February 17, 2016

"Killer Mike Defends Himself After ‘Uterus’ Comment at Sanders Rally."

"The Atlanta rapper, who has helped Mr. Sanders in his attempts to garner support from black voters...."


"... said that he was quoting from a recent conversation with a feminist as he pointedly attacked Hillary Clinton...."
“When people tell us, ‘Hold on, wait awhile.’ And that’s what the other Democrat is telling you,” Killer Mike said. “ ‘Hold on, Black Lives Matter. Just wait awhile.’ ‘Hold on, young people in this country, just wait awhile.’ And then, and then she — she get good, she have your own mama come to you. Your own mama say to you, ‘Well, you’re a woman.’... But I talked to Jane Elliott a few weeks ago, and Jane said, ‘Michael, a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to be — you have to have policy that’s reflective of social justice.’ ”
Why does he have to defend himself for saying that?

ADDED: The name "Killer Mike" got me thinking about the old one-hit-wonder recording "Killer Joe," by The Rocky Fellers. Just a 1960s diversion for a Wednesday morning. Nothing to do with the election. Not everything's about the election.


David Begley said...

I can't take seriously anyone who goes by the name "Killer Mike."

Now Ice T is a different matter.

JAORE said...

Do you really have to ask why?

He invoked women in a pro-Republican statement. He must be punished.

Quaestor said...

Garner a new pet peeve. Get over it.

Quaestor said...

The problem is too many Americans think the thesaurus is extinct.

rehajm said...

The name "Killer Mike" got me thinking about the old one-hit-wonder recording "Killer Joe,"

I thought of Wonder Mike.

rhhardin said...

Just because you have nipples doesn't mean you're qualified to be president.

rhhardin said...

Nobody ever uses rhetorical labia, cervix or fallopian tubes. Only vagina, uterus and ovaries.

"Tie Ethel's tubes" might be an exception.

Bill R said...

He should have said "What matters is what's between your ears, not what's between your legs"

Larry J said...

All Hillary! has to recommend her for the presidency is that she's a Vagino-American. Her accomplishments are few and far separated. Bernie Sanders isn't really any better, accomplishments wise. Most of what Hillary! has tried, she has screwed up. But she's a woman! and it's her turn! Her dislike of men comes across loud and clear so she has to play the woman card for all its worth. It's the only card she has.

traditionalguy said...

I don't know if I can stand such language.

He was blatant for Mammal privilege, and he came real close to uttering the worst word on earth: Pussy.

What about the innocent children. Now parents have to explain what uterus means to their precious innocents.

MaxedOutMama said...

He shouldn't have to defend himself, of course.

Hillary Clinton is not a good candidate, and that's mostly because of her own deeds. I think there is some sensitivity on the part of the Albrights, because essentially that's what they are saying - support her because she has a uterus.

Then we have the transsexuals, who are deeply offended that one should associate womanhood with uteri. How narrow! How transphobic! Stop the VIOLENCE!!

Fritz said...

She is owed them votes.

Juvenal said...

Don't forget about 'Prison Mike' from The Office. Or Crazy Eyed Killa, the anti-cunnilingist, from Curb Your Enthusiasm. I'm sure they are Sanders supporters as well. Because Everyone Hates Hillary.

Fernandinande said...

Some guy calling himself Killer Mike said "uterus" and it's national news.

n.n said...

Uterus is a trigger word. It's closely related to womb which reminds female chauvinists of the short period where abortion rites were restricted under universal human rights. A period when natural females were not exploited as taxable commodities, transgender womb banks, and a monolithic social class.

Anglelyne said...

Why does he have to defend himself for saying that?

In Clown World, unless you refuse to apologize for anything, you end up apologizing for everything.

(NYT to Sane World translator:

"Ignited a controversy": became subject of slap-fest among a handful of social media cretins. See also

"firestorm on Twitter": slap-fest among a handful of social media cretins.)

HoodlumDoodlum said...
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HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...Why does he have to defend himself for saying that?

This is not a serious question; you know the answer.

Rhythm and Balls said...

I can't find anyone else trying to make a story out of this except for the Gray Lady.

This stuff is getting so old. Susan Sarandon had, what I think, was the best response. And she's fireproof on this since she's a woman.

Should have figured that the gender-card momentum they lost with Albright's and Steinem's blunders wouldn't last.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

I bet I'm the only Althouse commenter who can recall (though maybe not perfectly) Killer Mike lyrics.

Whenever I hear or see him I can't help but recall a line he had in an Outkast song. It was something like:

I like my blunts thick like I like my bitch, attempted murder dick for ways I choke chicks, squirt it in her eye, make it hard to focus.

Anywho, I can also provide Mike Jones number for any of y'all who may be new to rapping Mikes.