That’s a long exasperated sigh of disgust and irritation. At what? At a prominent journalist, a woman, squeeing and jumping up and down because Kate Futurequeen had a boy.
I’m not making it up.
I’m having a moment of feminist horror over Tina Brown’s smug approval of Kate Middleton for having “once again” done “the perfect thing” by giving birth to a boy. “She does the traditional thing, and she gives us a prince. She gives a king,” Brown, Daily Beast and Newsweek editor, said on Morning Joe on Tuesday, echoing what CNN commentator Victoria Arbiter said Monday.
The necessary corollary: Having a girl would have been the wrong thing. If the royal baby were female, her family would be more than a tad disappointed. “I mean, let’s face it, the queen will be thrilled,” Brown went on. “She and the Duke of Edinburgh, much as they would have said they would have been fine with a girl first-born, they really did want a boy, and they got one.”
Tina Brown, for christ’s sake, not Barbara Walters. But hey, she and Martin Amis were once an item, so she can’t be that brilliant.
But really. “She gives us a prince”? Us? She was longing for a prince, was she?
And what’s this a prince, a king shit? What would be so sucky if it were not a prince, a king? Why is it a big relief or a cause to congratulate Kate Middleton for craftily figuring out how to make her gestating infant be a male? Why wouldn’t it have been even better to have the first eldest daughter heir apparent? Male primogeniture is over, remember, so why wouldn’t it have been at least as good to have a girl baby?
But noooooooo, sophisticated Tina Brown has to pretend it’s still the 15th century and it’s either a boy or two centuries of civil war. Or that it’s either a boy or laughter and disgrace because bwahahahahahahahaha those sissy English could only cough out a piddly weakling of a girl. A girl – nobody wants a stinkin girl – not even people who are themselves not male.
And is she really that chummy with Brenda and Phil? She knows what they really did want? I doubt it. I think she’s just projecting her own deeply stupid brainfart onto them. I guess thinking before you blurt is more of a guy thing.