Just to illustrate and amplify the point in the previous post, click here to find another shockingly offensive racist and misogynist image from the 2008 primary campaign (H/t Diary of an Anxious Black Woman.) I won’t put that image on my blog–Anxious B. has a different position, but I’ve got a weak stomach for images that exploit lynching. See also the commentary at Black Women Vote, and What About Our Daughters?
Are you back now? Good. Now, the individual who posted that image at the famous “liberal” Hillary-hating home base, DailyKos.com, meant to criticize people who are critical of Michelle Obama. However, when you create a sexually and racially exploitative image in the course of criticizing other people for their racism and sexism, you’re replicating the exploitation, not calling it out. Mmmmm…misogyny: tastes great to supposedly liberal dudes! And now, with extra racism! (On what planet do people think this is acceptable? Oh, yeah: planet Wehatehillaryshe’sabitch.) This is why misogyny is wrong, whether from the right, the left, or the corporate media, and whether it benefits “your” candidate or not.