Posted on | March 21, 2013 | 9 Comments
In case you don’t know who Melissa McEwan is, this 2007 headline by Mary Katharine Ham is an apt summary:
McEwan and her feminist comrade Amanda Marcotte were hired to blog for the Democratic presidential primary campaign of John Edwards in what was, evidently, a bid to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s share of the women’s vote. When it was belatedly “discovered” that McEwan and Marcotte were foul-mouthed hate-filled fanatics — really, it was never a secret — Edwards ditched them quicker than you can say, “Rielle Hunter’s love child.” So these two feminist blog-stars had allowed themselves to be used and discarded by an eminent progressive hypocrite. Feminism’s ironic brand damage in the Edwards scandal is one of those things that only conservatives remember, and so . . .
CNN published a commentary on the Steubenville rape case by Rachel Simmons, a feminist in good standing, who wondered if the victim of the assault had been betrayed by her girlfriends, two of whom testified in defense of her accused rapists.
McEwan responds in an item headlined, “Blame the Girls,” excoriating CNN’s “abysmal” coverage of the Steubenville case, and struggling to find some reason why Simmons’s argument is actually wrong. One suspects the main thing wrong with it is that CNN didn’t ask McEwan for her viewpoint. It’s been a hard fall from the glory days when “Queen C–t of F–k Mountain” was blogging for a major presidential contender.
I blame the patriarchy.