I've been watching Dailykos parade pictures of Boehner in tears on the front page for years now.
Ok, I get it: We make fun of the opposition and their sniffling speaker.
But under all of this "fun" is the unstated and very nasty assumption that REAL MEN DONT CRY
I'm a real man. I'm not a macho guy, or a sports hero, or an athlete. I'm a geeky brainiac who got relentlessly teased by the macho guys all through highschool. I've been teased for crying and I've been teased for not being manly enough for someone's arbitrary standards
It's sexist, homophobic and gender oppressive. CUT IT OUT.
Bash Boehner for being a crap speaker, for having terrible policies. Bash him for leading a lost party. But stop bashing him for having the audacity to not conform to your standards of manliness. I expected better from this community.