We Thought We Were the Movers and Shakers, So How Come Everyone is Laughing at Us?
Well, forget the tits, it's all just really about the a href="http://beltwayblogroll.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/09/the_blog_lunch.php"blog lunch that backfired/a. The lefty bloggers thought they hit the big time lunching with former President Clinton but all that happened is that the blogosphere was reminded of Clinton's prior groping behavior and inappropriate conduct. Maybe if some on the left a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2006/09/sweet_column_first_look_at_new.html"would stop being so reactionary/a, people might start listening to them again. But they can't seem to help themselves. By piling all over a href="http://althouse.blogspot.com/2006/09/lets-take-closer-look-at-those-breasts.html"Ann Althouse /athey made sure that everyone was reminded of Bill Clinton's checkered past, and of the lefty blogosphere's worship of (Democratic) power over principles.br /br /strongUpdate/strong: The a href="http://bintalshamsa.blogspot.com/2006/09/hypocrites-abound.html"reason this woman will /anot be going back to a href="http://feministing.com/archives/005710.html"Feministing/a:br /br /blockquoteThe part I don't understand is this: Who did Jessica think she was aligning herself with when she decided to be a part of this picture? If she truly believes that a woman deserves to be seen as more than a collection of sexually-appealing body parts, then why would she choose to associate herself with Clinton of all people? It just doesn't make sense. Then today when I visited her website I see this post: a href="http://feministing.com/archives/005708.html#c51169"Anti-feminist hypocrisy/a.br /br /Now, can someone please explain to me how Jessica could have a post on her site talking about how a woman posed nude in some photographs and still have some justifiable complaint about people discussing her breasts? Am I the only one who noticed that the link on that post is to another post entitled "a href="http://dlisted.blogspot.com/2006/09/somebody-slap-this-slut.html"Somebody Slap this Slut"?/a br /br /Given all of this, I see her gripe regarding a discussion about her breasts to be quite hypocritical. If Ann's post was as "un-feminist" as Jessica seems to think, then what should we think of what's on her website? How can someone with a blog featuring a discussion about how a woman's nude photos showed her "open wide" really have room to complain about this post? I'd love to hear some of those who are so offended by Ann's post show how that's logical.br /br /As for the idea that Clinton should have felt honored to be in the room with these bloggers, all I can say is this: I think that all of these people deserved each other because I figure every politician needs sheeple who support him and Peter Daou went out and found Clinton a group of bloggers who were willing to sell out progressive causes in order have the opportunity to take that photo.br /br /I gave up on feministing months ago when the writing on the wall came in the form of Jessicabr /br /1. deciding to allow her readers to repeatedly make racist comments to a blogger that she had interviewedbr /br /andbr /br /2. leaving this interview (along with the despicable comments) on her site despite the interviewee's request for feministing to remove the post since she no longer wanted to be associated with what they were willing to allow there. That means I have a little more time to explore other blogs. I know one thing for sure. I'd definitely prefer to check out Althouse regularly before I'd ever go back to visiting Feministing when I'm on the look out for logical arguments but hey, that's just me. What do I know, I'm just another inconsequential black chic whose probably just envious because I can't be a href="http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=243422784size=l"just like these clowns/a, right?/blockquotebr /br /Apparently, this is not the first time that the Feministing blog has had problems with hypocrisy. It probably won't be the last.
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