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This Is One Talk Show You Don’t Want To Miss! For Some Funny/Serious Politics!   Leave a comment

 

 Just so you know…the rest is this post is stolen from my favorite blogsite on WordPress. I have included the link below!  Enjoy!

“This is the moment when I do something stupid…

…and jump into the argument between two of the people I am most fond of on the net.

I’ve already talked about what I think of and owe Stacy McCain and There is no person in bloggerdom whose company I enjoy more than Little Miss Attila, but this is getting ridiculous.

Stacy put out 4000 words last night on the History of feminism. It is very detailed and quite a read. I would recommend it to anyone.

Yesterday Joy today fisked a previous Stacy’s post and answered his magnum opus with a single drawing and two sentences proving she is an expert in blog Jujutsu.

I haven’t talked to either Stacy or Joy about this exchange but I am going to comment very briefly on the substance and I’ll let them correct me if I’m misinterpreting it either of them.

The way I see it Stacy is saying that Feminism and its origins are a lot less clean than a lot of people see it and that conservatives should avoid being seen as “feminists” because it means something that is quite different that what we think it does.

The way I see it Attila is defending Feminism or what she is calling equity feminism and saying that is is not invalid for a conservative to believe in it.

A lot of this is starting to look like dogs chasing tales so lets cut to that chase:

1. Per Stacy’s argument, There are a lot of nasty roots in the feminist movement, just as there were a lot of people happy to break bread with the communists in the civil rights movement. We might even stipulate that both groups used addressing an actual wrong (Jim Crow and inequality before the law of the sexes) to advance something they were more loyal to (the overthrow of capitalism and western culture that they found racist and/or sexist). Thus feminism means something and we should let the left have that label and stew in it.

2. Per Attila’s argument the basic equality before the law of women (and the equality of souls in the before the eyes of God) is a basic human right. Such a belief and the advancement of said belief is feminism 101 in the same way that belief in Christ is Christianity 101. One can adopt the label feminist without paying homage to the leftist maxims of some of those who followed it at the time. Or to use the Christian example, Protestants don’t shun the term Christian because we Catholics were using it hundreds of years before Luther was a gleam in his mother’s eye.

In terms of an intellectual point and history, Stacy makes good points, but I think he is forgetting something about society.

Words mean things as he says but the meaning of words change over time. 150 years if someone said “Michael Jordan is cool” the answer expected would be “Well have him come closer to the fireplace.” More importantly the public perception of the meaning of those words change.

When society thinks of the word feminism, they do not think of the Marxist roots or any of the class warfare BS that the left was trying to peddle, they are thinking simply of the base equality before the law of the sexes. The terms has become mainstreamed to the point where it can be used without incident.

Stacy correctly worries that like planned parenthood’s Eugenic past, this allows Radical feminists such as NOW and those in the gender studies department to co-op the uninformed because people think they are simply supporting woman’s rights when they are in fact supporting wrongs, wrongs simply used to sexualize our society even further or as a club to beat Western Civilization, Christianity and the US while ignoring actual wrongs against women in the East and in Islam. It’s a valid worry and I think it is very important to call them out loudly and regularly!

Happily there is an easy and well known term for such people propagated over the last two decades, that can be used without using the now generic terms Feminist: Feminazi.

I submit it would be healthier and easier to deploy the Feminazi term, particularly within the movement than to try and insist people stop deploying the, I submit now generic term “feminist”. In terms of changing hearts and minds I say its the best move. Additionally it forces the feminist left (read feminazi) to explain why a Sarah Palin or a Michelle Bachmann or a Tammy Bruce or a Little Miss Attila is “not” a feminist. Inevitably their anger leads them instead into the trap of proclaiming that they are not valid “women” retreating into a level of misogyny that alienates regular people and forces honest feminists to recoil, thus dividing them.

Or to put it another way Stacy has a good intellectual point, both socially and politically I think its to our disadvantage.

And although it is entertaining intellectually (and may or may not have been productive in terms of hits) I think that like Road Runner cartoons this is getting too long. I can’t think it’s generating enough hits to make it worth going on.

Stacy thinks we should abandon the term feminism to the left: Fine, that’s a valid opinion but I disagree.
Attila thinks we should not: Fine, that’s a valid opinion too. I agree and state why.

Now excuse me while I duck for cover.

Update: Cripes that generated a bunch of comments and links quickly. Maybe I should just schedule them together on the show and let them have it out. April 2nd is open.”

Working At My Living   Leave a comment

It was so fun working with Louise from Louise Stidham’s Photography studio Life Is Sweet.  She is awesome and made my time with her less like a job and more like a day out having fun!  Here are a few of my photos from that day.

If you want to use my photos for any respectable magazine or photo opt, just email me through this site and we can work something out. 

Best,

Hallie

www.datechguy.wordpress.com

Modeling…Do’s and Don’ts; datechguy.wordpress.com   Leave a comment

Do find a photographer that makes the most out of natural lighting.  Here a two super outdoor shots:

Don’t settle for average; that is unless you want average work!

Do take advantage of any photo opportunity no matter how ridiculous you think it might be.  Some of the best shots I seen of models are taken when it seems like they are just goofing around.

Don’t always pose; be natural.  This has taken me a little while to learn, but I think I am getting better at it.

That’s all for now!  Have a great weekend and don’t forget to listen in on 830am Radio tomorrow night at 10:00am (it seems he’s been promoted, haha) for THE best radio talk show host in Massachuetts…did I spell that right?  haha

www.datechguy.wordpress.com

Special guest will be:

Saturday Feb 12th 10:00 A.M. LIVE from CPAC in Washington DC w/ Roxeanne DeLuca in studio.

What Do You Do When You’re bored?   Leave a comment

You take a photo of yourself being bored!

too funny!

How Not To Lose Sight Of Your Goal   Leave a comment

1.  Never give up, never surrender…I just love the movie Galaxy Quest for giving me that phrase!

2.  Know your goal; but don’t assume you will reach it right away.

3.  Ask for help!  There are people out their willing to take on a needy cause…and remember that is what you are until you achieve your goal!

4.  Remember your mom and dad’s favorite catch phrase when you were growing up…”Practice makes perfect.”  As much as we hate to admit it, our parents were right on this one.  I delve into magazines and practice facial expressions, makeup placement, and poses…it’s sort of like play acting, but eventually you’ll have your own style.

5.  Blog.  Get yourself out there.  I have had several responses for modeling job (some I get paid for, some are a trade off of time for photos for my portfolio…which gives their studio exposure.  Pick your friends wisely.

6.  Don’t ever forget those who helped you along the way:

      www.datechguy.wordpress.com

      www.theothermccain.com

      www.ultimatepokerbonus.com

Well, that’s all for this blog…more of what’s on my mind later!

Have a great one and visit www.datechguy.wordpress.com for some love.

Working With Louise Stidham (Life Is Sweet) Photography Studio…Awesome!   Leave a comment

I was recently asked to do some modeling for a photography studio.  Here are some of the latest works by Louise Stidham Photography.  I think she has done a great job!  More to come!

http://www.louisestidham.net

www.louisestidham.net

Yeah, Baby! Our Favorite Radio Host Is Back At It!   Leave a comment

www.datechguy.wordpress.com

Saturday Feb 5th 9:00 P.M. LIVE from the GOP grassroots conference Scheduled Guest: ? Click image to listen to last week’s show (Fishersville Mike)

Yeah, that’s right…it’s that time of the week again for our favorite talk radio host!  Tune in tonight at 9:00pm for datechguy!  You won’t be disappointed!

Best,

Hallie 

http://www.exploremodeling.com/Casting/SouthMoonUnder/50086/Hallie_Miller.aspx