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Why topless beauty pagents matter

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 17:13 EDT
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Gloria Feldt links McCain’s open hostility towards his wife with his larger hostility towards women. This moment has really exposed the lip-smacking piety on the right as the base sexism it is—if “pro-life” Christians do better at biker rallies that hold up women for lust-driven ridicule than they do at peace rallies, there’s only one conclusion. The right’s attitudes about women have nothing to do with “life” or “chivalry” and everything to do with plain old misogyny.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
 
 
 
 
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