Hustler magazine has doctored a photo of S.E. Cupp, a conservative commentator and author. The photo is a “fake explicit image” of Cupp with a penis in her mouth.
Larry Flynt defends his right here, to publicize this photo calling it “satire” but that is no excuse. Limbaugh also has the ”right” to call people names. It doesn’t make it acceptable behavior. It doesn’t mean that just because we have the right to free speech that we should publicly humiliate people. It doesn’t move us in a positive, forward direction. It causes our society to focus only on the bottom-feeder mentality.
This is another disgusting example of the War On Women but this time, it’s coming from the left. The attack is now on a conservative woman. Despite what some may think about liberal women and their position on this matter, NO ATTACK is acceptable. Women are being objectified in a way that they have not been, at least not in my lifetime. We’ve heard about Bill Maher calling Palin the “C” word and Ed Schultz calling Laura Ingraham a “Right-Wing Slut” and yes, it’s just as damaging. Ed Schultz issued a sincere apology and offered to take himself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay as a result of his comment. No matter who makes these kinds of comments, it’s MEN demeaning women. Left or right makes NO DIFFERENCE.
The more the message is heard, the more that men treat women as objects and go out of their way to demean and humiliate us, the more accepted it will become if we as women don’t stand up for each other and force them to stop this. It is simply not acceptable.
I find this to be a very sad commentary on how women are perceived in general in this country. We take pride that we’re so much more advanced than the Middle East—but are we?
Make no mistake, women are under attack in this country and although Republicans are leading with all of the anti-women legislation, it’s not just about the right. It seems women are fair game now and degrading women has become a commonly used tactic. It’s shameful and embarrassing and Larry Flynt, just like Rush Limbaugh is a pathetic example of the male species.