Hustler's big claim has been "it's satire." Yeah. That's the definition of satire. Memo to Mel Brooks: Next time you want to make fun of the lack of an English accent in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, instead of making a witty and intelligent parody film, instead just take a picture of Kevin Costner and photoshop him into a pornographic image. That's apparently the new definition of satire.
When I heard this story, my first reaction was "I'll bet we won't see any liberal publications, feminists, or N.O.W. rebuking this tasteless attack on a conservative woman." I'm pleased to say I was only 1/3 correct.
- Liberal Feminist Gloria Steinem said this: ""As another of the countless women who have been attacked, defamed and endangered by Larry Flynt and Hustler over the years, I am proud to stand with S.E. Cupp and defend her right to free speech and respect."
Gloria Steinem, Women’s Media Center Denounce Hustler Attack On Conservative Commentator
- On her Twitter feed, Sandra Fluke, the woman who was the subject of a major news story a few months ago regarding birth control said: "
- Even liberal Salon.com got into the fight to defend S.E. Cupp...although they also got upset about Cupp and other conservatives in the Media making the same guess I did that the Liberal Media wouldn't support Ms. Cupp.
I think I stand with all conservatives in saying "IT'S ABOUT TIME!" It's about time you people got off the bench and defended a conservative woman when she is attacked in a manner that, if even 10% of the equivalent attack was levied against Nancy Pelosi or Michelle Obama, would have been the subject of tremendous outcry. However, this time, the Left primarily got it right. Even The View and Whoppi Goldberg defended S.E. Cupp!
Of course, conspicuous by it's absence is N.O.W. Where is the National Organization for Women? The sound of crickets is drowning them out. Even on something so blatantly sexist, N.O.W. can't be found. Might as well change their name to N.O.L.W. (National Organization for Liberal Women) because honestly they don't seem to care when a conservative is attacked. Apparently you don't qualify as a woman if you're conservative, according to N.O.W. That's the attitude, right? Because apparently real women wouldn't be opposed to abortion or against Planned Parenthood. That's sad.
For the record, I agree that S.E. Cupp is a beautiful woman. She is also intelligent and witty (and yes, a New York Mets fan). Noticing this and appreciating it isn't a problem. Having a "celebrity crush" on her isn't a problem either. However, this isn't what Hustler did. Hustler has degraded a woman in a manner they wouldn't dare do to a liberal woman. This is unacceptable.
I stand with S.E. Cupp and I applaud the media outlets, including some liberal ones who I have disagreed with many times like Salon.com and Gloria Steinem. Thank you for doing the right thing. As for N.O.W., all I can say is shame on you. Women do not need N.O.W. If they can't cross party lines for this, then they are useless to the cause of genuine feminism. Period.