June 28, 2005, - 11:01 am
By Debbie Schlussel
This is a test. Who uttered this quote?
“Women are all the same. We’re just trouble. I think it’s punishment from G-d to have put men and women on the same planet . . . . Women are full of buttons, little buttons, millions of buttons. And men have just the on and off switch. Men need only food and you-know-what. We need so much more. We’re like–what do you call them? Barrels without bottoms. There’s no way to satisfy women. Ever.”
Is there outrage over this quote? No. But imagine the outrage if this quote had been uttered by, say, Rush Limbaugh–or any prominent male conservative. The feminist whining would be tremendous. Gloria Steinem and the NOW gang would have gotten out their sharpest knives. But, since it was uttered by Latina/Lebanese female pop star Shakira in the July issue of Blender, it’s no big deal. Instead, Blender calls Shakira, “Miss Universe,” and lauds her for being able to “curse in Arabic.” Talk about double standards. (Detroit Free Press’ John Smyntek does say, “Where’s Gloria Steinem?”)
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