Sandra Fluke, the brave young Georgetown law student who spoke up for better birth control coverage, was recently engaged to her long term boyfriend William Mutterperl, and once again conservative pundits have shown how classless they are.
When told of the engagement, Fox News pundit Monica Crowley tweeted: "To a man?" Oh that is HILARIOUS to call her gay. What a jokester that Crowley is. Fluke fired back saying she disturbed by the conservative commentator's "blatant homophobia."
Meanwhile Crowley said she had exposed the lack of humor on the left. Oddly enough, we on the left probably laugh more than those on the right. We just tend to laugh at funny things, not playground bullying. Here is Fluke's response:
Never mind that it's blatantly homophobic -- why would she assume she was gay? -- it's also just a dumb comment that makes no sense. A woman who argues FOR birth control is gay? Why would she need birth control if she were gay? Do you see the problem with the logic here?
It's one thing for women to disagree with one another politically. I disagree with Sarah Palin and I find her views on most things utterly repugnant and positively backwards. But I would never call her ugly or slutty or question her sexuality and think that was funny or fair. Do you see the difference?
A person's views are fair game. But their personal lives and their appearance are not. It doesn't make Crowley look very smart to cut down another woman in such an obnoxious and ignorant way. And her response is even worse: I was only joking! It smacks of spinelessness and folly to always say that.
If you're going to say something embarrassingly stupid, at least own it. Actually later she did try to claim it was an honest question, which at least feels more excusable, still rude, ignorant, and humiliating, but at least not just bullying for the sake of bullying.
The right proves time and again that they are just the big mean kids on the playground trying to beat the smarter kids up and steal their lunch money.
If the above statement was in any way offensive to you, I shall now cash in my get out of jail free card. I was only joking!
Do you think this comment is out of line?