After reading this hot, bourgousie mess of John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter/Lisa Druck trying to pathetically put a postive spin on her role in the clusterfuck that is John Edwards' everyday I came to two conclusions:
1) This woman is completely dellusional. And in the worst, mind-numbing, narcissitic way. She posing with NO PANTS ON while sitting with her legs apart on her daughters bed surrounded by Barney, Kermit, Dora the Explorer and one petrified looking pink pillow with googly eyes. But she didn't know those pictures without her pants on would come across as SO TACKY! She had no clue, y'all! Even though it was for GQ and SHE DIDN'T HAVE ON PANTS!!!
2) Rielle Hunter's definition of the term "emasculation."
I feel comfortable talking now, because Johnny went public and made a statement admitting paternity. I didn't feel like I could ever speak until he did that. Because had I spoken, I would have emasculated him. And I could not emasculate him. Also, it is not my desire to teach my daughter that when Mommy's upset with Daddy, you take matters into your own hands and fix Daddy's mistakes. Which I view as one of the biggest problems in all female-and-male relationships.
According to Webster "to emasculate" means "to deprive of strength, vigor, or spirit" or "to castraste." I'm going to offer up six examples of "emasculation," which is the act of dening a man his manhood in a demeaning and dehibilitating fashion, and I want you to tell me which definition makes the most sense.
A. A young black man, who also happens to be a slave, wishes to marry the woman he loves, another slave. He asks his half-brother -- his white master -- for permission. The master insteads rapes his would be bride and when she is unable to deal with the rape she is promptly sold to another plantation away from the man she loved. The master tells his half brother to let it go and tells him to pick another bride, but he doesn't want another bride. He wanted the woman he loved.
B. An Asian American college student feels he has just won the respect and esteem of his peers only to overhear a dorm room conversation between his white male roommates joking about the fact that he "probably has a tiny penis," "smells funny" and make several jokes about his physical size. Later in the semester he gets beat up when he tries to assert yourself and everyone tells him to "get over it" because they were just "joking around." His black eye, though, says different.
C. You are a sailor in the US Navy when you are awakened one night by your senior officer as he tries to force himself sexually on you. When you rebuff his advances he makes your life a living hell, reassigning you to the most demeaning of duty. You try to tell people what happened, but it falls on deaf ears. No one cares.
D. You are a 75-year-old black man and you, along with your 68-year-old brother are moving some furniture for an employer when a pair of white police offers pull you over. The officers are young enough to be your grandchildren, yet they ask "What you BOYS doing stealing this stuff?" You are angry, but you can't act on it. They're police officers and you're in a small, Southern town. You explain yourself, but eventually, the wealthy white woman who hired you to move her things has to call in and vouche for you.
E. You are an Sunni Arab, minding your own business, when your country is invaded and you are "rounded up" as a terrorist threat when you haven't done anything wrong. Soldiers burst into your house in the middle of the night, terrifying your family. You are dragged out in your underwear in front of your screaming wife and children and dragged off to a prison facility where sadist military members make you pose in sexually explicit positions with other inmates. They photograph you and laugh, mocking your innocence and your misery. You are later released, but never receive an apology or retribution for the pain you endured.
F. You are a wealthy politician running for President who is cheating on your cancer-stricken wife with a much younger woman. When your wife learns of the affair she goes ballistic. You tell your mistress that you might have to "cool things down for a while until this blows over," then turn around and renew your wedding vows with your dying wife and continue your pursuit of the presidency. You even convince one of your aides to say the mistress is really HIS mistress when she becomes pregnant. As she winds up living with the aide and his family the mistress is upset by this, but chooses to say nothing for fear of "emasculating" him.
If you thought A through E sounded like someone's manhood was being ripped from them and they were told they were no longer human, did not have a right to their feelings and that they should just shut up and take the abuse then YES, you're right! Those are examples of "emasculation." As a black woman who studied black history I grew up learning ALL ABOUT how black men and women were denied their humanity and what resulted was an emasculation of men and a dehumanization of women. Stories about how black women were just "asking" for it because we were so wonton and wicked and how black men "ain't shit." THAT'S emasculation. Being a young Japanese American man during WWII who found his only way out of being stuck in a detention camp was to join a segregated military unit is a form of emasculation. Being a Chinese immigrant during the turn of the century, who came to build the railroads, but being told your wife couldn't come over to live in the US with you is a form of emasculation. What the U.S. government did to Sitting Bull was a form of emasculation. There are LOTS of documented instances of where a ruling class has decided that someone "lower" or different isn't really "a man." There's a reason why during Civil Rights protest black men carried placards that said "I AM A MAN." Because, you know? They weren't treasted as humans. They were denied their rights, and whatnot. THAT'S emasculation.
Cheating on your wife and her being RABID DOG PISSED ABOUT IT is NOT emasculation! No one is denying John Edwards his "rights." No one is saying John Edwards is not a human being who deserves the right to choose his own destiny. Who chose to schtupp someone who wasn't his wife. So Rielle Hunter/Lisa Druck can justify her affair with the former presidential candiate anyway she wants, but being mad at someone for something they did that was wrong is NOT emasculation. Please stop completely misunderstanding a term that should only be applied to men who have actually seen their rights, dreams and other issues be infringed upon, stripped away then thrown back in their faces.