The Altmouse: Women Hating Women
So a bunch of liberal bloggers had lunch with former President Clinton, in what can be seen as a turning point in the relationship between the progressive blogosphere and the establishment of the Democratic Party (along with what looked like, but wasn't, a coordinated response to Disney's crockumentary "The Path To 9-11"). A big moment, sure to cause jealousy among the conservosphere. So what did they decide to focus on?
Focus on the breasts of one of the participants. And this, from a woman.
One of the central critiques of the media, from all sides of the political spectrum, is that they refuse to take issues and policy seriously, instead focusing on the sensationalistic, the sleazy, the tabloid, the meaningless innuendo.
Ann Althouse, you're quite a credit to the online discourse. And to your gender.
Amanda from Pandagon has more:
Dr. Helen and Ann Althouse are on The Case of How a Pair of Breasts Got Into a Luncheon With Bill Clinton. Normal people would think, “Well they appear to be attached to a woman who got invited to the luncheon.” But Ann, unable to muster up anything to actually say about the luncheon, decided to invite her male readers to make gross comments about Jessica’s body. Naturally, the word “intern” was thrown around, because about 95% of wingnuts think “interns” are concubines for politicians. When Jessica linked back and told her, far more nicely than I would, to cram it up her tight ass, she decided to write an entire post on Jessica’s boobs.
The general opinion at Ann’s blog and Dr. Helen’s blog (from the supporters, though a lot of fantastic folks are defending Jessica’s and all women’s right to be both of breast and of talent) is that Jessica, by leaving the house without her state-issued burqua is clearly trying to send the perilous message that bitches are indeed shit. And we know this is not true. Except Ann and Dr. Helen, who are useful fools and have no idea that when those state-mandated burquas are coming, they’re going to be required to wear them, too.
By the way, how much do I love Ann’s “blame the victim” defense?
Sooooo… apparently, Jessica writes one of those blogs that are all about using breasts for extra attention. Then, when she goes to meet Clinton, she wears a tight knit top that draws attention to her breasts and stands right in front of him and positions herself to make her breasts as obvious as possible?
Ann would totally be a great leader for a gang rape. “Go for it guys, she’s just a slut. You can tell. Look at what she’s wearing.”
Apparently a woman isn't allowed to be seen within 250 yards of Bill Clinton without being deservedly called a slut.
Like I said, real credit to your gender, Ann.