Thursday, December 11, 2008

Revealing Comment About The Meaning Of Jon Favreau's Photo

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Obama You've Got a Problem: Your Speechwriter's Sexism Reflects On You":

Sheesh, get a grip. What Jon did in no way reflects on Barack. Sure, it was stupid and who among us hasn't done something they regretted while drunk or otherwise impaired. And this happened during the heat of the primary I'm sure when tempers must have been running high and demonizing and otherwise trying your darndest to hate your opponent doesn't come with any difficulty at all. He has apologized, and HRC, your dear leader seems not to be in as vengeful a mood as you. If she can decide to live and let live, why can't you? Will his head on a silver platter like John the Baptist be the only thing that placates you?

Lloyd Webber
Do tell, Lloyd. Please give me a list of what you've done while drunk and later regretted so I can judge whether it was merely stupid if I am supposed to use your behavior while drunk as a metric in which to evaluate Jon Favreau's behavior.

What I find fascinating about this comment is that this man sees this pose as an act of hatred against Hillary Clinton while I gave Favreau the benefit of the doubt. That directly contradicts his claim that this was an act of stupidity and it reinforces why this photo is so disturbing to so many women. It also positions President-elect Obama's staff as irrational and emotionally out of control.

What a confidence builder.

This action was more than the result of feelings toward a political rival. I doubt that Favreau and his friend would have struck that same type of pose with a lifesize cardboard cutout of Sen. John McCain.

This man can't understand what I want from the president-elect (who I voted for) because he refuses to think about the drunken behavior of men from any perspective other than the man's. That is dangerous tunnel vision which he can afford to maintain because he isn't likely to be harmed by the attitude expressed in that photo.

For too many men they need to maintain the tunnel vision of looking at their behavior from their perspective alone because looking at their behavior from the perspective of a girl or woman would make them look carelessly cruel at best.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 5:40 PM   5 comments links to this post


At December 11, 2008 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcella, it's unbelievable to me that there are still those who don't get the message! Such condoning attitudes lay the foundation for sexual assault.

Please continue your wonderful work!

Georgia Girl

At December 12, 2008 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How magnanimous of you to single me out for your shrill exhortations. I notice you didn't address the points I made, but that's ok. I personally don't even drink, but I've seen friends both male and female drink and do foolish acts like telling a complete stranger how much they love them. I'm not condoning anything, except to say that what he did is in no way a fireable offense. He works with HRC now, but he didn't work with her then. He's made a private apology, but nothing would be enough eh?

Lloyd Webber

At December 12, 2008 6:02 PM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

Lloyd, you are the only person being shrill. You obviously don't understand why I and others find this photographed pose deeply troubling and have no genuine interest in gaining that understanding.

I won't address your points in more detail because you aren't interested in genuinely listening. As long as you choose to ignore the real violence which that pose mimics you don't deserve more of my time.

At December 13, 2008 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever. You're one of those fucking PUMAs anyway. Immaterial people living in a material world. Fucking Analog people living in a digital world.

Lloyd Webber

At December 13, 2008 1:34 PM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

Lloyd, if you are trying to impress me with your wit or your intelligence you have failed utterly by proving yourself to be shrill, profane and dehumanizing toward women.

No wonder you don't have a problem with that photographed pose.


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