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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.

atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 05:34 am (UTC)
a photoshopped picture =/= rape
thevelvetsun 25th-May-2012 05:38 am (UTC)
But obviously wearing what you want = an invitation for people to photoshop a dick in your mouth!
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 05:48 am (UTC)
lol being a woman is an invitation for that. im not saying its right that's just life *sigh*
paksenarrion2 26th-May-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
No it's not.

As a woman, it's my right to my own bodily autonomy. It's up to men to control themselves and keep their hands off me. I don't care if I am walking down the street in a mini skirt and teeny tiny crop top or an ankle length skirt and shapeless hoodie. Men keep their hands to themselves and everything will be fine. If I want a man to touch me, I offer the invitation. He can ask but if I say NO. It means no. Not maybe, not keep asking, not well yes. No.

The sooner all men learn this, then rape culture will be gone. There are good men out there that get this. But when there are women like you espousing the kinds of things you've been saying throughout this post? It just keeps contributing to rape culture and the men that think women are theirs for the taking. Things need to change in the media as well.

So in short, stop saying that's just life, *sigh* and change your attitude. Stop contributing to rape culture.
homasse 26th-May-2012 01:39 am (UTC)

atheistkathleen 26th-May-2012 02:35 am (UTC)
k i did and i read the wiki on it and yeah, its basically what i said just there

wtf do you want me to do about it?
roseofjuly 26th-May-2012 02:53 am (UTC)
If you think rape culture bears any relation to anything you said here, then you need to read it again. Very slowly.
atheistkathleen 26th-May-2012 03:17 am (UTC)
rape culture, where its pervasive in the culture that beign a woman is an invitation to get your head photoshopped into porn, its not right but its happens

zombieroadtrip 26th-May-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
If you know all of that is bad, why are you actively taking part in it?
atheistkathleen 27th-May-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
all im saying is that i have a hard time feeling sorry for these fox women's feelings/reputations when they work for fox news, whose politics are deplorable on more issues than just the misogyny. i disagree with what the porn mag did but, when my enemy is hurt, I LOL
zombieroadtrip 28th-May-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Of course their politics are deplorable, but she's not being attacked for her politics (which virtually every newscaster on Fox News deserves), she's being attacked because she's a woman with an opinion contrary to a man's. The motivation behind the attack is more important than any possible schadenfreude.

For example, I hate Dan Savage because he's a misogynistic, transphobic asshole. But if someone called him a "f*g" I'd be upset on his behalf. Because although he pisses me off, he shouldn't be attacked for being gay-- he should be attacked for the reprehensible shit he's said. If you shrug off when your "enemy" is attacked below the belt, that opens your side up to be attacked below the belt.

The intent of this attack wasn't to showcase how terrible her politics are, or how disgusting her conservative opinions may be. It was because a woman dared to have an opinion (however shitty that opinion is) that a man didn't agree with. He "put her in her place" by making her into nothing more than a sex object. It was dehumanizing and misogynistic regardless of what side you're on.
violetrose 26th-May-2012 03:21 am (UTC)
Um, did you read those articles? Because a lot of (if not all) of the comments you've posted here are a very obvious case of rape culture and victim-blaming.

Furthermore, there's plenty to read on both those topics besides Wikipedia.
thevelvetsun 25th-May-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
Also, photoshopped pictures like this contributes to the degradation and sexualization of women. It makes men less likely to respect them and see them as people. Which leads to rape. Google "rape culture".
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 05:47 am (UTC)
well if porn is causing guys to rape then i'd blame that more on parenting fail than porn imo
homasse 25th-May-2012 06:00 am (UTC)
You didn't google what they asked you to, did you?
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 11:42 am (UTC)
not interested in reading about 'rape culture' tyvm, news is tragic enough without seeking out that bullshit
homasse 25th-May-2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
Then you need to shut up and stop spreading your ignorance. If you want to stay willfully uninformed, that's on you, but don't go spreading your uninformed opinions around, 'cause lord knows the world doesn't need any more of that.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
its not an uninformed opinion, its an opinion based on life experience tyvm. im not a fan of reading about rape and terrible men so if that's your cup of tea go ahead, don't spread bad news to me thanks
kitschaster 25th-May-2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
you're welcome very much
noodledays 26th-May-2012 12:56 am (UTC)
did you really miss the whole point or just willfully disregard it?
homasse 25th-May-2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
Pretty much, yeah. Aiyiyi.
flyingwild 25th-May-2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
No, it very much is an uninformed opinion. The world is full of bad news, sticking your fingers in your ears going "lalalalalalaaa not listening" doesn't make it go away. Educate yourself.


Look, I even googled for you. NOW READ UP.
homasse 25th-May-2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
anecdata=/=being informed.



Edited at 2012-05-25 02:24 pm (UTC)
roseofjuly 26th-May-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
An opinion based on life experience can still be an uninformed opinion, FYI.
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