Misidentified Gender

An article from Vox:

Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes.

Yeah, sure. Just like when Theresa May was interviewed at home wearing leather trousers, the cattiness that followed was also from fixated men. Uh-huh.

(Via Steve Sailer, who notes it’s about as plausible as: “Ever since men started playing golf, American women have been fixated on their golf course architecture.”)

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12 thoughts on “Misidentified Gender

  1. Aside from the odd exception, like when Screaming Lord Sutch wore crazy outfits on purpose, do blokes even notice what a politician is wearing?

    Mostly I listen to what they’re saying. The rest of the time I’m watching body language and or shouting at the TV in annoyance.
    If you ever asked me what the politico I’d just been watching was wearing, you’d get the response: “Erm… A suit I guess.”

    I think this comes under the heading of “This is what the author thinks about, then thinks that because they’re thinking about it, therefore everyone thinks the same.”

  2. I spent a large amount of my life trying to get them naked so fixating on what they had on was not really my strong point.

  3. There are strong hints of kink in May’s dress sense. At one Tory conference it was noted that she was wearing leopard print kitten heels, which struck me as a bit fetishy. So she’s into leather trousers? Mm-hm. I bet there’s a few corsets and other sex toys in her bottom drawer too.

  4. Uhmmm… No. Just… No.

    No straight American male notices 99.9% of what the women in his life are wearing, what their hair looks like, or what makeup they’re wearing. You could essentially pull the metaphorical radiator cap on his significant other, and park a whole other car under it, and so long as the essentials remained intact, he’d neither notice nor care. And, while what is essential is different for every man, very rarely do they include the kind of crap that fashionistas and most women obsess over.

    All that BS people spout like this? It’s completely BS. I don’t care what Patty Murray wears, what she looks like, or much of anything else, beyond the fact that she’s a blithering idiot who has managed to parlay being a woman into a sweet gig as a politician after ruining several companies as a “businesswoman”. Could care less about any of the rest of them, with regards to looks.

    The only people you ever hear commenting about political women’s dress and fashion sense? Other catty little bitches, who are always female or gay males. Doesn’t register at all, with straight males.

  5. “do blokes even notice what a politician is wearing?”

    Well to be fair, male politicians have a uniform, which is a suit. And the very few who fail to wear the uniform do get pulled up on it, hence the Michael Foot donkey jacket affair and the reactions to Jeremy Corbyn’s ’70s geography teacher’ style.

  6. I’d like Treason May a lot more if she was wearing a 13 loop hempen rope ensemble suspended from a cantilevered wooden bar.

    As to whether the suspension should be prompt or extended, I’m not fussy.

  7. Aside from the odd exception, like when Screaming Lord Sutch wore crazy outfits on purpose, do blokes even notice what a politician is wearing?

    There’s been a fair bit of commentary – by men, even – here in the Deranged Dominion over what our Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs wear to important diplomatic functions, but that’s because he dresses like a clown and she dresses like a dwarf prostitute.

  8. I bet there’s a few corsets and other sex toys in her bottom drawer too.

    Thank for an image I really didn’t need.

  9. Re the “Dwarf prostitute”.

    On the excellent Conservative Treehouse site Justin and Chrystia are referred to respectively as Prince Sparkle-Socks and Princess Sausage-Bitch.

  10. @thud

    “I spent a large amount of my life trying to get them naked so fixating on what they had on was not really my strong point.”

    That made me laugh!

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