This is a real thing in the world.

[Content Note: Misogyny.]

This is just a real thing that is currently running at the pile of garbage known as the New York Post:

screen cap of an article at the New York Post headlined ''Call off your f--king dogs!' Hillary rages to Obama' featuring two photos, one of President Obama looking sleepy and one of Hillary Clinton yelling, and opening with these paragraphs: 'An enraged Hillary Rodham Clinton blew up at President Obama, demanding he 'call off your f–king dogs' looking into her emails during a tense Oval Office meeting, according to a new book. The book, 'Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary,' says the former first lady was furious at what she believed were damaging leaks by Obama aides that led to investigations of her use of a private email server as secretary of state. So she went right to the top to settle the matter.'

1. Fuck this.

2. The headline: She is referred to as "Hillary," while he is referred to as "Obama."

3. The pictures: President Obama is pictured looking as what I can only refer to as "sleepy," or maybe "confused," while Hillary Clinton is pictured screaming, which is, of course, par for the course.

4. The source for this story is a man who authored a book titled Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary. He seems trustworthy.

5. Let's say there's even a shred of truth to the report that Clinton asked the President to fix the email investigation, or to close the leaks in his office, or whatever she's alleged to have done: Then that is something that is potentially newsworthy, in the sense that it is indicative of further resistance to transparency. But any conceivable value in terms of critiquing Clinton's position on transparency is instead buried behind an avalanche of misogynist horseshit.

6. As Aphra_Behn observed when we were discussing this via email (and I'm sharing this with her permission), it's interesting, ahem, that Clinton is routinely referred to as unlikable in the media, which is incredibly behaving as this book has even a modicum of credibility, while former President George Bush was constantly celebrated as the guy with whom we'd all love to have a beer, despite the fact that he nicknamed his best bud "Turd Blossom." See also: War crimes.

7. Fuck this.

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