Saturday, October 21, 2006

Belinda Stronach: Feminist or Slut?

Why are Liberals defending this woman?

Frankly, they are making people feel sorry for Peter Mackay, jumping on every opportunity to rub in the fact that he was dumped by someone who appears intent upon becoming Canada's National Bike. They are hardly "defending the cause of women".

Because, I think we have gone beyond that time in history where we point to women who go through men like they're eating from a bunch of grapes as some kind of feminist role models. And, frankly, at least Madonna had the class to nail a two-time winner of the Conn Smythe trophy. Belinda's been giving it up for the resident goon of one of the worst NHL teams of the 20th century.

Bottom Line: Belinda Stronach is no longer a plus for the Liberal Party. I, like everyone else, have been waiting for two years now for something to come out of her mouth that would prove her to be a woman of substance. Instead, I am apparently supposed to be impressed by the number of notches on her bed post.

If Jean Chretien had gone around dicking anything in a dress and bragging that "Hé bébé, j'ai un pénis de dix-huit pouces!", there would have been no question of defending him when somebody called him a hound. Why are Liberals getting all riled when one of Belinda's wounded ex-boyfriends speaks lashes out (assuming Peter MacKay said what he is accused of)? Is Belinda the party's official bimbo? Do Liberals really think they're scoring political points by standing up for female promiscuity?

10 comments:

Polly Jones said...

Get over it. She's screwed a couple of guys. And, there would be no comparison to calling Trudeau a hound...since "dog" is associated with particular slurs to degrade women. Umm...by the way, here are some names for you...clinton, martin luther king, jfk,...all cheaters...as far as i know she hasn't betrayed anyone she was married to...and trudeau? Margaret trudeau was like twenty years younger!!!!! So, let's not start going all pouty until Belinda starts getting it on with twenty-year-old boys.

Anonymous said...

Attack people and their credibility, making them rather than the issue the focal point of discussion - from How Does Right-Wing Media Craft Its Message?

I'm afraid you are a little bit confused. Stronach is NOT the issue here. The degradation of women is.

Raphael Alexander said...

I don't think there is any degradation in the comment. Stronach has proven she is a home-wrecking promiscuous adulterous line-crossing disloyal heiress of privilege, a woman of the worst kind of disrepute one can achieve, and you people wanna defend her?

Man, if that's what feminism stands for, count me out!

Raphael Alexander said...

Oh and I vote slut. Huge slut.

berlynn said...

What's with this Victorian-era thinking around here? So what if Stronach sleeps with a politician or a hockey star? What business is it of yours? And yes, the issue here is, indeed, the degradation of women which unacceptable and intolerable!

bigcitylib said...

The issue is, how comfortable are you with Belinda representing "women"?

The Tiger said...

Hey now, don't be calling the Toronto Maple Leafs 'one of the worst NHL teams of the 20th century'.

They won 11 Stanley Cups (13 if you count the one by the Arenas and the one by the St. Pats). If you use that measure, what do you then call all teams that are not the Montreal Canadiens? (And the reason the Conn Smythe Trophy -- a miniature representation of Maple Leaf Gardens -- is for what it is, is that the Leafs were, once upon a time, such a great play-off team.)

And even the Leafs of the '90s, though they sucked, made it to the conference finals three times. Not great, but certainly not 'one of the worst'.

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Agree with you re Stronach, though more for her lack of depth than for the "Canada's National Bike" thing. (If someone's really on the ball in public discourse and bed-hops, we won't usually hold it against them.) The Liberals are unlucky that it was Stronach and not Hall Findlay who became their MP from Newmarket-Aurora.

There are plenty of women on Parliament Hill -- there were plenty even before the 1990s -- who have served in high cabinet posts and done a darned good job of it, from both blue and red ranks...

Rosie said...

Adrian, are you a REAL women secret agent?

So Peter Mackay is "allowed" to be promiscuous and is "allowed" to cheat on his girlfriends and its cool or joked about, but when Belinda does it, she's a slut, or a dog? I am having trouble with the connection here.

Sorry, I guess I was under the impression that we had achieved equality here, reason enough to deflate SWC. If you are going to toss the word "slut" around, make sure it applies equaly to both parties involved. If Belinda weren't hot, no one would care. Jealous much?

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Anonymous said...

One woman can not, and will nver, be able to represent "all women".


Belinda is experiencing a new kind of subjugation: You can't make it in politics if you are a poor, homely indian woman, and you can't make it in politics if you are a rich beautiful white woman.

What the hell gives!!
Leave Belinda's extrcurricular activities out of it, she is chair of the Caucus for women, and has openly advocated to reverse the funding cut exercised by the conservative government.