Nation Should Heed Left's Call To End "Vitriol" Against Women
By Susan Swift
January 10, 2011
“Vitriol” incited Saturday’s horrific shootings in Arizona. Or so we are told by Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Dick Durbin. Sheriff Dupnik revealed his newly acquired forensic psychology expertise, declaring Arizona the “Mecca for prejudice and bigotry” and echoing Dick Durbin’s plea to tone down political vitriol because mentally imbalanced people “are especially susceptible to vitriol.”
I agree with the plea to tone down the politicl vitriol, most particularly against women politicians. For the past two years especially, it has been vicious and hatefilled. In this past election campaign, major media sources repeatedly demonized and dehumanized women political candidates as “whores” and “bitches” who were “going to hell“, one even joked about the rape of a woman politician’s daughter, another posting a salacious and sickening story of a supposed sexual encounter with a female political candidate, and a member of Congress impuning Republican congresswomen saying “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote.”
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Also see: Republicans And Battered Spouses