• Thu, Oct 28 2010

Do We Really Need To Slut Shame Christine O’Donnell?

I’m not a fan of Christine O’Donnell. Because she’s a witch! No, because I think she’s an odd lady who lies a lot, and not particularly well. But I really do believe that every woman in America – in the world – should have the right to dress up in a lady-bug suit, get drunk and make out with douchebags if she feels like it.

Well, ideally, not douchebags. Because I guess if you do make out with total douchebags, years later, they’ll remember, and sell the story of your hook-up to Gawker. And it will contain gems like this:

I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of what happened between the sheets that evening. But I will say that it wasn’t half as exciting as I’d been hoping it would be. Christine was a decent kisser, but as soon as soon as her clothes came off and she was naked in my bed, Christine informed me that she was a virgin.

“You’ve got to be kidding,” I said. She didn’t explain at the time that she was a “born-again virgin.” She made it seem like she’d never had sex in her life, which seemed pretty improbable for a woman her age. And she made it clear that she was planning on staying a virgin that night. But there were signs that she wasn’t very experienced sexually. When her underwear came off, I immediately noticed that the waxing trend had completely passed her by.

Obviously, that was a big turnoff, and I quickly lost interest. I said goodnight, rolled over, and went to sleep. It was almost four o’clock in the morning. I had to get up at 6:30 to go to work.

Yes, douchebag, and…?

What do we get out of this, really? Why does anyone need to know this? Well, I guess, okay, we’ve confirmed that she isn’t lying about being a virgin. Okay. Did we need to know the state of her pubic hair? Do we really need to know details on the state of any stranger’s pubic hair?

No. We don’t. Because those things are private. And even if it was just a one-time drunken hook-up, you assume that your hook-up buddy won’t share it with a major media blog. You assume that because you assume that they won’t be a tread-mark on the underpants of humanity.

The thing that upsets me is that this post from some anonymous dick-wad has negated the anger I feel towards Christine O’Donnell. I used to be appropriately angry that she lied about bizarre things, like her father being Bozo the Clown. And she’s a grifter! There are lots of reasons that the woman really shouldn’t be in office, but the fact that she made a stupid hook-up decision that didn’t end in sex will never be one of them.

And I feel terrible for her. Now I’m just in “gee, rotten luck with that asshole, you were a hot ladybug, here, have a martini” mode on her behalf.

In conclusion, I think the anonymous story is a vast right-wing conspiracy.

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  • Eileen

    http://womenandpolitics.org/archives/santahat-tequilashot-female-candidates-human/3413

    Yes, the commenter named Eileen and I are the same person.

  • TJ99

    I don’t care for Christine O’Donnell but I’m all for finding this guy and waxing his testicles.

    What a creep.

  • Alexi

    If Christine was a guy, would the media have bothered paying for a lame story like this? Yeah, you know what, women of all ages enjoy hooking up with random guys. And so long as you’re not in a committed relationship, or making out with Osama Bin Laden, it’s not hurting anyone! I’m so over the grief that female politicians have to deal with just because they’re women.

    I live in Australia and we have our first female Prime Minister in office at the moment. When she first took office, the only things the media were concerned about were that she was ‘living in sin’ with her partner and she had massive earlobes…

    • kinaz

      Alexi, everybody knows you can’t lead a country with any sort of skill if you have unsightly earlobes. Get with the program.