Circumstances conspired against me doing what Chip Hanlon advises on these pages today: heap a ton of scorn on Playboy Magazine and writer Guy Cimbalo for penning an utterly repellent and damnable attack on female conservative pundits yesterday. However, I doubt I can improve upon the critique penned by the ever-reliable Megan Carpentier at Jezebel over this matter:
Occasionally, we try to prove or disprove the trope that men read Playboy for the incisive articles. Today, having read Guy Cimbalo's epic work on the 10 conservative women he'd like to hate-fuck, we're guessing not too many men even care.
Because it's not as if Cimbalo does anything in his piece but slag on these women for having the audacity to be attractive, conservative, opinionated and loud about those opinions. In other words, if he didn't agree with us mouthy liberal broads, he wouldn't want to fuck us either, and apparently prefers his women quiet and agreeable. And that - no matter what your politics are - is just gross.
Playboy has since taken it down. As it happens, Politico has apparently pulled down an article as well: an astonishingly tone-deaf piece from Anne Schroeder that, well...SORT OF BURIED THE LEDE by failing to mention anything beyond the fact that some female pundits had made an innocuous list.
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Chip Hanlon: This Playboy Article Deserves Scorn from the Left
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CJR calls it a "common sense sighting," but riddle me this: How will Wall Street be able to attract the best and brightest talent to come and frack up the financial sector and later retire to a want-free life now?
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