Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The shitstorm from my Gloria Allred column in the Huffington Post yesterday has begun. I've already received several angry demands for a public apology, and on at least one point, I agree with those calling for me to submit.

I am, actually, somewhat sorry for implying that Gloria Allred is a wicked witch -- as this is an unwarranted insult to the wicked witch community.


Blenderab said...

I was once sitting at a bar, in a hotel where a lawyer convention was being held. Most of them present were acting as if they deserved some special treatment. (You know the type.) After overhearing a group of loud, pompous, and overbearing attorneys bragging and mouthing off about their "trials and tribulations," their so called conquests and triumphs, the bartender leaned over to me and said, “What a bunch of ass holes!”

“I take offense to that!” was my reply.

“Oh, I’m sorry.” The Bartender said retreating. “Are you an Attorney too?” he asked.

“No, I’m an Ass Hole,” I said.

jen said...

i like all the comments calling out her & sharpton's "good" works, as if those were not done for purposes of self promotion and personal [financial] gain.

my favorite response, though, was this one:

"The title words "Burn the Witch" are totally inappropriate. No matter how much one dislikes Gloria Allred -- and there are good reasons for disliking her -- calling for a person to be killed should be out of bounds, and calling a woman a witch is very inappropriate, like calling a blalck person "boy" is. This from a white male, by the way."

as if calling a woman a witch carries anywhere the same historical and racial (or in this case, gender related) baggage.

besides, i don't think you were calling for a mob to actually kill her by burning her at the stake. maybe just singe her a little.

Kyddryn said...

Thanks - being a Witch myself (of the non-wicked variety, sadly) I really don't like having her included in our ranks.

Shade and Sweetwater,

slouchmonkey said...

"The only thing missing was a fucking trapeze act."

My favorite quote from the post, honestly. The world has become a giant fucking acid trip under the big top. How am I going to help my daughter navigate this mess?

Nate said...

Don't you just love it when everyone misses the point? Allred isn't a witch because she is a successful woman, she's a witch because she preys on people's pain for her own personal gain. There is no reason for an alleged rape victim to do a tour of the talk shows and "news" shows except to try to taint the jury pool and make themselves famous.

Felis Femina said...

I'm sorry, when did "witch" become such an insult? It's not profanity and it's certainly not the worst thing to call a woman. What a bunch of precious people. Get over yourselves, I say.

VOTAR said...

nate, you nailed it.

Anonymous said...

The Wicca community does not forgive you

Jamie said...

I posted a really unpopular idea on HuffPo last month was was attacked by all the Obamabots. (Ironic, since that's my candidate.) But as soon as I saw that headline, I knew the commenters would pounce. Ignore them. So not worth it. Nate's got it right.

Chez said...

Tom --

Oh well, no more sex with women who look like Ann Wilson for me, I guess.

I kid, I kid. Where's my witchez at?

Anonymous said...

"Fellow called Badger."

"I know him. And I think he's a pyschotic lowlife."

"And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community."

Halfway through the book and HOOKED on IT!!!

Love, Barbara (who looks far more like Ann Wilson than she ever thought she would!)

Marie Walden said...

Chez, I just happened upon your blog and I can already tell that I love you.

I glimpsed Gloria Allreds' big face on the telly the other day and thought to myself "Is that Gloria Allred? Shouldn't she be dead already?" Alas, apparently not yet.