I sure like DailyKos and I sure like feminism, but I sure think Katha Pollitt—quoted there appreciatively by a diarist and of whom I have, I'm ashamed to admit as a well-read person, never heard—sure sounds like a complete horsepill.
Her comments against pro-lifers are a delight, but she goes on to imply that men shouldn't really get to speak on the subject of abortion. At best, she's angry that too many males were used as talking heads in the aftermath of the Tiller assassination.
Worse, she then attacks Andrew Sullivan (about who I myself am ambivalent) for daring to speak on the topic due to his barebacking scandal. Now, I don't think highly of barebacking fetishists. That's pretty much established if you've read my blog at all. But I don't see how one relates to the other. And just to borrow a tried-and-true pro-choice motto for the sake of making a point, isn't it in theory his body?
Michael Musto is not your girl.
Worst of all, she attacks Village Voice columnist and pop-culture guru Michael Musto as a "misogynist" for making fun of Carrie Prejean's breast implants (and other easy targets, double-entendre intended).
Is it a coincidence that both are gay? Is that why they really have no clue about "women's reproductive lives"?
Well fuck you, Katha Pollitt—the day straight people are disallowed for making decisions about gay ons is the day we'll talk about gay men being disallowed to have opinions on women's issues.
Michael told me, "I love a bigot who parades around in fake breasts and did a tittie spread but feels she can justifiably hold up the Bible as proof that gays are bad people. I've used humor to point out her hypocrisies (as well as those of the pageant itself) and as a result was called misogynistic and intolerant by the likes of Bill 'Loofa' O'Reilly and his dwindling followers. That's like the pot calling the kettle intolerant! No, it's like Susan Boyle telling people they should wax their eyebrows! I am deeply amused."
When liberals and conservatives both think you're a misogynist, the only thing you are for sure is a gay man.