Oi ve. Some of these media commentators, Heather Mallick first and foremost, are like little kids.
The slurs continue. Here, and here we read about threats made against Heather Mallick, the result of her now infamous Mighty Wind column. I decry those threats. But I can’t help but think that Mallick set the tone and can’t now pretend she is above the fray. Her words–certainly not an example of brave decorum in an otherwise alarmist world:
Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favoured by this decade’s woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression. Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the “pramface.” Husband Todd looks like a roughneck; Track, heading off to Iraq, appears terrified. They claim to be family obsessed while being studiously terrible at parenting. What normal father would want Levi “I’m a fuckin’ redneck” Johnson prodding his daughter?”
Her response to the threats? She is quoted here as saying:
The responses to my column proved me correct about the extreme right in the United States: they have a great misogynist rage in them,” Mallick said in an interview from Toronto on Saturday.”
Not liking Heather Mallick does not constitute misogyny. If that’s the case–then the better part of Canada is misogynist, too.
Rebecca adds: “What normal father would want Levi “I’m a fuckin’ redneck” Johnson prodding his daughter?”
Again, I am struck by how crass and derisive the language the loony left uses to describe sex is. Has any conservative commentator characterized a consensual relationship in such vulgar terms? Aren’t we supposed to be the uptight prudes, while they are all in favour of anything at all, as long as it’s consensual?