Playboy made a list of conservative women that’d like to… well, this is a somewhat family blog. Politico has the list.
Playboy likes to claim that it prints pictures of naked women as a means to empower them. Uh-huh. It seems that Playboy and Hugh Hefner only like to empower women to the extent that they’ll take off their clothes, but when they open their mouths and have an opinion … well, then it’s time to roll out the demonization. They have a new feature on the website that features — and I’m not making this up — conservative women they’d like to “hate-f**k” (link NSFW)
My ex-boyfriend and I had a collection of vintage Playboys picked up at a garage sale, which we used to, yes, read for the articles. (The centerfolds had long since been scissored out, presumably by the chap who sold them to us.) Those were good articles, written by good writers, about interesting topics–Bill Cosby on race, William F. Buckley on religion and society, Gore Vidal on . . . Gore Vidal. Now we have Guy Cimbalo and his Frantabulous Late-Nite Borscht Belt Shockeroos.
Conor Friedersdorf taps Feministing on the shoulder.
UPDATE: Gabriel Winant in Salon
UPDATE #2: Jesse Taylor:
Playboy put up a truly awful piece on conservative women they’d like to “hate fuck”, conservatives realize that misogyny exists. Although I’m happy they’re on the side of the angels on this one, maybe they might want to step up this sensitivity to the hateful rhetoric that often surrounds the terrible transgression of being female more often.
UPDATE #3: Julian Sanchez:”How is it that there are so many soi-disant liberal guys who think that the rule against being a sexist asshole are somehow suspended so long as you’re attacking a conservative woman?”
UPDATE #5: Sadly No
UPDATE #6: Bonnie Erbe
Malkin on Erbe
Allah Pundit on Erbe
UPDATE #7: Michelle Malkin
UPDATE #8: Jill at Feministe