 2015 at 12:17

      I don’t give a shit either, and I’ve barely known of his presence over the last several years (though it’s hard to avoid all references to this drama queen clan he’s got going).

      The thing that strikes me is that he’s not doubt got some real “issues” that manifest in his multiple (I assume it several at least) cosmetic surgeries that have turned him into a freak ala Michael Jackson or Joan Rivers. I mean good god, that’s not natural.

      Just the latest chapter of the cultural freak show. As it ever was, so it shall ever be (apparently).

    • Patricia on April 28, 2015 at 05:54

      Actually Bruce Jenner doesn’t need Kardashian money–he owns an aviation company and has done quite well for himself over the years.

      What amuses me is that he’s like “I want to be a woman, in my heart I’m a woman …” but doesn’t want to be referred to as “her” just yet. A couple of articles I read made sure to note that “Bruce is not yet using feminine pronouns.” I almost strained an optic nerve with my eye roll.

  2. John on April 27, 2015 at 07:18

    JB is one of the few bloggers I follow. She sees all issues she writes about as a men’s rights issue, which makes for redundant writing. Regardless, her posts are well written and at times incredible.

  3. Wenchypoo on April 27, 2015 at 12:01

    he wants to publicly suck donkey dicks whilst getting pounded by gay Catholic priests from behind…while nuns look on doing little circles.

    I guarantee you there’s now porn of this scenario out there somewhere…Rule 34 and all that.

  4. pzo on April 27, 2015 at 14:20

    Janet’s been on my radar for a year or more. Her perspectives (mostly) are real eye openers spoken with an arrow of accuracy to puncturing our cultural myths.

    I started on this road back in the 1990’s with Dr. Farrell’s “The Myth of Male Power.” I discovered it in the library and then bought it to re-read several times. What an eye opener! (He was kicked off of the NY board of NOW for pulling the wizard’s curtain back.)

    There’s nothing more powerful in this world than the human pussy, then you couple it with alleged powerlessness and you have a recipe for social disaster.

    Signed, a man whose mother, her mother, and his three daughters have never felt powerless.

    • yeah right on April 27, 2015 at 20:32

      I’d be more convinced of that if they were actually here speaking for themselves.

      And of course there’s always the possibility of delusion, or of skewed perspectives.

  5. yeah right on April 27, 2015 at 20:31

    The patriarchy’s idea of a woman with “power” is a woman who is gorgeous enough to use tits and ass to appeal to dudes.

    That’s it.

    Nothing else.

    A guy can be butt-ass-ugly and go buy a business and turn it into a megacorporation and he’s not only got power, he can pass that power on to his kids. Doesn’t matter if his nose falls off.

    Let’s talk about what happens to women when our noses fall off. Two words: Jennifer Gray.

    But keep telling yourself that women have more power just because people talk nicely sometimes to the pretty ones.

    Bruce Jenner isn’t trying to get power, he’s trying to get his rocks off playing femmey. There seem to be two classes of “transwoman” in the world: female fetishists, and homosexuals tired of being gay-bashed. There may be others, but those are the classes that doctors and researchers have actually noticed.

    (I’ve met a female fetishist before. Sold “her” Avon in fact. Visiting that apartment was an INTERESTING experience–photos of naked women in various porny positions, EVERYWHERE. So I think there is something to this idea, but of course the postmodern centrists won’t allow any discussion of such.)

    And of course a guy fulfilling his fantasy is more important than anything. Which is why the pretty women have any power at all.

    If they’re rich pretty women. Poor pretty women get to be sold into prostitution. Welfare mamas, lock up your daughters. NOW.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 27, 2015 at 20:35

      I think you’re full of shit.

      Don’t complain to me if you haven’t groked how to use female power.

      You insult billions who do.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 27, 2015 at 22:22

      And you know what, dumb cunt?

      I just got back from Los Zacatitos, Mexico, where I’m looking to rent a cool place. Spent the last 5 days interacting with the two primary neighbors, two older women, far from hot.

      One is mid 60s who owns an acre in this remote place off the grid. She’s been doing the drive from Minnesota for 15 years, twice a year, to spend six months and build up her place a bit at a time. When she hits the Mexican border, only 1,200 miles to go to the tip of Baja. She drives it alone, always has.

      The other is a Mexican woman who lives alone too and has built an amazing place a bit at a time.

      I meet women of true power all the time, because I grew up amongst women who were not particularly attractive, had accomplished men, and I guess I picked up stuff as a kid about how fucking awesome women are, and it began with great grandmother, grandmothers and a mom.

      I loved women years and years before my first hard on.

      You’re a stupid cunt but worse, you’re fucking shallow as a mud puddle.

    • John S on April 29, 2015 at 08:27

      “A guy can be butt-ass-ugly and go buy a business and turn it into a megacorporation and he’s not only got power, he can pass that power on to his kids. Doesn’t matter if his nose falls off.””

      You don’t have to be a man to do that. You just need to have the intellect and creativity to develop a unique and interesting business idea, the ambition and drive to spend months upon months applying for small business loans and venture capital, and the tenacity to sit down and make 150-200 cold calls every day for years on end in order to drive interest in your business and make sales. Why, you can even be a hideously ugly and obese female and do all that. The one thing you definitely CAN’T be though is a whining and pathetic victim.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 29, 2015 at 09:04

      Right on, John S.

      Essentially, I don’t give a fuck about “women” with panties in a bunch, insisting I care. I just came from a place where I met a load of self-empowered women who live off grid, on their own, from 6-12 months per year, and some in their 70’s having been doing the 1,200 mile drive down the Baja peninsula solo for 20 years and more. Two of them are going to be my neighbors.

      Some stupid whiny cunt said in some other comment that I profess to “love” women.

      Indeed i do, WOMEN being the operative word.

      I am fucking sick to death with spoiled little brat girls occupying the bodies of what only look like women. Men have been literally giving their lives for real women for millennia and choke up over the prospect of letting a good one fall through the cracks. Not enough for the girl-cunts though. Never will be.

      Fuck them, leave them. No quarter.

  6. Gina on April 27, 2015 at 23:33

    Privileged caste? Come on. Yes, life is easier if you are beautiful – man or woman. Comparing a beautiful woman’s considerable power in interactions to a plain woman’s (or a man’s) is nonsensical, especially considering that Bruce Jenner has decided to become – let’s face it – an ugly, middle-aged woman. Does anyone really think that he is somehow better off as an unattractive, middle-aged woman? I’m not sure what the author of the quoted text is saying. Does she think that a 65-year-old transgendered woman will somehow be able to cash in on her tits and ass?

    And being taught not to rape? WTF? Does she think men are being oppressed in this way? I’m not sure what she’s saying. She also seems to think that domestic violence is equally harmful to both genders, which boggles the mind.

    Brothers, please tell me you don’t buy this shit.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 27, 2015 at 23:54


      You should do some research on Judgy Bitch Janet Bloomfield.

      Then decide how far you wish to take your derision.

      A suggestion.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 27, 2015 at 23:56

      …and by the way, the pure text of your comment exposes that you really are not getting the slightest nuance of the issue at hand.

    • sassysquatch on April 28, 2015 at 04:33

      You made me reread the post.

      I think I get it now.

      And yes, Janet is way smarter than I am!!

    • John on April 28, 2015 at 08:14

      Domestic violence being equally harmful to both genders “boggles the mind”?

      I am a pretty good troll catcher but sometimes I can’t tell.

    • Gina on April 28, 2015 at 11:06


      Yes, it boggles my mind. If my boyfriend and I take turns hitting each other, it’s not going to be equally harmful to each us. It just seems like that should be obvious.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 28, 2015 at 11:46

      You’re still full of shit, Gina.

      If you and your boyfriend take turns hitting each other, it may be bad.

      You can send him to prison or fuck up his life majorly with a few words of testimony. He can’t send you to prison and he’ll be called a sissy boy and admonished to suck it up he deserved it if he even tried. This is the fucking point, dumbshit.

      You are unbelievably shallow and imperceptive, if not a stupid cunt.

    • Steven on April 29, 2015 at 17:08

      I was once involved in a domestic abuse case.

      My ex tossed a vase at me and cracked my 2 front teeth. I was not watching her. She blindsided me. She then called the cops to have me arrested for abuse. I did not touch her.

      11 pigs showed up and 7 paramedics to assess her and protect her. I had blood streaming from my mouth. I had to stand outside in the cold while they looked her over. For 30 min. 2 cops watched me the entire time and took my statement. I did not touch her. She was upset because I did not look a pair of boots she did. She could not handle her emotions. WHAT A MAN DOESN’T AGREE WITH ME!!!!! She hated me for it.

      I digress.

      One of the cops watching me the entire time goes and asks what is going to happen. He comes back much surprised… In his 17 years he has never arrested a girl for domestic abuse. This was his first. The entire team was taken aback. I was a bloody mess. She was unscathed. If I had left even a bruise it would have been me. I would have gone to lock up. She was jailed and prosecuted.

      I saw first hand how fair laws are. Not at all. I have a control on my anger. If I did not I would be labeled an abuser for life. She was the aggressor and they took her side until the very end. Even with the preponderance of proof. I was the law breaker until they figured out there was no way of pinning me to the abuse.

      Women have it made…

    • Bret on April 29, 2015 at 21:08

      That story is pretty appalling, Steven.

      That said, I do see some hope on the horizon. More and more people do seem to be gaining an awareness of how uncool it is to be a worthless, entitled little victim — not that you’d know it from watching the news networks. Also, the federally approved sexual assault prevention training I am treated to every year makes a point to emphasize that men have been on the receiving end of this kind of abuse and deserve protection from it as well.

      That doesn’t discount or diminish the problems your experience illustrates. But I think those cops’ reaction was much more due to human nature than bad laws. Either way, it’s a good reminder of why fewer laws are better than more.

    • Gina on April 29, 2015 at 21:13


      Yikes. We’ve had great interactions in the past, and I thought we were friendly. Now I’m a stupid cunt?

      Yes, if me and my boyfriend took turns hitting each other he might go to prison and his life would be fucked up – but I’d be in the hospital. This is what I mean by “harm.”

      Oh, well, your blog has gotten boring as fuck, and it turns out you probably are a misogynist. Good luck with your issues. Vaya con dios.

    • Steven on April 29, 2015 at 21:23

      Gina, please define misogynist? How does it apply to Richard? I just want to be on the same page. I get tired of people name calling with out an explanation.

      You did not read my story did you. You as a woman can hit your boyfriend and cause bodily harm and the law will begrudgingly arrest you. You can hit him 10 times and be the first to hit. He hits you in self defense after you pummel he goes to jail.

      By law you are allowed to cause harm. He is not. He is a target.

      Bret, thank you and I agree on all you points to a degree. The laws truly favor women so cops favor those laws. And yes few laws would lead to a better society all together.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 30, 2015 at 07:06


      See this is what I mean.

      1. Just because we had great interactions in the past on one topic does not mean we’ll necessarily have them on every issue.

      2. Just because I may find you astute in one area doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll find you astute in all areas.

      3. My knowledge and experience of you as a whole person is as vastly limited as yours is with mine. This isn’t IRL.

      4. Just because I deride one woman in one topical area is not being derisive to all woman in all areas.

    • Bret on April 30, 2015 at 20:17

      Don’t get your feelings hurt, Giner. Not to go all Tony Robbins on you, but only you can allow words to bother you.

      Perhaps not everyone shares your perspective that a boyfriend and girlfriend in a fight is unquestionably lopsided to the male’s advantage. Steven’s story should provide some perspective to that effect. For what it’s worth, I think he’s absolutely right. If he had laid a flimsy, floppy finger on his girlfriend that night (all else equal), his ass would have been hauled off to jail and likely convicted of something ultimately.

      I’ve known fairly small, almost effeminate men who dated larger, dare I say butch women. I’m beyond confident that in those examples, the women would win a fight with their husbands. Even if their husbands were trying 100%. No kidding. Again, the universe does not necessarily match your personal biases.

      Can’t say for sure, but perhaps that’s what Richard meant when he slightly more succinctly said you were “unbelievably shallow and imperceptive, if not a stupid cunt.” I might even add unimaginative and closed-minded, though both terms might be a bit redundant.

    • Bret on April 30, 2015 at 20:18

      Dated, married. Both real examples, sloppily worded by me. You get the picture.

    • Steven on May 1, 2015 at 07:25

      Little anecdote:

      Over 70% of all cases where a person strikes the other and the other does not strike back are initiated by women. That single statistic there goes to show how abusive men really are and how afraid women are of there men. Women are so afraid that they overwhelmingly initiate force.

      Chances are when a woman shows up with a black eye she started with the hitting. She was the one to heed the call to arms.

      I grew up in a house with all women. No father. Mom and three sisters. My dad was the abuser for sure but mom booted him when I was 6. After that I was the only male until nearly 20 years later. Mom had a daycare with nursing mom’s dropping by all the time. I had 3 cribs in my room. I was surrounded by extreme Woman everything. All the time. I am not an insensitive schlep. Anyone dare touch my mom/sisters I will break every finger on his hand. And truth be told I have taken out one of my sisters boyfriend once. If the boy starts the hitting I will answer back in a profound manner.

      If my sister starts it, she is on her own. If one of my sisters decides to hit someone and be the aggressor that is now her fight. They all know this and think this fair. The great thing… I know those knuckleheads so well that they can’t lie to me about anything. They know me that way as well. I would wager my left nut that my sisters are not the hitting type.

    • John on May 5, 2015 at 06:19


      JudgyBitch just posted this article about how women’s initiation of domestic violence is the best predictor of risk to women.

      My girlfriend is 5’10” 135lbs and an athlete and could certainly do some damage if she wanted. As you say, weapons can elevate a situation. A women’s relative strength changes when she grabs a knife or other weapon and attacks you when you’re not expecting it – too bad people think chopping men’s genitals off is humorous.

  7. MissMcGillicuddy on April 28, 2015 at 06:29

    “Signed, a man whose mother, her mother, and his three daughters have never felt powerless.”

    I’ve never felt powerless either, even in the face of blatant and overt sexual harrassment and discrimination

    Actually, the harassment and discrimination only served to empower me further – which is actually the real fear on the other side.

  8. MissMcGillicuddy on April 28, 2015 at 06:37

    Women did not have full access to bank credit – until 1974
    Could not serve on a jury in all states – until 1973
    Could not attend an Ivy League university – until 1969
    Did not have a legal right to equal rights in the workplace until 1964
    Did not have full legal access to contraceptives until 1972

    JB is part of the backlash, but it’s getting to be a tired backlash.

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

    • Steven on April 29, 2015 at 21:27

      You do realize some of the greatest opponents to the suffrage movement were women. They did not want the responsibility all those things imposed.

      I know women to this day that still don’t want voting and jobs. They are content to support a good man as he supports her. In traditional roles.

      Just because you want it doesn’t mean everyone wants it…

  9. Sean II on April 28, 2015 at 06:39

    I used to work on the counter of a local airline where I saw women coming from Guyana early in the morning to do trade during the day and board the late return flight at night.
    Everyone looked down at them. If a plane was needed for another run, it was the Guyana flight that would get pulled, no question. Some nights they slept on the airport floor.
    One morning I started a chat with one of the women and she said they knew they were looked down upon but thought they had the last laugh.
    She was 24, her two children in private school, owned her house with her husband and was confident about life going forward.
    They looked at the ‘career’ girls on the counter, still in their parents house and shook their heads.
    Feminist crying comes across as first world problems because I never hear about them reaching out to help the hard working women of the world have an easier life.
    As JB points out, feminists hire immigrants to mind their kids.

  10. Gabriele on April 28, 2015 at 12:23

    Jesus Christ, i used to visit this website often. I stopped because of the low brow and vulgar tone of the owner. You own the website, it’s yours to do with what you want, but you profess to “love” women and then proceed to call at least 2 people here “cunts”. No man worth anything publicly expresses himself like this. I’ve learned a lot of things from this and other sites in the past few years but every time i check back in here, i’m disappointed. And yet again today. While you’re down there in your new abode you might do some self-reflection to see what is at the root of your really deep anger. Something is not right. You have a tiny core of repeat visitors who must be immune to your ranting and raving but you will never reach a wide audience with this endless vulgarity. I guess i’ll take this site off my favorites again.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 28, 2015 at 12:33


      Thanks for the free psych eval.

      “No man worth anything publicly expresses himself like this.”

      So, you come visit a site run by a man not worth anything, amirate?

      Perhaps you need one of those psych evals.

  11. JD on April 28, 2015 at 19:15

    I tried not to click this, don’t care about BJ and couldn’t imaging reading anything useful. A little over a week ago a read an article on The Futurist titled “The Misandry Bubble”. Argument made sense. Then the Honey Badger Brigade gets banned for life from the Calgary Comic Expo for politely disagreeing with a feminist narrative. Then I read the lawsuit filed against Columbia U regarding the Mattress Girl (girl carried mattress around campass as a protest because her “rapist, serial rapist” wasn’t expelled; turns outs she’s just a spoiled brat) which lead me to read up on the “Yes Means Yes” initiative being adopted by colleges (a joke). The latest Dateline was about a woman who invited her estranged husband over for rough sex (like they did every Monday), shot him, stabbed herself, then cried rape (did not get away with it). Then you have John Clease’s ex gets more than half his fortune and has to pay $1.5 million/year in alimony. WTF.

    So by now I’m convinced, bubble is coming. Nothing anyone can do about it.

  12. Rita on April 29, 2015 at 08:25

    This won’t make me any friends, but I’m as annoyed with women playing the victim as I am of minorities doing so. Poor Bruce Jenner with his millions… Poor minorities who claim to be singled out, even though they choose to be certain places and do certain things… Poor women who use their tits then cry about what they get. This whole country is privileged, hand-out-taking, narcissistic, and self-centered.

    • Richard Nikoley on April 29, 2015 at 09:42


      Love your way. Real woman, not a prissy girly sweetheart in woman’s clothes—though the “doll-up” deal is quite nice, sometimes. 😉

  13. Amy on April 29, 2015 at 13:51

    Nobody really seems to be talking about the lack of support evinced since Bruciana came out as a Republican. Not that I care about that label but it seems to make a difference to the (redundancy alert) fembots, libtards, and victim-mongers that she’s not a progressive/lib. Sad. Tells you all you need to know about what the real priorities are when supporting “victims”. As a disabled person, I do know a little about that. When what I think or do jives with the thinkin’ and doin’ of the maintream, I’m fine, but I have a much harder time when not, disability or no.

    That said, I do subscribe somewhat to the theory that there is a definite bias in favor of the good-looking. When I was young, very hot, long of leg and ample of T&A, I got away with some truly heinous sh*t. People gave me pass after pass after pass. For example, I almost never got a moving violation despite some horrendous driving habits. Twice when I got pulled over for “possibly” driving intoxicated (both times I was, very), I got let go…but not before the nice policemen asked me out. A third called me at home after taking down my personal info for a “warning”.

    Now in my 50’s I can’t even get off a dumb 15mph over speed limit violation. I get the ticket every. single. time.

    So please dont’ say there’s no kind of bias going on. There absolutely is. But it’s the world. It just is, always has been, and always will be. It doesn’t particularly bother me. At least, not until it’s time to pay the fine. 😉

    • Richard Nikoley on April 29, 2015 at 15:09

      “When I was young, very hot, long of leg and ample of T&A, I got away with some truly heinous sh*t. People gave me pass after pass after pass. For example, I almost never got a moving violation despite some horrendous driving habits. Twice when I got pulled over for “possibly” driving intoxicated (both times I was, very), I got let go…but not before the nice policemen asked me out. A third called me at home after taking down my personal info for a “warning””

      And that’s not shame on you, but a societal problem others ought take account of and deal with.”

      Christ, I really love my blog. The unsuspecting call out themselves.

      Sorry about the disability, truly. It’s fucked to not move normally. But, it’s non-sequitur in this discussion, so carries zero weight in terms of argument and in the future, you’re better is you don’t mention it, because people like me might not read further.

    • Amy on April 30, 2015 at 11:40

      Sweetie, there’s really nothing unsuspecting about me. Especially when it comes to commenting here. Are you kidding? As you would say, laf. 😀

      I share what I want to share, and state my opinions, same as you. You can make what you wish of what I say. Or delete my comment. Or not read. It’s your blog.

      That said, I’m sorry you didn’t understand what I was getting at in my comment. It all tied in with the themes of the your original post and the subsequent discussion: victimhood (disability makes me “eligible” for membership in a “victim group” not based on my sex), the attitudes of society towards victims who don’t act in the prescribed way, social bias towards good looking women parlaying physical assets into some sort of material gain, etc.

      BTW…not sure what I said to make you think my disability was about movement. Not that it matters, but I’m deaf.

      At any rate, I beg to differ about a disability being a non-sequitir to this discussion.

  14. Rita on May 1, 2015 at 06:49

    Amy, I don’t think pretty women have any more power than your average Jane. People may act deferential to Barbie at times, but she’s still just a doll – a play thing. Smart Barbie knows how to use her gifts as a tool, but not whine when it doesn’t work out how she wanted. Ugliness, Beauty, Brains, Whatever – these are tools humans use.

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