July 3, 2010

JUST BECAUSE I EMBRACED CONSERVATISM DOESN'T MEAN I GAVE UP SMOKIN':

Too Hot to Handle: Stop ogling Republican women. (Julia Baird, July 03, 2010, Newsweek)

Something pretty creepy has been happening to conservative women lately. There seems to be an insistent, increasingly excitable focus on the supposed hotness of Republican women in the public eye, like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Malkin, and Nikki Haley—not to mention veterans like Ann Coulter. The sexual references are pervasive: they come from left, right, and center, and range from gushing to highly offensive. The Atlantic asked, “Is Sarah Palin Porn?” as others quizzed the former governor about whether she had breast implants. Right Wing News compiled a list of the hottest conservative women in new media. Playboy even ran an outrageous piece titled “Ten Conservative Women I’d Like to Hate F--k,” which read like a sick attempt to make rape cool. “We may despise everything these women represent,” wrote the author, “but goddammit they’re hot. Let the healing begin.” Moron.

It’s odd to see how some men insist that when women start to grasp power, we should think of them primarily as playthings and provocateurs. Is this the best way to explain their success?


It is the best way for the Left to explain it. After all, the alternative is that their politics is popular.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 3, 2010 7:21 AM
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