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The "slutolympics" - Quit whining for heaven sake
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Katha Pollitt, writing in Elle, gets into the kind of complaining that just drives me up a wall:
Type just about any misogynist insult into Google with “Hillary Clinton” and up come hundreds of thousands of links. Promiscuity might not be the first sin that pops to mind when you think of her, but last time I checked, “Hillary Clinton” plus “slut” brought up 208,000 results.
Welcome to the big leagues. Type "bush hitler" into Google and get 376,000 hits. Yeah it would be nice if we had a more civil discourse, but what would you rather be compared too - a slut or Hilter?

So, please, let's not pretend the name calling is unique to Hillary, 'kay?

PS: BTW, Katha, when you type "Bush slut" into Google, you get 758,000 hits. And "Cheney slut" brought 269,000 hits. Last but not least, I only got 168,000 with the "Hillary Clinton slut" combo. What's a misogynist to do?
 
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You get close to 2 million if you only use Cheney’s first name.

Strangely enough, most of them are not about politics.
 
Written By: Dustin Vines
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Exactly, Dustin. It’s a silly complaint. And in most cases, for instance, the fact that "Hillary Clinton" and "slut" are in the same article/post, whether or not "slut" actually refers to her, is enough to constitute a hit.

It’s a pathetic whine.
 
Written By: McQ
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I got 6330 references when I searched Katha Pollitt & idiot.
 
Written By: looker
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Well I’m glad you weren’t a raving misogynist about it and used the neutral "idiot" instead of the misogynistic "slut".
 
Written By: McQ
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758,000 when you type Bush slut?

Heh.....man, how many porno sites did you get on that one ;)
 
Written By: shark
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Only 6,230 when you type in "McQ slut"... :)
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I’m workin’ on that!
 
Written By: McQ
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I’m workin’ on that!
Don’t tell your partner, that....
 
Written By: Joe
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What the hell does Pollit think the word "misogynist" means? Anyone who doesn’t worship the ground on which 100% of the female population walks? The notion that anyone who dislikes Shillary is a misogynist is just as retarded as the notion that anyone who dislikes Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson must be a racist. Or, for that matter, that anyone who dislikes The Great Xrlq must be an anti-white racist, a misandrist, or both.
 
Written By: Xrlq
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"Bush" has more than one meaning. One that goes really well with "slut", so its sort of an unfair comparison.
 
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Well tell me all about Cheney then.;)
 
Written By: McQ
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When I put the quotes around "hillary clnton slut" I got 201 returns. Mayhap she should learn how to do a qualified search.

Though I did get a snicker out of typing that. Not because I think she’s a slut. But rather because I can’t imagine her being intimate with anyone or anything other than herself.
 
Written By: meagain
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Certainly "Slut for the State" is not an inaccurate term for Hillary. She probably has erotic dreams about being ravished by big, strapping IRS agents in jackboots.
 
Written By: Bilwick
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But rather because I can’t imagine her being intimate with anyone or anything other than herself.
You imagine this scenario?

You are a sick, sick individual...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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