What’s happening tonight?
It doesn’t matter that Sandra Fluke is a Democrat. It doesn’t matter that Bristol and Sarah Palin are Republicans. And it doesn’t matter which parties Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher belong to either.
It doesn’t matter who has the larger audience, which one has been doing the longest or who is the funniest. It is irrelevant who started it or whether they are talking about public figures or private citizens. It doesn’t matter whether the person doing it is male or female.
SEXISM AND MISOGYNY ARE WRONG.
That’s what matters.
Stop doing it. Stop making excuses for it. Stop tolerating it.
So yesterday Bristol Palin put up a post at her new blog calling out President Obama for using a double standard and for taking money from professional misogynist Bill Maher:
But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung. Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)
If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you. After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager. That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.
Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you. Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women. You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.
But . . .
What if you did something radical and wildly unpopular with your base and took a stand against the denigration of all women . . . even if they’re just single moms? Even if they’re Republicans?
I have to take issue with Bristol calling Obama’s supporters “liberals” but other than that she was spot on.
Only a few of progressive bloggers acknowledged her post, but only TBogg wallowed in the misogyny:
Future grandmother-at-34 and mother of one or two kids depending upon whether you’re Andrew Sullivan, Bristol Palin has a blog now! And instead of posting funny LOLmoose pictures and 101 Uses For Ranch Dressing recipes (baby formula? why not!) she is putting up “writey things” which Palin family fans can then print out and keep until they meet someone who can read it to them while they clap their hands in childish delight. Then it gets scrapbooked for posterity.
Then Bristol talks about that mean Bill Maher man who is on that HBO channel that did that movie where they made her mom look dumb and, even worse, made Bristol looked fat, and that Obama should pay a million dollar fine. She also mentions SuperPacs which, until recently, Bristol thought were those large 60-piece tubs of Juicy Fruit, but apparently they’re like that bank account that her mom uses to pay for family vacations.
Anyway, the President should call Bristol, but not during the day because she will be at her job as the assistant skin exfoliater trainee at Merle Norman and her boss won’t let her take personal phones calls while she’s working because she’s a total bitch.
I know this will shock you but TBogg didn’t think too highly of Hillary Clinton either.