I’m not gonna pretend I had any idea who Amber Tamblyn is, except that she is blue-checkmarked on Twitter, which prompted me to look her up to discover that she’s an actress who’s appeared in various TV shows and films, and she’s also written a couple of books – one about a serial female rapist. And she’s a raging liberal feminist.
So, your standard Hollywood celebrity, really.
Perhaps you’ve heard the recent hullabaloo about Kirsten Gillibrand having all the feel-bads about how no one likes her and how it’s super sexist. If you haven’t, you should know that no one likes Kirsten Gillibrand, and she totes knows why. She said, “I think it’s just gender bias. I think people are generally biased against women. I think also biased against young women. There’s just bias and it’s real and it exists, but you have to overcome it.”
There she goes with that whole “young” thing again. Kirsten – you are 3 years older than me and I don’t ever refer to myself as young. Check yourself, girl. You’re not young. You’re not a young mom. You’re a 52 year old woman who’s woefully bland and unappealing to people. It has nothing to do with sexism and everything to do with who you are as a person. Full stop.
She went on to say more dumb stuff, some of which was in third person, which was just weird:
“Voters will give a woman a shot. They just have to get to know her. They might make a judgment without knowing her, but once they meet her and know who she is and why she’s running, it will give her that opportunity.”
Mmmmkay. I tend to think they’ve seen quite enough of you at this point and that’s why they’re running in the opposite direction, but whatever helps you (her?) sleep at night, young’un.
Anyway, apparently Amber Tamblyn feels Kirsten’s pain, and a few weeks ago tweeted this:
See what she did there? She’s accused Americans of SAYING they want a female president, but then coming up with all kinds of excuses about why specific female presidential candidates aren’t good enough.
Which prompted folks to suggest that she support Nikki Haley in 2024. With no conditions, no excuses – because as her tweet made clear, it’s a PROBLEM that America refuses to accept any random vagina as presidential material.
Guess what happened.
Ummm…did you just come up with a reason not to vote for a specific woman? Because I thought that was the very behavior you were complaining about,
Amblyn Tamber whatever your name is.
She was so close, you guys. She was right on the verge of recognizing that maybe, just maybe, people don’t just blindly vote for someone with a vagina because of SPECIFIC REASONS. People don’t blindly vote for vagina-owners because of meaningful reasons that have to do with the policy ideas/values held by that particular vagina-owner. (And no, I’m not going to lend any credence to the notion that not all women have vaginas so just don’t even go there.)
But then she went and ruined it by lacking any shred of self-awareness, and acted as though she just won at whatever game she thought she’d created.
Newsflash, Tambler. You just self-owned.
I’d feel sorry for Amblyn, except that she’s so inexplicably proud of herself for being “able to play this game all day.”
Be better, Tymblar. If you can’t be best, just be better.