Ok, here’s the scoop. For those of you who don’t know who Chicks on the Right are, they are two women who think conservatism needs a ‘serious makeover’. They are attempting to show that not all conservatives are ‘stodgy white guys in suits’. Here is an excerpt from their site:
” When you hear the word “conservative” or “Republican” or the phrase “right-wing,” what image pops into your mind? If your answer looks anything like an older white dude with gray hair and a scowl, wearing a
business suit or holding a bible and wielding a firearm, you’re not alone. Stodgy old white guys have long been associated with the GOP and conservatives. And it was, in part, this very stereotype that led us to start Chicks On The Right. We think conservatism needs a big-time makeover.
“We like snark, we like to have fun, and our site reflects that. We don’t claim to be journalists or political experts or economists or anything other than two cool chicks who like to tell people what we think about stuff. In other words, what you’ll read is our opinions on today’s political news, culture, and the media. Except that instead of being served up all newsy and serious, it’ll sound more like you’ve just sat down for cocktails with us, after shopping for shoes. We welcome liberals and conservatives alike to join in the discussion, and encourage lively but civil discourse.”
First, I take offense at that! I DO ‘wield a firearm’ and I DO wear a business suit. The seriousness of what is happening in our nation DOES make me scowl. Sorry, can’t just go shoe shopping and SNARK at people with ‘gleeful’ photos being taken of my crotch! AND, I happen to LIKE stodgy old white guys! My Dad is one of those guys! The CHICKS are SELL OUTS. They hate the white male just like the LIBERALS and ATHEISTS do. Apparently, we need to ‘remake’ our image to NOT include you, fellas!
Sexists! Racists! Whitists! (Aww, just kiddin’ , ‘ladies’..)
I saw this image of the Bullies (oops, Chicks) on the Right and thought, “That’s how they want to portray conservative women?” I also thought, “Aren’t they kinda OLD to be acting like that?” I thought it was kinda stupid. Kinda…insecure kinda like they think women need to act like teenagers to be noticed. But I have posted their stuff from time to time. They are, after all, conservative women bloggers like me and I like to support conservatives. But then they came out with this new photo today, I felt a bit uncomfortable.
It turned me off. It just looks… desperate. As a professional woman, I have had to ask myself MANY times: “Just how sexy can I/ should I go?” Every woman has asked herself that question. It is an age old question. ESPECIALLY for older women- the one on the right has WRINKLES, for goodness sake! Now, as a REAL chick on the right, I think these two look too old to wear short shorts and blow bubbles while making stupid faces. I, personally, don’t feel it is.. well… necesary. Our ideas are GOOD ideas and our ideas can stand on their own. We just need to GET THEM OUT because the leftist media refuses to. And yet, they want people to take their conservatism seriously. AND they hope to present a ‘new’ face for conservative women? AND for conservatism in general? no thanks ‘Ladies’.
Here is the comment I posted on that photo when they shared it today. After they read this comment, they wrote an article laughingly called, “How Chicks Tear Each Other Down”. huh? huh? does anyone smell the hypocrisy in the air?
“Come’on Chicks. I really enjoy your commentary- but is this what conservative women need to do to get young readers? Look, either we have a real message or we don’t. But prostituting ourselves for their attention is just sad. Please choose another strategy.”
Well, these two lost their MINDS over that comment. They actually dedicated an entire post to me and invited their ‘snarky’ readers to call me every name in the book. And they did. Nice. Very lady-like. Here’s an excerpt:
“But Susan claimed to enjoy our commentary, so she clearly doesn’t think we are hideous people on the inside (BUT I DO NOW!). She just wanted to tear us down about our physical appearance (LIE). There are women’s fashion magazine covers at the grocery checkout which show more skin than our picture above.
I don’t get it. (AWWW, isn’t that cute- they are so innocent, they don’t ‘get it’). You’d think we were photographed with my tongue in Daisy’s ear and my hand on her boob or something based on some of the comments (can anyone say: yet another attempt at over-aged ‘coolness’?).
Anyway, it just makes me sad that based on a gleeful photo (Gleeful. They don’t ‘get it’ that this is a sexy kitten picture- and they want us to believe they’re smart?), a conservative woman would accuse us of prostituting ourselves. That’s pure meanness right there, you guys. Nothing more, nothing less.” Awww, they are VICTIMS of my MEANNESS….
Now, who buys that innocence? And just because more skin is shown ANYWHERE doesn’t mean that two women hoping to change the ‘face’ of us ‘stodgy’ conservative women need have a photographer photograph them at crotch level, does it? Since when did, “hey, everyone’s doin’ it, so I should do it” become the benchmark of conservativism? Since when did, “hey, Johnny did it, so I can do it and you can’t say I’m wrong, so there!” become a reasonable statement? They claim that I had a problem with their physical appearance. That is a big, fat lie. I accused them of USING their looks AND their bodies to attract a younger readership. And they ARE! Isn’t that what EVERYONE does? It’s called the EASY way out, Chicks. I just don’t think it’s either necessary or useful for conservative women. It think it cheapens our ideas significantly.
So, the two ‘snarky’ women used their BULLY PULPIT (bought by their sexuality and desperate need to be ‘cool’), wrote a personal attack piece on me and then challenged me to respond. I did. And I sent an olive branch to them. To be firmly rejected. Apparently, I called them prostitutes. And they don’t ‘get’ my comment. Even though they allow greasy, old, more-than-stodgy-old-white-men to slather them with sexually charged, um, ‘compliments’ all over their page. There’s a lot these ‘ladies’ don’t get, don’t you think? You have officially become BIMBOS, my little bullies. Intelligent women ‘get’ things.
I mean, they would actually have to own up to the very thing they accused me of: Chicks tearing each other down! And that would be a loss of too much face, eh, Bullies, I mean, Chicks?
Let’s evaluate the situation, shall we? I am a stay at home mom working my butt off from early morning to late in the evening, doing research and getting on the news before most bloggers are on it. And I work with other bloggers who do the same- none of us are famous and none of us wish for fame or money. We just love our country and our God. We are ON the news- certainly before the Bullies on the Right are on it. They post hours, if not DAYS , after we risk-taking investigative bloggers do the real work. They sit there, determining if the piece will please their audience and elicit a response. THEN they post it, along with their ‘snarky’, uber-cool teenage comments. They should be called ‘Chickens on the Right’. I have never asked for a penny in my life nor will I ever for my blogging hours. I have stood for my ideas and have been persecuted for them. With zero compensation! They have a nice little donate button and are opening a little store to make money. Ah, so now we get to it. Short Little Rebel is in it for the love of country and love of God. Bullies on the Right are on it for the money. They know damn well that sex sells. So does the political cheap shot. So does hate. (oh, I’m sorry, I meant ‘SNARK’). When men try to compliment me on my looks, I remind them that I am married and gently rebuke them. The men on my page behave like gentlemen because of it.
Rather than accept my olive branch, they chose instead to skew my words and my meaning. And they made fun of MY blog- ie, how SMALL it is! The nerve. These two self proclaimed ‘intelligent’ women suggest that I, too, should grease my legs and buy some pink bubble gum too. Perhaps, then, my Short Little Rebel site will match theirs! Nice. But no thanks. I bank on IDEAS and LOGIC. Sure, it’s the harder, slower way. But everything worth ANYTHING always is. So, Chicks, you can keep your SNARK, your leg grease and your bubble gum. Good luck to ya. I will stay on the ‘road less taken’. Not glammorous, but I believe in it.
Nov. 2016 update: I notice that the Chicks have cleaned up their look these days. Gee, I wonder why? Heh, heh, heh… Oh, and my blog has hit over 2million hits since then….