The Left Is Just Fine With Misogyny, As Long As It’s Against Conservative Women

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    May 25, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    Color me surprised that someone at the Slate even noticed.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/05/24/nikki_haley_and_s_e_cupp_prove_that_the_left_is_ok_with_misogyny.html?wpisrc=nextbox

    With two incidents that were reported yesterday, the left is showing that it’s just fine with misogyny and violence against women as long as the women in question aren’t card-carrying liberal feminists. As David Weigel mentioned on his Slate blog, Donna Dewitt, the outgoing president of AFL-CIO South Carolina, bashed a piñata bearing a photograph of Gov. Nikki Haley, while men and women in the crowd shouted “Whack her harder” and “hit her again.” Dewitt continues to smack the piñata long after it’s knocked down, which is a nice touch.
    Elsewhere, Hustler has published an image—“a composite fantasy” in the magazine’s description—of conservative commentator S.E. Cupp with a phallus in her mouth. Hustler’s reasoning? “Cupp … is undeniably cute. But her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood.” So let’s shut her up. And, even better, use a penis to do it.

    On the bright side, Planned Parenthood and Sandra Fluke have condemned the photo of Cupp, and the Women’s Media Center has issued a strong statement supporting Cupp. (Meanwhile, the National Organization for Women is still complaining about Rush Limbaugh on its website.)

    The reaction is largely heartening. But I don't see it having a long-term effect, wherein we all rally around Cupp to improve the level of discourse. That's because incidents like this happen with such frequency and casualness that it's clear people think there won't be any pushback if they attack a conservative woman. Back in 2008, when some idiot hecklers shouted “Iron My Shirt” to Hillary Clinton, we talked about sexism for three days. But, like Weigel pointed out, no one at the AFL-CIO even thought twice about not only GETTING a piñata with Nikki Haley’s face on it or hitting said piñata, but similarly had no problem recording the event and UPLOADING IT TO YOUTUBE. If you do something sexist against a liberal, expect a firestorm. If you do something sexist (or pseudo-violent) against a conservative, well, they had it coming.
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    May 25, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    This is so stupid, it's hard to even believe Slate posted it.

    Whacking a pinata of Nikki Haley is not sexist or misogynist because it has nothing to do with her gender.

    And the left and Democrats (rightly) expressed outrage against what Hustler did to SE Cupp (despite her being both an idiot and trading on her sex appeal to advance her career) is despicable.

    Yet, you were among those who defended Rush Limbaugh attacking a grad student, calling her a slut, speculating about her sex life and asking her to perform public sex acts.

    Hypocrite much? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 25, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    Hypocrite much? icon_rolleyes.gif


    The entire right-wing Republican movement is now based on hate and galloping hypocrisy.
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    May 25, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    Christian73 said
    Hypocrite much? icon_rolleyes.gif


    The entire right-wing Republican movement is now based on hate and galloping hypocrisy.


    Only exceeded by liberals icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 25, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    TroyAthlete said
    Christian73 said
    Hypocrite much? icon_rolleyes.gif


    The entire right-wing Republican movement is now based on hate and galloping hypocrisy.


    Only exceeded by liberals icon_rolleyes.gif


    Liar. Right wing Republicans who want to write their hatred of gay couples into the Constitution, not liberals.
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    May 25, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    riddler78 said
    TroyAthlete said
    Christian73 said
    Hypocrite much? icon_rolleyes.gif


    The entire right-wing Republican movement is now based on hate and galloping hypocrisy.


    Only exceeded by liberals icon_rolleyes.gif


    Liar. Right wing Republicans who want to write their hatred of gay couples into the Constitution, not liberals.


    Right. There are also a number of Democrats who also want to write their hatred of gay couples into the Constitution or did you miss the memo?