Saturday, May 30, 2009

Because everybody knows that women exist only as a reproductive function

Currently featured in the 'Say What?' spot at the Doonesbury site (see links in sidebar) on Slate:

"Let's hope that the key conferences aren't when she's menstruating or something, or just before she's going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then."

-- radio host G. Gordon Liddy on Judge Sonia Sotomayor

I know that many bloggers are too young to have any first-hand memories of the name G. Gordon Liddy, so allow me to show you his credentials.

UPDATE: According to Wikipedia, Sonia Sotomayor was born in 1954, which makes her 55 this year, so apparently Liddy is pig-ignorant as well: not only is she very, very unlikely to menstruate ever again, but she is probably well over the worst of menopause as well. So, G. Gordon, what else have you got?


Suse said...

Eek, fark and gaah indeed.

That wikipedia article left me gobsmacked.

Link said...

Hmm quite. Disgusting little man.

Anonymous said...

So, a convicted felon feels entitled to pass judgement on a potential female Supreme Court justice? That's a turn-up for the books.

David Irving (no relation)

Feral Sparrowhawk said...

Besides the obvious awfulness of this, and the addition you and Mr No relation point to, hasn't he noticed that she is actually the 3rd woman appointed to the Supreme Court, the first by Reagan. So these sort of jibes are pretty out of date as well being well, out of date.