The Estrogen Brigade* comes out for Barack

It’s a “Get Out the Vote Rally” and the big names that will be there are Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Caroline Kennedy.

GOTV Rally with Michelle Obama, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, and Caroline Kennedy
Sunday, February 3
Pauley Pavilion
UCLA
301 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Doors Open: 11:30AM

The rally will be free and open to the public.

The event is open to the public but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For security reasons, do not bring bags. No signs or banners permitted.

RSVP here: http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/michellela

*My words, not theirs

12 Replies to “The Estrogen Brigade* comes out for Barack”

  1. When I saw this I thought what a dumb time to campaign…Superbowl Sunday. An interesting headline, much better than the PMS Express.

  2. Many women have amazing intellects. Being a supporter of Barack Obama has nothing to do with estrogen. It has to do with brains and a deep understanding of what matters now. That said, male or female – please vote!

  3. Funny, “Lady” didn’t catch the asterick, I still think it was an odd choice. Tis going to be a wild election year and sadly everyone has already lost the ability to be a little cheeky.

  4. Caught the asterisk first time through. No slant at you Frazgo. I simply believe it has nothing to do with gender, it’s all about who can most effectively lead the nation in a transforming change.

  5. Lady,

    I was being tongue-in-cheek about the “Estrogen Brigade” because it was quite clear to me that this rally is very female-oriented and targeted… not only by who they are touting as the big name draws, but especially due to the timing of the event (Super Bowl Sunday).

    Clearly there are supporters of both Clinton and Obama of both genders.

  6. I agree Lady, but clearly this trio is all about getting the estrogen vote – ie, women who dig Hillary mainly because she’s a woman. I don’t think its a coincidence that the most influential woman in America, the daughter of a former President, and Obama’s wife are hitting a college campus with a large women’s studies program on Superbowl Sunday… of course, I’m pointing out the obvious.

  7. While I get the tongue and cheek thing I don’t know why it must always be mentioned when women do something that they are woman and when minorities do something that they are minorities.

    I see groups of white guys doing things all of the time and no one ever make cracks about it.

    And sadly I have noticed (sans the far right) more and more people of color and women making these kinds of comments, you rarely see liberal white guys making these kinds of goofs anymore, at least in public.

    I get that you fit into both demographics of the above jozjozjoz, but I think sometimes we have to be careful to not go for the easy puns and marginalize ourselves in order to be funny.

    Browne

  8. truthfully, it should have read, “the hormone replacement therapy brigade” since i don’t think too many of them are still packing their own estrogen.

    but whatever.

    and browne, i’ve a feeling the headline was anything but a “goof.” the comings and goings of the white male rarely have to be advertised because that is the status quo. an event that involves three powerful women is exactly that, an event. yes, the unifying point of this rally is support for obama, but they are obviously making the call to women to support these three women and in turn support obama. and isn’t that what it’s all about? supporting women? why fixate on a headline?

  9. Oh listen to all of ya’ll. Yes, the title was silly. No, it wasn’t funny. There’s no need to get bent out of shape about it.

    I’m going to be there. Screw the SuperBowl. Since I got married I haven’t been able to watch football for all the dumb questions my husband asks (i.e.,”Was that a homerun?”) just because he’s bored. Besides, the event will be over before kickoff anyway.

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