Perhaps the former MSNBC washout Keith Olbermann was supposed to settle the matter only a couple of evenings back on his Countdown broadcast on CurrentTV (no, it's a real network, look it up), as he explained that misogyny only occurs when conservative men go on offense against liberal women. Strangely Olbermann then attempted to apologize to Michelle Malkin and S.E. Cupp--both delightful human beings--while simultaneously claiming he wasn't misogynistic.
From Hot Air's Tina Korbe (who know doubt will be on Olbermann's list soon.):
In October 2009, Olbermann called Hot Air founder Michelle Malkin, “a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.” Then, in April of last year, Olbermann tweeted about conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, “On so many levels she’s a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does.”
His odd insult which was to be disguised as an apology was roundly unaccepted by both ladies. (Hmmm when was that word last used in connection to any of these topics?)
Long story short, Olbermann is still spewing bile and venom all over the names of women he merely politically disagrees with, Maher is still referring to women as insulting synonyms of genitalia, and President Obama wants his daughters to grow up emulating Sandra Fluke, the woman who needed $3000 to be reimbursed for contraception that cost normal people about $180 for the same time period. (Not drawing any judgement but... Man that's a lot of sex!)
Add to that the willingness to send his political surrogates, voices, campaign spokespersons, and senior advisors to go beg for the airtime of such types is... to be honest... making me sick as I type this.
Additionally, David Axelrod, the pillar of purity himself, publicly called for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum (the only two viable candidates the Republicans have left) to publicly denounce Rush Limbaugh and be unwavering in their criticism of his comments. (Comments that my own Lovely Bride, her best friend, and several of their other friends--who all happen to be 20-30 somethings in the prime of life, and a wee bit more informed about what real female role models look like than President Obama does--seemed to agree with. In fact that entire cadre of ladies--wow twice in one column--were more than a bit irritated when Rush apologized.)
All in all President Obama, the Shrews...er the females(<--note usage) on The View, Bill Maher, David Axelrod, and even Gloria Steinem (who is rumored to have been present on at least one occasion when Maher dropped a vaginal reference to a woman) may all be willing to denounce references to loose women who pretend to have their virtue still intact as "street walkers."
This is true however only if the reference originates from someone who holds a politically opposing position. Not dissimilar to use of the "N" word in certain ethnic circles.
So set the DVR friends, because those who seek to demean women in most every imaginable way are coming to an HBO late night near you.
In the mean time, I'd like to see if I could use the word "lady" three times in a column. Oh wait, I just did!
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