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The Slut Paula Broadwell
The Other McCain ^ | November 10, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 11/10/2012 2:16:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way, eh? Aren’t feminists who embrace the “slut” label (e.g., “Slutwalk“) all about empowerment and liberation? And if you are an empowered liberated woman, what difference does it make if you’re married or your partner is married? All those silly vows — “Forsaking all others” and so forth — are just oppressive tools by which the patriarchy subjugates women, and anyone who buys into moral ideals of marital permanence and lifelong fidelity has succumbed to what the Marxists would call “false consciousness.”

Stipulate that adultery has occurred and continues to occur even in the most traditionalist societies, as for example the infamous Beecher-Tilton scandal. We can’t blame feminism for everything.

Still, doesn’t it just make sense that the cheating husband will have more opportunities to cheat in a culture where rhetoric about the sexual empowerment of women is so widely accepted that anyone who dares question it is condemned as a misogynist or a puritanial religious fanatic? In the case of Gen. David Petraeus and his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, is there no one who can defend the marital rights of Holly Petraeus, the general’s wife of 37 years, without being accused of hypocrisy, prudery or sexism? And what about the husband — father of her two sons — whom the slut Paula Broadwell betrayed?

Taylor Berman at Gawker examines the evidence that Scott Broadwell suspected his wife was cheating with Petraeus and wrote a letter to New York Times advice columnist Chuck Klosterman and received a published answer informed by political correctness and moral relativism:

Don’t expose the affair in any high-profile way. It would be different if this man’s project was promoting some (contextually hypocritical) family-values platform, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. . . . This is between you and your spouse.

Right: Adultery is only a scandal if it involves hypocrisy, and only Republican “family-values” spokesmen are capable of hypocrisy, so the adultery of an important Obama administration official should be viewed as strictly a private matter. If it weren’t for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.

According to her Wikipedia page, Broadwell remained an Army reserve officer while she was knocking boots with the CIA director and was only recently elevated to the rank of lieutenant colonel, a promotion she never would have gotten had her illicit affair been exposed earlier. And it appears the slut was very cunning in her seduction:

Paula Broadwell, 39, has said she often conducted interviews with Petraeus while jogging. The pair met in 2006, when she was attending the Kennedy Center for Public Leadership at Harvard.

Ah, yes — the elite institution, and the ambitious West Point graduate using her sexuality to gain advantageous access to the Alpha Male, who had conveniently tucked his wife into a political sinecure with the Obama administration’s pet bureaucracy:

His wife, Holly, the daughter of a West Point superintendent, heads the office for service-member affairs in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created by the 2010 financial-regulation law.

Give the Missus a do-gooder job to keep her busy while you’re keeping busy with other things, eh, General?

Of course, the feminists will cry foul that I am interpreting this tawdry human drama ideologically, even while they themselves view it through the lens of their own narrow ideology. My point is not that feminism causes adultery, but rather that the feminist rhetoric of “empowerment” provides a convenient rationalization for such behavior, and that feminism privileges the interests of a relatively small cadre of women (elite careerist strivers like Paula Broadwell) over the interests of others.

The inherent selfishness of feminism — its meaning as the expression of the power-oriented ambitions of a self-interested elite — is what needs to be examined. As is so often true in radical politics, the demand for “equality” is a precursor to the demand for hegemonic superiority.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: davidpetraeus; feminism; infidelity; paulabroadwell
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1 posted on 11/10/2012 2:17:05 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


2 posted on 11/10/2012 2:17:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That’s as may be, but there’s an old saying. Blame the rat, not the cheese.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 2:22:51 PM PST by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

At least the title of her book makes sense now.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 2:23:44 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I read elsewhere that this affair was exposed because Ms. Broadwell made explicit email threats to another woman who works with Gen. Petraeus. This woman was so frightened that she called the FBi to look into it. Certainly this does not look like Ms. Broadwell was “empowered” by her affair. Rather, she became threatening and abusive to other women around Gen. Petraeous. How tacky!


5 posted on 11/10/2012 2:25:08 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

” - - - met in 2006, when she was attending the Kennedy Center for Public Leadership at Harvard. - - - “

What are the dummy donation organizations connection between the Kennedy Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University, and donations they made since 2006 to al-Qaeda?

Conversely, pretty co-eds don’t come cheaply, and so what did al-Qaeda have to pay?

BTW, this operation petticoat code name wasn’t Ben G. Hazi was it?


6 posted on 11/10/2012 2:30:55 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Broadwell/Fluke-2020!


7 posted on 11/10/2012 2:31:45 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another strike against Petraeus is he inappropriately meddled in civilian affairs by harassing Terry Jones, who was planning to burn a Koran as a principled act of protest. Petraeus was way out of line there.
Today’s generals have become a rather PC lot.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 2:33:34 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t have much respect for the woman, but is it necessary to call her a “slut”?


9 posted on 11/10/2012 2:33:40 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am sure he had nothing to do with it.

right.

/sarc


10 posted on 11/10/2012 2:35:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Graewoulf
Perhaps codename Bang Hussy
11 posted on 11/10/2012 2:35:24 PM PST by BigLittle (Let us not expect the spiritual spring until we first pass through the spiritual winter.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

This thread needs a Lick button.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 2:35:52 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: popdonnelly

Whore are you talking about?


13 posted on 11/10/2012 2:37:03 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t see this as any more an indictment of ‘feminism’ than of ‘masculinism’. The General was responsible for his own activities and betrayal.

Yes, the biographer is responsible for hers as well, but her betrayal would be of her husband, as the General’s would be of his wife.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 2:37:29 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: popdonnelly
I don’t have much respect for the woman, but is it necessary to call her a “slut”?

Completely agree. In fact, when I see an author use this kind of language with such vigor, I expect they are getting a thrill from it.

15 posted on 11/10/2012 2:37:48 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: BushCountry

I guess they’re lucky she didn’t title it _All the Way._


16 posted on 11/10/2012 2:38:47 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"the Alpha Male, who had conveniently tucked his wife into a political sinecure with the Obama administration’s pet bureaucracy:"

No, Fauxcahontas did the embedding of Holly into Zer0's regime.

17 posted on 11/10/2012 2:39:22 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: popdonnelly

what would you call her?


18 posted on 11/10/2012 2:39:48 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: BushCountry

Her sequel is titled “Sacked”.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 2:40:16 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: popdonnelly

How would you describe her and her behavior?


20 posted on 11/10/2012 2:40:34 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Graewoulf

maybe its all a put up deal to frame someone to control them.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 2:42:27 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Farmer Dean

Totally hot and provocative.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 2:43:12 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mr Broadwell could break up his marriage without exposing Petraeus.

The angst in his letter to The Ethicist makes no sense.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 2:44:18 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: popdonnelly
I don’t have much respect for the woman, but is it necessary to call her a “slut”?

No, but if the article also referred to the "lecher" Petreaus, it would be somewhat fair.

24 posted on 11/10/2012 2:44:59 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: popdonnelly

Do you not think she has loose sexual morals? Evidence says otherwise.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 2:46:00 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Ms. Broadwell made explicit email threats to another woman..”

Hmmmm, must have discovered another woman that the General was “mentoring”. Petraeus is a busy man.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 2:46:17 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Slut with a slot.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 2:46:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: popdonnelly
"...but is it necessary to call her a “slut”?"

No she sounds more like a woman in need.

28 posted on 11/10/2012 2:47:07 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: BigLittle

” - - - Perhaps codename Bang Hussy - - - “

Probably not, as Free Sex Advocate Sandra Fluke already is enjoyed that description, as we write, and write, and write - - - .


29 posted on 11/10/2012 2:49:33 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Paladin2

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/65717256-elizabeth-warren-holly-petraeus-interview.html


30 posted on 11/10/2012 2:50:15 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dan Ackroyd: “Paula, you highly educated and well-connected slut.....”


31 posted on 11/10/2012 2:50:35 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have to wonder if threats to reveal this affair had anything to do with Patreaus backing gays in the military.


32 posted on 11/10/2012 2:50:43 PM PST by bramps
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Never understood why Petreaus went with the Obama administration. Just seemed beneath him to be so closely associated with Obama and especially Hillary after making the Be-Tray-us comment.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 2:51:29 PM PST by classified
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To: River Hawk

You are thinking of General Demsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He made the phone call to Pasrtor Jones, “on his own”.

Maybe he should have doing military planning for rescues of ambassadors—you know, like what we pay him for.

Another perfumed prince.


34 posted on 11/10/2012 2:53:29 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: classified

Petraeus and his wife are apparently community organizers in training.


35 posted on 11/10/2012 2:53:42 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: popdonnelly; novascotianative; Farmer Dean; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
what would you call her?

How would you describe her and her behavior?

And what are we to call him and his behavior? Wasn’t he just as married as she was? What is the male equivalent of the word “Slut”? Why do we call adulterous women “sluts” and male adulterers something like “players”? What is the male equivalent of the word “Slut”? There should really be one so I’ll invent one – “Mlut” as in “The Mlut David Petraeus”.

36 posted on 11/10/2012 2:54:38 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: newheart

So what would you call a woman who is married (and with children) who engages in an adulterous affair with a married man(who also has children)?

Is your quibble merely because you don’t know if she has had more than one affair? Am I allowed to ask the non-PC question——did she sleep her way to the top???


37 posted on 11/10/2012 2:55:34 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Paladin2

Rumors have it that it was an Lizzy Warren aide that was the target of the email attacks. Rumors....


38 posted on 11/10/2012 2:56:18 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: bramps
"I have to wonder if threats to reveal this affair had anything to do with Patreaus backing gays in the military."

Occam's razor says that one who has embraced moral relativism would be inclined to have an adulterous affair and back gays in the military without the need for any coercion in either endeavour.

39 posted on 11/10/2012 2:57:58 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: popdonnelly
[I don’t have much respect for the woman, but is it necessary to call her a “slut”?]

Yes, because she is one.

40 posted on 11/10/2012 2:58:59 PM PST by fini
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To: MD Expat in PA
Why do we call adulterous women “sluts” and male adulterers something like “players”?

Wow, a line right out of the liberal feminist playbook with a little ghetto speak tossed in.

Congrats!

41 posted on 11/10/2012 2:59:18 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Or the slut General Petreaus.. not a lot of difference..
He was bought and is owned by Barry Half-White..
A slut.. ALWAYS UNfaithful..


42 posted on 11/10/2012 3:01:06 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Just call her a ‘fluke’.


43 posted on 11/10/2012 3:01:06 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: bramps

“...Patreaus backing gays in the military.”

A smart career decision.


44 posted on 11/10/2012 3:02:14 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: MD Expat in PA

I call him a failure as a man and a person of low moral character.


45 posted on 11/10/2012 3:02:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: MD Expat in PA
"What is the male equivalent of the word “Slut”?"

Stud.

46 posted on 11/10/2012 3:03:53 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: exit82; River Hawk

“Petraeus condemns Quran burning as protests rage on”

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/03/afghanistan.protests/


47 posted on 11/10/2012 3:04:52 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: novascotianative
Just call her a ‘fluke’.

LOL...like it!

Are you really from Nova Scocia?

Best lobster in the whole wide world!

48 posted on 11/10/2012 3:05:52 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Nova Scocia=Nova Scotia.....yeesh


49 posted on 11/10/2012 3:07:16 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: popdonnelly

Why not


50 posted on 11/10/2012 3:08:56 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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