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  •  The diary is fine (4+ / 0-)

    the picture is gratuitous and has provoked the puerile assholiness of some folks here.  For me -- the whole point has been subsumed by the sexism and support thereof. (not by you).  I'm out of here.  

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    by gchaucer2 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 04:36:21 PM PDT

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    •  What sexism? Did someone force Palin to (11+ / 0-)

      where that dress and pose with her leg up in the air in that provocative pose?

      I think the picture perfectly illustrates the hypocrisy of this unwed mother being paid for promoting 'abstinence'.

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      by eXtina on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 04:51:04 PM PDT

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      •  Sexism is in criticizing her (2+ / 0-)
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        not (only) for what she's done, but for her looks, her clothes and her cellulite. I didn't know that only women with perfect bodies are allowed to show their legs. And I guess you're only allowed to take a "provocative" pose if you want to incite sex. I guess she should wear a burka since she's an unwed mother and talks about abstinence.

        To be clear: I abhor what she's doing as an abstinence spokesperson, but criticizing her looks is BS. Criticizing anybody's looks is BS.

    •  Understood. I guess my view is that (3+ / 0-)
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      the picture was fine, as a descriptive matter, but some people are easily provoked towards sexism when the door seems open to it.  They probably don't often travel in circles where it gets tossed back in their face like hot coffee, though, so I see this whole thing as having offered them a good learning opportunity.

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      by Seneca Doane on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 05:31:10 PM PDT

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