Slate's XX Factor, a moment of hope, dashed by two of shame
Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 11:27 am — M.A. Liginter
On any given day, one thing is as certain as gravity. The XX Factor on Slate will feature the Male Top Editors stable of cherry-pricked XX women writers trash talking Palin. A few short months ago these same women (“liberals” all, so they say) cut Hillary to shreds with the words and fonts of their own self-loathing discontent.
I occasionally comment on the sexist, misogynistic things these female-loathing, male-adoring gals write. And yes, I do have massive Horror in my soul for Missy Dahlia Lithwick, the woman who hates her femaleness so much she lashes out at any female who dare find herself without the shredded self-esteem that so obviously plagues Missy Dahlia.
But …stop the presses, hold the phones and float gravity-free out of ur chairs for the briefest of moments. I just encountered this on the XX factor:
• When I'd read that Wasilla, during Sarah Palin's mayoral tenure, had a practice of charging victims for their "rape kits"—the forensic examination required to gather evidence against the perpetrator—I was as horrified as anyone else. The explanation that it was the policy of the local police chief doing the billing, and even a quote by a Democratic member of the state legislature that Palin probably knew nothing about the policy, brought little comfort. At the same time, it just didn't make any sense, so I tempered my horror with skepticism.
BUT ….Folks, don’t get to excited about the sudden halt of hate for women by women on the XX Factor. Just scroll down a bit and you get this from Miss D:
Poor Missy BJgivernchief Dahlia Lithwick, she jumps like a dog thru a hoop at every chance to call Palin appalling and strike sexist sticks in all women’s hearts by telling us Palin has Male keepers.
Gov. Palin looks to me like a woman who has tolerated no Keepers Missy D, while you are the epitome of a woman Kept by Male Publishers. Missy D’s male handlers are the Top edit men at Slate and the very sexist Jon Meacham of Newsweek, who Handles and Minds, and Keeps his women away from writing about politics unless they have been fully inculcated into his Program of Thought. Newsweek is about as anti-feminist a place as downtown Riyadh.
And then just below Missy D’s item, we get…Ta DA!...
• “There is an amazing photo spread across this morning's Washington Times of Sarah Palin, shot from behind the head of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. (Sadly, I can't find it online). Palin, radiating confidence, looks like she wants to ravish him, if not suck his blood. Now we got absolutely no actual information out of this foreign affairs speed dating. ("It was fine," said Hamid Karzai. And: "We talked a lot about a lot of things.") So we are not insulting her to say it was just an image building exercise. And the image conveyed by this photo, featured in a friendly conservative paper is: That is one MANSLAYING v.p. candidate we got.
By the Way, can Missy Rosin get me some coffee… and one of those yummy jelly doughnuts? Thanks, Missy H, now get ur sad-sack male-worshipping ass back to the 60s and shut UP!
Also.. NOT TO BE MISSED or Forgotten....Appalling sexist comments of Missy Dahlia aimed at Hillary supporters, calling us Harridans who ask for the violence she inflicts see: