Friday, April 28, 2017

I Got Mad Dogged by Ted Nugent but his Wife Broke my Heart

Ted Nugent wrote the lyrics to Jailbait when he was 32 years old. Two years after he convinced the parents of a 17 year old girl he was having sex with to make him their daughter’s legal guardian. Thinking it was protection from legal action by the parents. 

Jailbait by Ted Nugent:
Well, I don’t care if you’re just 13
You look too good to be true
I just know that you’re probably clean...
Jailbait you look fine, fine, fine...
It’s quite alright, I asked your mama
Wait a minute, officer
Don’t put those handcuffs on me
Put them on her, and I’ll share her with you

The D level rock star’s never been a quiet sexist. He told VH1 “feminists are fat pigs that don’t get it enough”. His wife Shemane wrote a book titled “Married to a Rock Star”. One reader review says “Mrs. Nugent spent the entire book justifying her husband’s infidelity and explaining why she forgave him”.
In a bizarre six degrees of separation moment I have a personal Ted Nugent story. He was directly behind me in an airport security line. To begin with I didn’t recognize him. I thought “that guy dresses like Ted Nugent”. As we were placing our things on the belt line I looked up and smiled at him.
He held eye contact in a silent, smile less and very clear “fuck off”. It took me a minute to process. Then it hit me “That’s Ted Nugent and he’s mad dogging me!” Wearing ginormous peace symbol earrings, no make-up, flowing shirts, flared jeans and very short hair I looked like exactly what I am. A feminist. It made me laugh. The TSA guy caught the exchange and loudly stated “I lovvve your earrings” as I walked through the scanner.
Anyway. I have no personal Kid Rock stories.
Kid Rock wrote a song called “Balls in Your Mouth” about meeting a girl who sucked his dick then asked him not to tell anyone. He then promptly goes out and tells everyone. When the woman confronts him he tells her to fuck off ho “you had my balls in your mouth”.
His songs are peppered with words like “skank” “ho” “bitch”. He writes in one “Bitches don’t mean shit to me no more”.
In “Cucci Galore” Kid Rock writes about banging a girl at a playboy mansion party: “what the fuck did you say? Bitch go get your clothes. Hell no you can’t sleep here”.  In “Black Chick White Guy” about his relationship with the mother of his son, he admits to sleeping with multiple women while she’s home and he’s on tour. Then calls her “slut” for having sex with another man while he’s off having sex with other women.
The hypocrisy of being slut shamed by a man who fucks everything that moves is nothing new for women.
Regardless, it’s not the men in these Whitehouse photos that gall me. They belong. They’re gleefully taking a picture with a president exactly like them. A man who hasn’t been faithful to his wives. Who thinks ugly women are a crime. Who brags openly about his predatory behavior. Who values women for what they can do for him.
Kid Rock and Ted Nugent are just par for the course in a White house filled with self-righteous hypocritical sexist rich ignorant men. One after another. Nothing to see here but more of the same. The big surprise is they don’t have cabinet posts.
The picture of them making demeaning faces and gestures with Hillary Clinton’s portrait, also not surprising. Of course they are going to hate Hillary Clinton. She represents everything in a woman they don’t like, don’t understand, and have disdain for. 
First and foremost she doesn’t look like a Playboy Bunny, Super Model or Beauty Pageant contestant. The only types of women the three men in this picture think are valuable. Until they’re old. Hillary wants the same kind of power they have and believed she had the right to it. Who would expect men like Ted Nugent or Kid Rock to be fans of Hillary?  
Nothing to see here. Until you see the women.  
The wife, the girlfriend the former governor and vice presidential candidate. As a woman, seeing them in that photo is heartbreaking. 51% of white women voted for Donald Trump. Here stands three of them.
I have a theory: Very few, if any women who voted for Donald Trump have a husband or boyfriend who supported Hillary. The theory holds that women who voted for Trump, married or not, adopt and accept versions of the world defined by men. They adopt what a woman is supposed to look like, act like and want from life based on what men think about those things. 
They won’t claim to be feminists (or in Palin’s case “radical” feminist) because men think feminists are angry man haters and they certainly don’t’ want to be pegged a man hater. They're convinced women have all the same professional and earning opportunities as men. They think women who file sexual harassment suits can’t take a joke. It isn’t coincidence that’s exactly what men think.
When Donald Trump exclaims he can’t keep himself from grabbing and kissing a beautiful woman. When he tells a friend his star power allows him to do anything he wants to a woman, even grab her pussy. Trump voting women will say “that’s just boys being boys”. If they believe else they risk being seen by men as one of “those women”.
A man hater. Can't take a joke. 
They don’t know how influenced they are by male doctrine. How scared they are of being viewed as a woman who isn’t on “his side”. Whoever he is.  Whatever side he is on. They won’t see themselves in this description. But they’ll show it to a man and tell him how wrong I am. Effectively saying "Look at me I’m on your side”.
One of those women, Shemane Nugent has a website selling her version of healthy living.  Before she married Ted she planned on being a journalist. She describes getting cajoled into going out with Nugent by her boss, stating “ever a team player I complied”. She says the marriage “crushed” her “dreams of being the next Diane Sawyer” and “I don’t always agree with everything my husband says or does.  But I’m learning to find my voice, which is a pretty big deal for me.”
She went on a date with a man she initially told no in order to please her boss, she ended a career she wanted in order to support her husband. She has struggled with finding her own voice. I'm not sure she knows where to look. 
 Shemane is a dichotomy. She has a web business devoted to health and wellness. She gives tips on, not surprisingly, how to stay beautiful. Interspersed with tips on how to not be sad or how to stand up for yourself.
One segment is titled “Energy Vampire” where she describes energy vampires as people who “suck the positive feeling from you” who “are disrespectful”. Apparently a serial philandering husband doesn’t fall into that category. Nor Donald Trump, another serial philanderer. Who calls women fat pigs, thinks nothing of rating women’s looks on camera, calls a female presidential candidate ugly in a televised debate, and asks for Hillary Clinton to be assassinated on camera. Those aren’t energy vampires?
Not if you’re male they aren’t.
I don’t know anything about Kid Rock’s fiancĂ© Audrey Berry. I don’t know if she works, if she had a career she gave up, if she wants to work. I read an interview with him in Rolling Stone where he described meeting her in a restaurant in Michigan then whisking her off to a romantic dinner in Chicago. The fairy tale stuff girls are spoon fed from birth. He says she allows him to be himself. I’m sure she does. Being agreed with makes you feel understood.
Then there’s Sarah Palin. The breadwinner, the governor the vice presidential candidate. Another dichotomy and the worst of the bunch. The enemy that sneaks into the tribe dressed as one of the tribal members then rapes and pillages the tribe.
She speaks to women of “sisterhood” and calls herself feminist, while making sure her message is palatable to men. That she doesn’t come across as angry or threatening “I’m just a hockey mom” she claims. She says lack of equal pay is women’s own fault. And makes the argument that giving women the choice to have an abortion is telling them they aren’t capable or strong enough to raise a child and still have the career and life they want. Diabolical. 
P.S; Kid Rock writes about his girlfriend’s abortion (the slut girlfriend) in “Black Chick White Guy”. Fuck him. Hypocritical pig.
I digress.
Sarah Palin is the woman who knows what men want to see and gives it to them. She went to the Whitehouse dressed like a MILF hockey mom who was attending a BBQ. Don’t’ worry boys, just here to make you happy.
Palin knows she’s catering to men. She’s using their vision of what a woman “should” be in order to get what she wants. It almost works for her. Sure she got invited to the Whitehouse to meet the President. To look cute and cause a little uproar. But he didn’t give her a seat at the big table did he? She isn’t making policy.
Therefore the heart break. Seeing these women in this picture with these men. Men who think they own the world and think they own women. Who believe they have more right to make laws about our bodies, our safety in the work place, our salaries, our health than we do. These women are agreeing with them.
It’s heart breaking seeing Sarah Palin, a sister, making fun of Hillary, who took all the heat from all the men in this country for decades. Hillary, who wasn’t pretty enough, her voice is annoying, she’s power hungry, she’s a bitch, she’s a toxic cunt (Ted Nugent), she’s power hungry, she’s power hungry, and she’s power hungry.
Like any man who has ever run for office isn’t power hungry.
Wake up sisters. Wake up and resist.