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0939, 29 Oct 22

Leftist in Washington County Compares Self to Iranian Women

This was an amusing letter to the editor... and an insult to the brave women of Iran who are risking imprisonment and death at the hands of their government.

To the editor: Last week I got my yard signs up in support of Governor Evers and Mandela Barnes. Hardly remarkable in this season of yard signs and bumper stickers. Except for one thing: As a Washington County resident, it felt like an act of courage. We decided on no yard signs because of the open political hostility. It seemed prudent not to advertise our brand in our decidedly red neighborhood. During dinner with friends, I admitted my fear of putting up signs. When the conversation moved on, one friend said, “We mustn’t forget the women in Iran.”

 

That sentence was like a slap in the face. Immediately I felt ashamed of my cowardice. If a woman in Iran could face death for refusing the hijab, surely I could find courage to place yard signs. What good is it to live in America if I live in fear of expressing my beliefs?

 

I talked it over with my husband, sharing with him my thought that the same patriarchy which feels justified in killing Mahsa Amini operates here. Denying a woman’s right to choose comes from the same need to subjugate women, whether it’s the morality police or white Christian nationalism. I cannot let the patriarchy rule me; I must be part of the resistance. We posted the signs.

 

Always a person to speak my mind, I have been silent. My silence plays into the pathology of white Christian nationalism, which seeks to impose its interpretation of Christianity on us all. This view denies the rights of women, LGBTQ, people of color and those of a different religion.

 

I have recovered my voice. I invite you to join me in taking a courageous stand for human rights and using your voice to resist the patriarchy in all its forms. Your vote is your voice.

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0939, 29 October 2022

12 Comments

  1. Mar

    Somebody’s tin foil hat is on way to tight.
    And has a highly Narcissistic personality

  2. MjM

    I talked it over with my husband, sharing with him my thought that the same patriarchy….

    So brave. So courageous. She needed her hubby’s permission.

    Liberals Live in Lunacy.

    BTW, anyone know where I can get stickers that say “SUCKS” in 3” block letters? I’m thinking of sneaking around and slapping ‘em on those “Tony for Wisconsin” signs to bring a little jocularity to the campaign season.

  3. Mark Hoefert

    Yes, so stunning and brave.

    And she hails from the part of Washington County where the median family income is $113,190 (versus $80,839 county wide); median per capita income is $57,183 ($40,407 county); African American population is 0.00% (1.7% county wide); Median home value $341,700 ($248,000 county); and owner occupied homes are 97.9 % (77.1% county – no room for low rent plebes).

    Nice when the most important thing to fear is “white Christian nationalism.” From what I can tell, someone just wrote a book about it and the SJW’s are holding conferences on the topic.

  4. Mark Hoefert

    Follow up to the comment above, I remember during the 2000 Election someone in town having Biden & Black Lives Matter signs in front of what must be a home worth about $500,000. I wonder if they gave money to the BLM cause – I think their leaders would consider a $500,000 home like that to be worth less than their tool shed. I don’t know, MJM, I think perhaps in this case no permission was sought from the hubby – perhaps he didn’t wear the pants in that family.

  5. Mark Hoefert

    Correction, should be 2020 election – wish there was an edit comment function enabled.

  6. MjM

    perhaps he didn’t wear the pants in that family.

    Maybe neither do, but I’m guessing hubby was smart enough to not really want political signs fronting his home business, GreenQuest. She, on the other hand, lists herself as a “Social Entrepreneur”.

    The hilarious irony is her putting up a Mandela “Panty Boss” Barnes sign up because Iraqi Women.

    No doubt she supports Babblin’ Joe with his Mullah appeasers, too.

  7. Jason

    >I’m thinking of sneaking around and slapping ‘em on those “Tony for Wisconsin” signs to bring a little jocularity to the campaign season.

    Careful. You might end up being labelled as a voting intimidator. Marc Elias will be after you.

  8. Jason

    >Maybe neither do, but I’m guessing hubby was smart enough to not really want political signs fronting his home business, GreenQuest.

    Everybody knows a worm guy.

  9. MjM

    Marc Elias will be after you.

    S’ok. He lost Round 1. He be busy.

    And now I’m thinking “Panty Boss” stickers, too.

    Dang. Shoulda started months ago.

    Everybody knows a worm guy.

    Worm shit is ok. Horse shit is better.

  10. Tuerqas

    >Liberals Live in Lunacy.

    Hilarious!!! Is that the new liberal answer to the KKK? The LLL?

  11. Randall Flagg

    Definitely a ridiculous comparison. But it does bring up a question in my mind: do yard signs actually sway how people vote? I really hope not!

  12. Tuerqas

    They sway in the wind…

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