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The Patriarchy is so Dada

17 May Posted by in • Kate Clinton | Comments Off on The Patriarchy is so Dada
The Patriarchy is so Dada

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, he of the Madoff mane, alleged rapist and head of the International Monetary Fund – talk about branding! –  is not too big to jail. Tant pis.

Wait, wait, there’s more.

Arnold reveals he fathered a child ten years ago with a member of his household staff.  Charlie Sheen is devastated to be replaced by Ashton Kutcher.  Aww.

ABC of course picked up Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing” about how hard it is to be a man [the straight and white is understood] in this crazy modern world.

Men are feeling vulnerable and assaulted. Which is generally when they like to invade the wrong country, just cause.   What do they always tell us this is?  Ah, yes, a “growth opportunity”.

If it weren’t for all the women who have been trampled, I could enjoy this more. But the schaden is off my freude.

Thirty years ago, I was a young radical lesbian feminist separatist quite fevered about taking down the patriarchy. I’m still on it.  Who knew the guys would be such a big help?

Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning almost thirty years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and eight presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime, scoundrel time and economic down times. Visit her at

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, Don’t miss Kate’s upcoming Glee Party— a benefit for Spectrum LGBT Center. Click here for ticket info.

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