Any of my regular readers know that I get some hate. Just take a look at the comments section of most of what I write. Unfortunately, it goes with the flow of being a female conservative commentator. It’s not fun to be called names for presenting my viewpoints, but it is what it is, and I don’t let it bother me.
It could even be considered a badge of honor -- a horrible, horrible badge of honor, but one that marks a True Conservative™. For some strange reason, people feel okay verbally attacking and threatening women that happen to align themselves with the Republican Party. As many attacks as I’ve personally experienced, they don’t begin to touch what some of my sisters in arms go through.
On Wednesday, prolific (and gorgeous) S.E. Cupp was featured in Hustler magazine. Her picture was photoshopped to make it appear as though she were involved in a sexual act involving her mouth and the male genitalia. The accompanying text read:
S.E. Cupp is a lovely young lady who read too much Ayn Rand in high school and ended up joining the dark side. Cupp, an author and media commentator who often shows up on Fox News programs, is undeniably cute. But her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the method pictured here is Ms. Cupp’s suggestion for avoiding an unwanted pregnancy.
In what universe is this okay? Where is the National Organization for Women to condemn Hustler for this sick hack job? This is the real War on Women, not the fight over whether or ladies should be expected to come up with $9 a month to buy their own birth control.
It’s not just the commentators that get ‘lefty love’ in the form of venomous attacks ... our elected officials get it too. The day before Cupp was photoshopped into a porno mag, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley had her face plastered onto a piñata while AFL-CIO bashed the heck out of it. Can you imagine the outrage that would occur if a Republican group had done the same to Michelle Obama?
This double standard needs to stop. Republican women are not traitors to their gender, they simply hold different viewpoints than their Democratic sisters. Kudos especially this week to Sandra Fluke and Kirsten Powers, two liberal ladies that have publicly condemned the treatment of S.E. Cupp by Hustler.
Republican or Democrat, no woman should have to put up with that stuff.