Amanda Marcotte’s feminism cred questioned after advice for Sen. Gillibrand

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A recent New York Post article about a People magazine interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand contained items such as this:

After she dropped 50 pounds and got elected to the Senate, one of her favorite older senators walked up behind her, squeezed her waist, and intoned: “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”

Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, was quoted as having endured other sexist remarks from unnamed male congressional colleagues and others.

You might think super-feminist Amanda Marcotte would want to “out” the alleged sexist members of Congress, but think again:

http://twitter.com/#!/AmandaMarcotte/status/505379323625603072

Gee, why wouldn’t a staunch feminist want Sen. Gillibrand to name her harassers?

http://twitter.com/#!/AndyWIII/status/505385409313255424

Ya think political party might have something to do with it?

http://twitter.com/#!/jarsthemule/status/505383917902635008
http://twitter.com/#!/rodgers_jeff/status/505390258771726336
http://twitter.com/#!/LibertyBelleCJL/status/505390833391374337
http://twitter.com/#!/Merleliz/status/505389745875480576
http://twitter.com/#!/rjp1208/status/505389488571699201
http://twitter.com/#!/Me_In_Jersey/status/505384300293132288

Don’t name the harassers? But what if…

http://twitter.com/#!/Chris_Clukey/status/505384366235983872

However, according to Marcotte, the political party of Gillibrand’s unnamed harassers has nothing to do with her position:

http://twitter.com/#!/AmandaMarcotte/status/505393176388329472

It’s worth noting that in the New York Post’s article People’s Gillibrand interview, one of the men who made an inappropriate remark to Gillibrand is described as a “southern congressman,” another as “one of her favorite older senators,” and another person as a “labor leader.

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Related:

Reporter expresses doubt about Gillibrand story, becomes punching bag

Joe Scarborough: Don’t voters have a right to know Sen. Gillibrand’s harassers?

 

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