Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A Lesson She'll Never Forget
I'm not generally the type to play the misogyny card, and not simply because I happen to be a man; I believe that there are far fewer true misogynists in this world -- men who really do seethe at the notion of a woman in a position of authority and feel that it's their job to put those who are in their rightful place -- than there are accusations of misogyny.
With that in mind, though, I can't find one thing to argue about in the piece now posted at HuffPo by Alex Leo which paints James O'Keefe as a flat out hater of women. Not one damn thing. O'Keefe has always been the worst kind of arrogant frat boy cliché; someone whom you could totally imagine laughing his ass off as he heaves a can of Coke out the window of his BMW at a black guy begging for change at a stop light or bragging about how he was at the front of the train the brothers ran on that passed-out girl at the house last night. All of his little pranks have been aimed at those he considers beneath him: freeloading minorities who mooch off the taxes of white people instead of getting jobs of their own and, now, that insolent bitch who dares to think she can ask him questions or hold him accountable for his actions.
I'd go further with this, but trust me, Alex says it better and with more justified indignation than I ever could.
The Huffington Post: James O'Keefe, the "CNN Caper" and Men Who Hate Women/9.29.10