Thursday, August 28, 2008

I hate the 21st century

Jay Nordlinger, whose writing I quite enjoy, relates a bit from the Newark Star-Ledger:
Maysoon Abdelhady says she is the perfect Democratic National Convention delegate.

“I was recruited because I’m a woman. I’m a Palestinian. I’m a Muslim. I’m disabled and, because I’m 30 and still not married, people think I’m gay.

Gah!! That is my second-biggest pet peeve with society today. A generation ago, "I'm old and never married" was immediately understood as merely a consequence of being funny-looking, personality-deficient, and/or stupidly wasting your marriageable years pursuing various interests instead of pursuing a husband (in my case, all three, heh). Now, if you're funny-looking, grumpy, and wasted your youth, you MUST be a LESBIAN, better some sort of feminist separatist. I respect anyone who acheives that life if they wanted it, but I'm sick to death of being assumed to be one of them.

(Just after I graduated from college, I worked with a blind, albino, Jewish lesbian from Boston. About as far-left as Obama, but friendly, and I'm sure wherever she is tonight she's pleased. But on the DNC's "identity/victim" scorecard, she'd get trumped by even the able-bodied male Palestinians. It's disgusting, truly.)


Steve Burri said...

Oh! I didn't know you were Muslim!

HeatherRadish said...

God, I hope not!