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Dinesh D’Souza’s backwards future wife on the evils of Women’s Suffrage

Dinesh D’Souza’s future wife?

So good old Dinesh D’Souza — the right-wing culture warrior who hit it big this year with the film 2016: Obama’s America — evidently has a new fiancee. This has caused a big kerfuffle amongst some of D’Souza’s pals on the Christian right, because it turns out that he’s not quite unmarried at the moment, having only just filed for divorce from his current wife of twenty years. Oh, and his new gal pal – 29-year-old Denise Odie Joseph II —  is apparently also married.

Yesterday, D’Souza resigned his lucrative job as president of The King’s College, a small evangelical school in Manhattan (where he was reportedly paid a cool million bucks a year). His explanation for the whole adultery thing?

I had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings.

Yeah, how could a family-values-loving, highly paid president of an evangelical Christian college possibly be expected to know that getting engaged to someone while you’re still married might not go over so well in evangelical circles?

As a result of all the controversy, D’Souza says he and his beloved are “suspending” their engagement.

But enough about Dinesh. Let’s talk about his (possible) future wife. Despite the whole adultery thing, Joseph seems to think of herself as a bit of a crusader for “family  values” against the evil forces of liberalism and feminism.

Indeed, in one blog post earlier this year on Smart Girl Politics, she argued, amongst other things, that women’s suffrage was a terrible mistake. Well, “argued” might be stretching it: the post is a long, barely coherent, free-associational rant laced not only with internalized misogyny but with racism and homophobia to boot. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Beginning with a highly ironic paean to Rick Santorum as the only Republican in the primaries “to acknowledge … that the family unit is the cornerstone of American society,” Joseph then launched into a confusing and confused attack on what she called RINO – that is, Republican In Name Only – men who in her view haven’t been doing enough to keep their wives and daughters in check:

RINO Republicans are analogous to fathers who proudly proclaim their conservativeness at dinner parties or perhaps during early afternoon phone calls to El Rusbo’s show, but let their “independently-minded” wives … pump their teenagers full of birth control and encourage their daughters to live the lives for which their bra-burning foremothers fought so valiantly. …

RINO Dads are those guys who will sheepishly to proudly, fill out Republican ballots on Election Day while their wives openly mark their support for things like, “freedom of choice” and “freedom from poverty.” What most people don’t realize, and indeed what I didn’t realize until I blocked out the “madding crowd,” is that these women and their RINO men are like a vast national living history museum, pictographically illustrating exactly why the 19th Amendment was never the best idea ever and in fact, more closely resembles the greatest show on Earth. Think Ringling Bros. …

When our men cannot even remember the principled widespread women’s opposition to women’s suffrage because they never even learned about it in the first place, but can instantly recall which American president freed the slaves without also recalling the importance of his most seminal quote—“A house divided cannot stand,” our society is in trouble.

She quotes anti-suffragette Madeline Dahlgren (1871):

We believe that God has wisely and well adapted each sex to the proper performance of the duties of each. We believe our trusts to be as important and sacred as any that exist.

It is our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons who represent us at the ballot-box. Our fathers and husbands love us. Our sons are what we make them. We are content that they represent us in the corn-field, the battle-field and the ballot-box, and we them in the school-room, at the fireside, and at the cradle; believing our representation, even at the ballot-box, to be thus more full and impartial that it could possibly be were all women allowed to vote.

Evidently, while God doesn’t think women should vote, he has no problem with women writing barely coherent tirades about politics on a blog called Smart Girl Politics.

After a weird digression in which Joseph explains she will no longer shop at J Crew because one of the designers there paints her son’s fingernails pink, Joseph returns to her attack on the RINO dudes. She spices up her argument with some good old fashioned racism:

While RINO dads and men are often heard snickering about feminists around the water cooler, they do not realize that by virtue of being RINOs, they are complying with the same feminist/liberal system of social engineering they sneer at when manifested in more obvious forms like the black single-mother society. Believing themselves to be infinitely superior by virtue of being married and financially supporting their children, they do not realize that they are setting their own sons up to be the “playas” and their daughters up to be the “played.”

If they took a moment to actually listen to the music their children listened to, or a moment to look at the way their children dress, they would realize that they are going the way of black ghetto society. They would realize that by failing to do the job their foremothers cherished, their wives, who don’t even know enough to scoff at Madeline Dahlgren and who should be the proud, moral guardians of their homes, are leading their RINO (and real Republican civilization) to their inevitable demises.

This, for some reason, leads into an extended attack on the singer KeSha and the video for her song “Tik Tok,” after which she returns to the subject of RINO dads.

Apparently though her video father seems capable of amassing enough money to afford his family a comfortable lifestyle and manicured lawn, he is completely powerless against the will of his monstrous teenaged whore child. This video might as well be a Discovery Channel documentary on the behavior of that intriguing species known as the RINO Dad. Thank the Lord no man will ever expect Ke$ha to be the moral guardian of his home, seeing that her father’s generation seems to be the last marrying generation. And who can blame them? With Ke$has or watered-down versions to choose from, what man would want to voluntarily impregnate a woman? …

Perhaps Ke$ha’s father learned along the way that if he beat the hell out of Ke$ha like she deserves and then sent her to a convent, he would become a social pariah and end up in jail.

I guess “beating the hell” out of children is a family value?

After a bit more KeSha-inspired free association, Joseph returns to chronicling the coming apocalypse, and manages to produce this unholy muddle of a sentence:

From extreme vanity sizing to demands that magazine models (anorexic and unattractively thin models notwithstanding) look like the “real” (cuz I guess the rest of us don’t count) size 8 woman, who historically would measure in at a size 16 to 20, modern women of the West are on the apocalyptic “Wild Hunt” for the ideal and are leaving terrific characteristic destruction in its wake.

Then she follows up with this shorter but equally baffling sentence:

 As women spearhead the demise of the ideal, the alternative to hypocrisy, they spearhead the demise of social order as we know it and love it.

Then — perhaps unwisely, in light of her current situation with the still-married Mr. D’Souza — she returns to the importance of traditional family values, once again with a side order of racism:

Henceforth, all of us will be staring down the barrel of life in a hip hop video or government-funded project where no one makes pretenses about “what they be.” Where no one has to succumb to sin because sinning is the status quo and where no one need ridiculously pretend to be faithful because well, we would have wisely outgrown such primitive notions about nuclear families as individual economies. We would have outgrown capitalism itself because government entitlement spending would have to grow ten-fold to accommodate and assist the burgeoning hoards of single-mom children born of the scarred sons of divorce who accidentally inseminated their female sex partners, or couples who themselves participated in that modern American rite of passage we call divorce.

Huh. You mean that “rite of passage” that you and Mr. D’Souza will soon both be intimately familiar with?

After an extended  defense (I guess) of Sarah Palin, she winds up her attack on hypocritical “in name only” Republican dudes:

RINO Dads, the next time you see your daughter bounding (or sauntering) down the stairs in a pair of booty shorts with messages like “juicy” emblazoned on her backside, please stop her, turn her around, and force her to go upstairs and change.  As you march her room-ward, tell her why she can’t dress like this, school her on the consequences of her behavior.  Do it even if you were on your way to your man cave to watch x-rated content featuring teenaged-looking girls dancing around in booty shorts with messages like “juicy” emblazoned on their backsides. Do it for your daughter, yourself, society, the ideal, but most of all, do it because you now remember that hypocrisy has always been our last, best hope.

Apparently so.

Hat tip to Ed Brayton of Dispatches From the Culture Wars for unearthing this post from Ms. Joseph.

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The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

Hey Mellerfuckwit – women have been in the police forces in your own country for over a century. You may look at this article for references. To quote from it (emphasis mine):

“The first police matrons appeared in the nineteenth century and, in 1905, the first documented appointment of a woman with police powers took place (Peyser 1985). Shortly thereafter in 1910 the first woman with full police power was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department (Melchionne 1976). “

pecunium
7 years ago

Meller, you disingenuous lump of rancid monkey spit, we say you sneak in because you’ve not addressed a single post which was still active in months. You come in, days after the last comment has been made; and when some other thread is going gangbusters, and make one of your declarative screeds.

So you are a liar, a weasel, a slave-fetishist and a coward.

Those are your more creditable qualities.

Your less creditable are those you are upset to have kept in the light:

Contrast my posting on pages a few days (or even weeks) old, when womenbeinghateful here quite often go back many months,or even years, to selectively quote posts of mine that have little or nothing to do with matters under discussion, and that i may have even forgotten about.

We do contrast them. They aren’t selectively quoted, but repeated in full, so you can’t pretend anyone is “cherry-picking”, you woman hating, murder-condoning, abuse apologist.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

LOL, I love how easy it is to make Meller throw a screaming tantrum. I always picture him lying on the floor and flailing with both hands and feet, just like a toddler.

We’re never going to forget about the awful things you’ve said in the past, BTW. One would think that a person of your age would have grasped the idea that his actions have consequences by now.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

No, no, no – it’s not men whose actions have consequences, only women. Y’know, being beaten up or killed by those kind, loving men for dreadful transgressions like speaking, thinking, breathing …

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Don’t forget the kitties! Which are by nature fluffy adorable “pettables”, but if they step out of line by doing normal cat things like, say, scratching, then they should of course be put down, because Meller is a disgusting excuse for a human being.

(Seriously, he’s like pure concentrated evil. Who here draws well? He’d make a great comic villain.)

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

Meller’s even said kitties should be put down for scratching? Fucking oxygen thief.

Right, I’m going to turn into a flying superdog WITH RABIES. And go bite him.

::concentrates really hard::

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Worse than that, he told a specific commenter that she ought to have her cat put down because the kitty in question is a bit wild/bitey.

Falconer
7 years ago

Sadly, I’ve heard people opine that they’d kill their cat for scratching them, or their dog for biting, because “you have to show them who’s boss.” So I’m kind of numb to hearing that Meller thinks cats should be put down for scratching the duvet.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

There really ought to be a way to prevent people like that from adopting pets.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

What I’d like to do to people who do that to animals would make me as bad as they are … if I was a deity I’d be running out of lightning bolts, I swear.

Falconer
7 years ago

People Who Should Not Ever Be With Animals Ever.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

Precisely!

And that’s animals of any species, including our own.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

People Who Probably Shouldn’t Even Be Allowed To Have Plants.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

At first glance I thought that was “People Who Probably Shouldn’t Even Be Allowed To Have PANTS”.

But yeah, they’d probably burn a cactus for daring to have spikes.

Myoo
Myoo
7 years ago

(Seriously, he’s like pure concentrated evil. Who here draws well? He’d make a great comic villain.)

Myoo draws well — here’s evidence.

I can give it a go, but I make no promises, and it’ll take a while to finish. I find people a lot harder to draw than animals.

Thumbelina Mortez
6 years ago

It’s misogynistic for a 21st century woman to have an affair if she chooses? go fuck yourself dipshit

Paul Duca
Paul Duca
4 years ago

I only recently read about this…and I didn’t even know D’Souza was already married, or this engagement had been delayed.

I just commented that in return for letting his GOP “friends” throw him under the bus–serve a country club prison term for campaign finance violations–they provided him with a woman almost as white as HE thinks he is.

Seek
Seek
2 years ago

Is this woman for real? I would imagine she is. How else does one account for her being (for a while anyway) smitten with Dinesh D’Souza, one of the least likable and learned excuses for a public intellectual I have ever encountered in person or in print.

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