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Friday, January 13, 2006

I always feel so guilty when I don't get to my blog for a few days. Here's what I have posted at Daily Kos, if'n you're interested.

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Ok.  Earlier this week (Monday) I posted a quickly-written rant called Kate O'Beirne Can Drop Dead.  If you missed it, you may want to skim about the first 1/4 of the diary to get the gist of what pissed me off so badly.

361 comments later I was gratified to see that I was joined in my outrage.  Now, along with Firedoglake, I'm having fun with the Amazon.com version of "Freep This Poll".

Make the jump if you want to have a little bit of weekend fun.

First, if you haven't read Jame Hamsher and contributors at Firedoglake, give yourself a treat and do so.  I can see why Kos himself links back to FDL and has it on the blogroll.

Jane and I have been emailing.  She linked to my original diary and then just took my rant and ran with the ball.  She has asked me to post this diary to get you over to Kate O'Beirne's Book Page on Amazon.com and write a review.

Here are a few of of the favorable reviews:

Not For Women Only

One reviewer said this is a 'must-read' for every woman. She's wrong. It's a must read for every woman AND every man.
The book clearly demonstrates that the "feminism' of men - starting with young boys in day care, and continuing through all of our schools - including college - should be of particular concern to all of us. The Feminist Movement wants not only to blur the line between men and women but to eliminate it entirely.
This Feminist assault exists in every facet of our lives and is a serious problem that we need to understand and address.
As the father of three daughters, I am very much a proponent of Women's Rights. This assault has nothing to do with Women's Rights. It has to do with the destruction of the Male role in our society.
This is an important book that exposes the problem.

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Tiny Minded Liberals are writing bad reviews to keep you from reading this book
If you read the bad reviews of this book you will notice a trend. None of them offer any reasonable or intelligent criticism. They all amount to one thing; CHILDISH NAME CALLING!

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Stupid feminists!
Stop all your bitchin'
Get back in the kitchen!

Okay, yes.  Perhaps they were a tad inflamed by the fact that O'Beirne's book has 168 reviews and about 150 of them give only one out of five stars... But seriously.  Even when you read some of the serious positive reviews it's frightening.

Go on over there.  Get yourself an Amazon account if you don't have one and write yourself a review of Ms. O'Beirne's book.  You can sign your review with an Amazon "pen name" if you don't want to be spammed with conservative hate-dreck.  The goal is to ensure that Ms. O'Beirne's book has a one star rating so no one will go out and buy it who would not have already done so.  

Oh and another thing... For some reason, a handful of fives, a few threes, and a bazillion ones equals two stars according to Amazon. Moreover, Amazon is magically "promoting" several five-star reviews to appear before /any/ of the other reviews. No matter - write your review and let Kate and Amazon and the /world/ know what you think about hate-books of /any/ variety.



posted by RenaRF at 11:55 PM 4 comments links to this post

4 Comments:

Blogger sage said...

I haven't read that book (and probably don't have the time or even interest and am not concerned about the feminist revolution). But it remembered me of a book that was popular (and I did read) back in college (a few years ago). Wonder how it would be reviewed: "Shulamith Firestone: The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution" In the late 70s, it was revolutionary... About like reading James Baldwin's Giovianni's Room. You have a nice looking site.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Mo said...

Heaven forbid anyone should buy or read this book. Someone might get the wrong ideas.

10:10 AM  
Blogger "Bono" said...

You're right, this booke should be banned immediately. There's far too much 'freedom of speech' in this country. Seriously- why not just take it a step further and shoot anyone whose opinions differ from your even in the slightest. It would make the world a better place

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