Thursday, January 29, 2009

Being Dick or a Prick?

"I'm so damn glad you can never be my wife because I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day," Dick Armey told Joan Walsh, editor-in-chief of "That's what I'm talking about -- she's making a political malarkey here."

Some have called Dick a prick for his sexist statement after Walsh gave a very rational intelligent oppostion to his argument. He seemed unable to handle the oppostion so he resorted to sexism. Is Dick a prick? You be the judge:


Brosreview said...

Hey Judith, I tried playing this video, but it just wouldn't. Do you have an external link to this? Please share it if you do. Thank you.

judith ellis said...

Hey Brosreview - Sorry you're having difficulties. Try this link: Joan Walsh Dick Army Exchange. Hope this works. It's really an unbelievable exchange. I shutter to think of how many closeted sexist others are out there. The newly signed Ledbetter Act I hope will begin to work on the mentality of some or at least get them not to act on such thoughts; of course, the former is better for systemic change. Perhaps it's a generation thing.

Brosreview said...

I'll tell you what he is - Dick is a dick-less prick!!! Pardon the bad language.

I dislike people having such an immature attitude.

Thank you Judith for the external link.

judith ellis said...

Brosreview - It was a pleasure to provide the link. I understand your sentiment. It was not lost on me that the following day the Ledbetter bill was passed to honor women and recitfy wrong. There is a sense of poetic justice here. I did not appreciate Armey's response to say the least and felt like Matthews should have called him out on it. But Walsh did just fine.

Brosreview said...

I reckon, silence maintains the grace and diginity of a woman.

But, in today's world, you get snubbed further by staying mum.

And, I gather that's how she responded, didn't she?

judith ellis said...

No, Walsh responded actually, addressing Armey's sexism with intelligence. Personally, I rarely let such offenses go without an answer. But it's also how you respond to such sexism that matters most.

Walsh responded well. Armey's response was probably indicative of more than a few men of his generation in government and business. But hope reigns eternally for the younger generation. We are all rising, together.