coming in like a white knight to rescue commenting on Amanda Marcotte (Pandagon) and Melissa McEwan(Shakespeare’s Sister) having been fired from their jobs doing “network outreach” for the John Edwards campaign as reported here:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 — Two bloggers hired by John Edwards to reach out to liberals in the online world have landed his presidential campaign in hot water for doing what bloggers do — expressing their opinions in provocative and often crude language.
The Catholic League, a conservative religious group, is demanding that Mr. Edwards dismiss the two, Amanda Marcotte of the Pandagon blog site and Melissa McEwan, who writes on her blog, Shakespeare’s Sister, for expressing anti-Catholic opinions.
…Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said in a statement on Tuesday, “John Edwards is a decent man who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking bigots.”
says (Amp, that is):
Amanda and Melissa are both so bursting with talent and drive that it fairly bursts out of every available orifice.
“Bursts out of every available orifice”? That’s supposed to be a compliment? Coming from Amp?
As to the actual issues, well, I don’t like John Edwards and I am not surprised.
As I’ve written before, and also here, I don’t like the contempt with which far too many, in my opinion, progressive, lefty and feminist bloggers, denigrate what amounts to caricatures of religion and religious people, including religious women. I think this dehumanizes fundamentalist women, alienates them from feminism, and makes the realities of their lives and experiences invisible. Women’s situation within fundamentalism and patriarchal religion, in general, is not remotely what men’s situation is, many women are abused and are suffering, and that gets lost in all the hilarity of feminists and leftists and so on, making fun of them.
Which isn’t to say I think what the Edwards campaign did was right. But then again, I don’t like Edwards and don’t like to see feminists supporting him in the first place.