[Marxism] Counterpunch at a new sexist low, still digging

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon May 20 06:44:57 MDT 2013


Counterpunch May 20, 2013
The Myths of St. Jolie and Her Acolytes
Breast Panic on the Left
by RUTH FOWLER

I’ve been around for a while, and I’m pretty used to the amount of 
“outrage” I provoke from furious people who are personally affronted 
that a woman can not only have an opinion, a forceful, sometimes profane 
and blunt way of expressing that opinion, but can do so without apology. 
Despite various “demands” from furious Angelina fans (or “sad 
starfuckers” as I prefer to call them) and paternalistic idiots like 
Sharon whatsit in The Socialist Worker who demands that CounterPunch 
apologize “to all women” for my views (hello? You’re asking MALE EDITORS 
to apologize to “all women” for the views of a FEMALE WRITER? Am I not a 
woman? Does my use of the word “tits” really offend you so much that you 
can’t even read the article and you resort to paternalism? I wrote the 
article, not my editors. Have the fucking ovaries to address me if you 
want to demand that I, an apparent non-woman, apologize to all the ‘real 
women’ you’re referring to). Despite all these demands for apologies, 
despite reams of hate mail on my website and twitter informing me that 
I’m a disgraceful human being that deserves to die, despite all this – 
I’m not going to apologize for being right. I’m not going to betray all 
the people who agree with me that Angelina Jolie had no right to waste 
the space allotted her in an international newspaper to “raise 
awareness” of the issues surrounding screening tests, genetic patenting, 
preventive treatments and breast cancer, only to talk about herself.

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/20/breast-panic-on-the-left/




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