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Fellatio Photoshop of conservative pundit sparks outrage

7:20 pm - 05/24/2012
Hustler magazine is coming under fire for Photoshopping a picture of a U.S. conservative commentator to make it look like she's performing oral sex.

The image of S.E. Cupp - a contributor to Glenn Beck's online TV station GBTV - appears under the headline "Celebrity fantasy" with the caption: "What would S.E. Cupp look like with a d--- in her mouth?"

"S.E. Cupp is a lovely young lady who read too much Ayn Rand in high school and ended up joining the dark side. Cupp, an author and media commentator who often shows up on Fox News programs, is undeniably cute," reads the accompanying text. "But her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the method pictured here is Ms. Cupp's suggestion for avoiding an unwanted pregnancy."

The image has conservative women crying foul. Michelle Malkin wrote that this is typical of attacks on right-wing women from the left, many of which are sexualizing and dehumanizing.

"Conservative women are waging the counter-offensives against leftist degradation for themselves that no one else will wage. Whether it's Palin or Ann Romney or Nikki Haley or S.E. Cupp or a local grass-roots activist mom, right-wing sisters are pushing back," she said.

Speaking with Beck about the picture, Cupp said: "It's just embarrassing because it will be out there forever. The fact that I work really hard, and I'm an Ivy League-educated young woman with a pretty good job doesn't matter when you look at a photo like this."

But Hustler is defending the page as "satire."

"I'm able to publish this because of the Supreme Court case I won in 1984, Flynt v. Falwell," publisher Harry Flynt said in a reference to a ruling that free speech rights prohibit public figures from suing over emotional distress intentionally inflicted upon them.

The case centred around televangelist Jerry Falwell, who sued Hustler over a parody ad that depicted him having sex with his mother in an outhouse.

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atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 04:50 am (UTC)
do you live on planet earth?
spiffynamehere 25th-May-2012 04:52 am (UTC)
It is not a woman's responsibility to not be objectified. It is the responsibility of everyone else not to objectify her.
hinoema 25th-May-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
This, thank you.
ms_maree 25th-May-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
Pretty much.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 05:29 am (UTC)
right but if you have huge boobs and you're wearing a low cut top with a pushup bra, basically shoving your boobs in everyone's face, will you get mad when guys stare at your chest? i've seen this happen. its ridiculous.
effervescent 25th-May-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
You haven't addressed what I said up above, though. Women can wear clothes that cover them from head to toe and still be subjected to this sort of attitude. It's part of the male gaze, and the idea that women's bodies belong to society and that men have the right to comment on them and harass them.

What you are doing is acting as though a woman dressing a different way would change things, but it wouldn't. You're deflecting from the truth, and that's that a lot of men will view women in an objectified fashion no matter what she does - which means that acting as though they 'deserve' it if they wear a low cut top with a push up bra is both wrong and stupid. It's easier to go 'oh, but if they wore ~this~ things would be different' than it is to admit the truth - society is full of misogyny and men need to change their attitudes and stop blaming women in general.

You said up above that you agreed with a commenter who said that women will be sexualized no matter what they do, so I don't understand why you can't see that if you really believe that, you'd understand that men need to take some responsibility for their behaviour, rather than women changing the way they dress.
thevelvetsun 25th-May-2012 05:50 am (UTC)
"I understand that the way a woman dresses doesn't actually affect whether or not she will be sexually assaulted.... but those sluts annoy me! I don't care if someone demeans them because I'm so much better than them, they're not worth me reconsidering my gross position!"
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 11:55 am (UTC)
o no i do blame the guys behind the picture here more than i would anything about the women's choice of clothes. i figured that goes without saying but apparently, i should have said it
homasse 25th-May-2012 05:45 am (UTC)
right but if you have huge boobs and you're wearing a low cut top with a pushup bra, basically shoving your boobs in everyone's face, will you get mad when guys stare at your chest?

...Oh, FFS. NO.
evilgmbethy 25th-May-2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
loving that graphic
urplesquirrel 25th-May-2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
I love everything about that image. There is nothing worse than being considered automatically a "slut" just because genetics decided to bless me with a 38L cup.
spiffynamehere 25th-May-2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Beautiful.
kaowolfie 25th-May-2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
That graphic is freaking amazing.
leaf_collector 25th-May-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Graphic win.
astridmyrna 25th-May-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
right but if you have huge boobs and you're wearing a low cut top with a pushup bra, basically shoving your boobs in everyone's face, will you get mad when guys stare at your chest?

Yes.
homasse 25th-May-2012 05:58 am (UTC)
I know, right? I have ginormous tits. It doesn't matter what I wear, everything is either a boob shirt or a bloody tent, and either way, guys stare, and I want to start HADOKENing everything in sight. And a shirt that's normal on a woman with a small/average sized chest instantly becomes "low cut" top on a woman with a lot of cleavage, and we're expected to wear more or be seen as trying to get attention.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 11:49 am (UTC)
lol ok
violetrose 25th-May-2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Late to the post, but yeah, I'm a D cup - but while it's relatively easy for me to 'cover-up', I'm not really bothered if I show cleavage or not. Especially in the summer, it's hot! And I like the way my body looks in ~revealing clothes. And I don't want creepy guys staring at me. You can look at me - I don't mind a glance or compliment, but just staring or ogling? No, not okay.
zombieroadtrip 25th-May-2012 06:36 am (UTC)
... are you under the impression people can take off their "huge boobs" when they wanna look classy?
kitschaster 25th-May-2012 07:12 am (UTC)
right but if you have huge boobs and you're wearing a low cut top with a pushup bra, basically shoving your boobs in everyone's face, will you get mad when guys stare at your chest? i've seen this happen. its ridiculous.


spiffynamehere 25th-May-2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes, I will.

Because it is not a woman's responsibility to not be objectified. It is the responsibility of everyone else not to objectify her.
teleens_journal 26th-May-2012 12:53 am (UTC)
I think you will find that it is you who are ridiculous in this post.

And in life.
amyura 26th-May-2012 02:02 am (UTC)
I have big boobs. Sometimes I wear low cut tops. The tops of my boobs being visible is NOT "shoving" them in "everyone's face," anymore than two guys holding hands is "flaunting their sexuality." People are allowed to go out in public looking like who they are and dressing comfortably.
roseofjuly 26th-May-2012 02:59 am (UTC)
YES

BECAUSE THEY SHOULD KEEP THEIR GODDAMN EYES TO THEMSELVES

If I like the way my breasts look in a low cut top and a pushup bra, that is NOT an invitation for other people to ogle and sexualize me.
seamouse 25th-May-2012 07:16 am (UTC)
+10, and thank you
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