This Is for Lyzosy

Hey Lemon, Faye Wattleton was feeling your pain today. I just got this press release. She can get an amen from me:

Debate ignores misogynist content in the Imus fiasco

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(New York, NY) – Although the debate on Imus’ recent remarks against the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team has appropriately focused on the racial speech, one critical element that must be highlighted is the denigration of the young women for their gender.
Imus referred to the Rutgers’ team members as ‘hos,’ a sexual slur that humiliates and trivializes women and is indicative of the double-standard used in the coverage of female v. male sports. In addition, Imus’ reference to the players as ‘some rough girls’ diminished the player’s athletic and academic accomplishments.

“We can’t oversee the degradation to which these women have been subjected on the basis of their gender,” said Faye Wattleton, President of the Center for the Advancement of Women and lifelong advocate for women’s equality. “Despite the incontrovertible accomplishments of these women, Imus demeaned them with a most prejudiced speech.”

CFAW urges all media to expand on the Imus’ incident by addressing the generalized use of derogatory language and images in the media, a serious issue that affects the public’s perception and treatment of women and minorities.

The Center for the Advancement of Women has publicly condemned the use of hateful discourse against women by other public figures, most notably Ann Coulter. Last year, the Center launched Ann Coulter Does Not Speak for Me, a public awareness campaign that responds to Coulter’s attacks on women by providing research-based information and a petition her opponents can sign.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. THANK you! It’s been driving me nuts that no one really seemed to even notice the sexist aspect of it, which really indicates how pervasive it is.
    My letter to our paper is going in Thursday’s paper. They print all my letters. I don’t know why someone doesn’t pay me to dispense opinions. 🙂

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  2. THANK you! It’s been driving me nuts that no one really seemed to even notice the sexist aspect of it, which really indicates how pervasive it is.
    My letter to our paper is going in Thursday’s paper. They print all my letters. I don’t know why someone doesn’t pay me to dispense opinions. 🙂

    Reply

  3. THANK you! It’s been driving me nuts that no one really seemed to even notice the sexist aspect of it, which really indicates how pervasive it is.
    My letter to our paper is going in Thursday’s paper. They print all my letters. I don’t know why someone doesn’t pay me to dispense opinions. 🙂

    Reply

  4. THANK you! It’s been driving me nuts that no one really seemed to even notice the sexist aspect of it, which really indicates how pervasive it is.
    My letter to our paper is going in Thursday’s paper. They print all my letters. I don’t know why someone doesn’t pay me to dispense opinions. 🙂

    Reply

  5. THANK you! It’s been driving me nuts that no one really seemed to even notice the sexist aspect of it, which really indicates how pervasive it is.
    My letter to our paper is going in Thursday’s paper. They print all my letters. I don’t know why someone doesn’t pay me to dispense opinions. 🙂

    Reply

  6. But no complaints about what he said about the Tennessee team? I think he called them “cute,” which is why he was more interested in their success.

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  7. But no complaints about what he said about the Tennessee team? I think he called them “cute,” which is why he was more interested in their success.

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  8. But no complaints about what he said about the Tennessee team? I think he called them “cute,” which is why he was more interested in their success.

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  9. But no complaints about what he said about the Tennessee team? I think he called them “cute,” which is why he was more interested in their success.

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  10. But no complaints about what he said about the Tennessee team? I think he called them “cute,” which is why he was more interested in their success.

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