Monday, April 7, 2008

Hillary Clinton: Mad As Hell/Bitch

This is an incredibly powerful video by ShuttheFreudUp. It moved me to tears, both for the incredible misogyny on display by the MSM, misogyny that seems to be readily accepted, and for the strength of character Clinton displays in the face of it. She is standing up for herself, for women, for anyone who has been ill-treated for who they are. I am proud of her, and ashamed of those who would treat her so horribly. It says a great deal about THEM that they lash out at her so, and much about HER that she is able to carry on in the face of those who attack her. I continue to marvel at her inner strength, at the courage of her convictions. And I weep that we live in a culture that so devalues women, in which pundits can routinely say such derogatory things about women. And I am dishearted that my political party has stood by while Clinton has been attacked, and has even ENGAGED in those attacks. As Maya Angelou says, "Rise!" That is a lesson for us all - rise against the hatred and the attacks. Stand up to those who wish to tear her, us, down. Stand together, stand strong, and we will rise above. (Well done on the video, Shut the Freud Up Productions)

2 comments:

GeekLove08 said...

Thank you for taking the time to create a blog post on the video "Mad as Hell/Bitch".

The video was created by two grassroots supporters who met online, IndyRobin and GeekLove08. It took 4 weeks to create the video as we were collaborating via e-mail and we had a lot of material to work with. Both of us are fairly new to YouTube-- I started to create videos in February and this was IndyRobin's first video.

We believe that the message of misogyny, as well as the character assassination of Hillary Clinton, by the media is an important one. We are "mad as hell" that television has become what Edward R. Murrow had warned about in 1958 when he said "This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box."

Thanks to people like you, the video has gone "viral" spreading through the internet, and perhaps inspiring people to speak out against the media.

If you and/or your readers have the opportunity, we would appreciate it very much if you could go to the original video post on YouTube and RATE the video, post a COMMENT on the video, and FAVORITE the video. These actions will help the video earn YouTube "honors" which may help further promote the video online. (You can get to the YouTube site for the video by double clicking the video on your blog.)

Thanks again for your post.

GeekLove08

P.S. The video is NOT an anti-Obama video, but rather a video against the media bias. No matter who one supports, this type of character assassination and sexism by the media should not be tolerated. However, for those who do support Hillary Clinton, a donation to her campaign, for those who can afford it, would be great. There is a donation link on YouTube. The donation link appears when you click "More info" that appears next to the video information "Added: April 06, 2008". I will also try to post a link here too -- Click to Donate. Thanks.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Wow - thank you for stopping by! I have seen comments by your partner at No Quarter and Taylor Marsh - and I know your video was held at the 4/11 rally (how did that go, btw? There seems to be LITTLE info on that!).

It is a GREAT piece, and you have much reason to be proud of this work. I can only imagine how difficult it was to do, but you brought it to a positive conclusion, not an easy task with all of the hatred being spewed. And that highlights what is so special abt Clinton - her ability to get through, to perservere, and to succeed! WELL DONE!!!!