25 January 2013

Hillary Clinton: dealing with angry white dudes or reviving Fatima?

The following could be solely a matter of perception of course, but it's up to you to be the judge and the jury. As it is told in the article that brought me to the subject:

A series of GIFs featuring Hillary Clinton at Wednesday's Benghazi hearings have gone viral this week, after political columnist Zerlina Maxwell posted them as part of a humorous "how-to" guide to dealing with "mansplainers."

For the uninitiated, a mansplainer is a person -- typically a man -- who explains something condescendingly or patronizingly to a listener -- usually a woman -- who, in fact, does not require an explanation.
Which quote lead me to another article (ain't intertubes great?) by the above mentioned Zerlina. Where she playfully presents Ms Clinton "smacking down" the Senate and the House during the Benghazi hearings.

Let me state for the record: I am all for feminism, save its militant and rabid extremist wing. Angry white (or otherwise colored) dudes, myself included, need a smack down from time to time, just to remind them some truths of life. No matter whether the smack-down was a "mansplainer" or any other form of wake-up call.

My take on Ms Clinton's behavior during the hearings may have been somewhat different from a purely feminist angle taken by Zerlina. So, looking at the pictures from the proceedings, I couldn't miss something that, in my humble, Ms Clinton has borrowed another page of world history, far removed from the use of mansplainers. I mean this moment:

Yeah... I wonder how many people remember the Flat Fatima of 2006 (the Lebanon war times):

and her myriad of possible (political and otherwise) applications (click to embiggen):

Well... we report, you decide.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Wonderful. But, as the Hildabeast herself said it: "What difference, at this point, does it make?" Stevens is dead and whatever Jesus said, Stevens ain't coming back.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, the hearing could have made a difference.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Only to the extent that people who already didn't like her now have more reasons not to. She lied in many of her answers and was seldom challenged.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

That's true, and she is quite used to lying when it suits her. Like in this case: