Methinks the douchebag is simply partaking in feminist bashing: the most tried-and-true method  for scoring cheap political points in a Patriarchy.
Update: Yup, Cornyn is definitely pandering to the pro-putz demographic by being a-- what's that cutesy term that the media uses to condone white male haters? Right! He's a scrapper!
 Of the multitude of minority groups that rulers have scapegoated  and oppressed over the millennia, women as a class have endured oppression the longest. Remember the story of Jezebel? The Pandora myth is centuries older, and misogyny goes back even further.
 Ironically, confronting actually dangerous minority groups, like Nazis and the KKK, is typically avoided by politicians. Instead, they search for weaker groups that can be easily scapegoated and oppressed in place of the more dangerous ones; such as substituting peace activists for terrorists, or aging communist college professors for Vladimir Putin.
Copyright January 2009 by F*ck M*sculinity