Bill Maher uttered a female vulgarism when referring to former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin on his HBO show Friday night.
"Did you hear this - Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she's demanding that we invade 'Tsunami,'" Maher said. "I mean she said, 'These 'Tsunamians' will not get away with this.' Oh speaking of dumb twats, did you..."
N.O.W. didn't say a word, but another woman's group did:
"Widespread sexism in the media is one of the top problems facing women, and seriously affects women in politics. A highly toxic media environment persists for women candidates, and discourages all women - irrespective of political persuasion - from running for public office," Yana Walton, Vice President of Communications at Women's Media Center told FOXNews.com. "Despite the fact that women make up half of the population, we're only 17 percent of congress. Bill Maher's misogynistic comment about Sarah Palin hurts all women, not just Palin, and not just conservative women. By insulting her gender, rather than her platform or stance on issues, he insults women as a group."
1) It's perfectly ok to insult someone personally if you hate them politically. I do it to Obama all the time. Best to do it in an entertaining fashion, though. I'm not sure the phrase "dumb twat" qualifies.
2) Really Fox? You suddenly give give a crap about what some "don't be mean to the weak and helpless girl - who's actually a very strong, independent woman!" organization has to say? A sleazy, fault-flailing organization that butters their bread with the curdled cream of identity politics?
How 'bout we just go back to not giving these twisted guilt-mongers the time of day?