If you are a girl or young woman, you are damned if you don't and damned if you do. If you refrain from any expression of sexiness, you may be written off as irrelevant and unfeminine. But if you follow the guidelines, you run the risk of being judged, shamed and policed.
There are other equally valid reasons, of course, to vote for President Obama on November 6, but these five are at the top of my list. Each, taken separately, strikes me as persuasive. Together I find them compelling.
What happened with Rush was that Americans everywhere asked themselves whether they wanted to live in a society where a man who solicits sex tapes from a college student and calls her a slut is rewarded with ad dollars and fame. The answer was a resounding no. And that's a good thing.
Giving someone like Ted, Rush or Glenn a national megaphone to advocate bigotry, while making a massive profit out of it, has nothing to do with protecting the First Amendment, but with making lots of money. It is big business, pure and simple.