No mention of hate-monger Jane Hamsher’s “b**ch is dead meat” and “sandpaper sn**ch” attacks on Kate O’Beirne.
No mention of other “feminist” attacks on independent-minded (read: non-left) bloggers–a phenomenon Dr. Helen noted here.
Some women are more equal than others, in the eyes of the “progressive” female blogosphere. But that’s how it has always been. As I noted a few years back when Mo Dowd was whining about how difficult it was to be a woman with opinions:
Conservative women aren’t real women according to the liberal feminist establishment’s definition. Remember when Gloria Steinem called Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison a “female impersonator?” Or when curdled NOW leader Patricia Ireland instructed Democrats to vote only for “authentic” female political candidates? Or when Al Gore’s fashion consultant Naomi Wolf described the foreign-policy analysis of Jeane Kirkpatrick as being “uninflected by the experiences of the female body?”
And so it is with conservative women bloggers. Because we have “betrayed” feminism, because we hold unorthodox political views on abortion, government race/gender preferences, education, the war, and taxes, and because we reject identity politics, we’re not “authentic” women, we deserve what we get, and we just don’t count.