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Erick Erickson refers to DNC as ‘Vagina Monologues,’ faux feminist outrage ensues


Erickson, RedState editor-in-chief, talk radio host, and CNN political contributor, came under fire for a tweet he sent out last night regarding the Democratic National Convention. His oh-so-horrifying crime? He compared the conference’s first night to a performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” Lefties are blowing it way out of proportion in a fit of faux feminist outrage. We know: Shocker! They are branding Erickson a misogynist and calling for his head. Egads! A conservative man said “vagina.” It’s only edgy and cool when liberals do it!

Shortly after sending the initial tweet, he issued an apology:

My apologies to those offended by my tweet. Wasn't my intention.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 5, 2012

But for most of those who were offended by what Erickson had said, the apology didn’t cut it. After all, Erickson didn’t break down into fits of sobbing and fall down at the feet of The Universal Sisterhood.

@thinkprogress @CNN @EWErickson Empty apologies…immaturity at its best/worst

— SusieD (@SusieMarDom) September 5, 2012


@EWErickson misogynistic jackhole. Oh but I apologize if I offended anyone with my tweet. Wasn't my intention.

— Trisha HNT (@trixieone2) September 5, 2012

Media Matters is quite tickled by the whole thing:

CNN's Erick Erickson apologizes for his "Vagina Monologues" tweet: http://t.co/JUwxzcnI #DNC2012

— Media Matters (@mmfa) September 5, 2012

As is Media Matters “research fellow” and professional whiner Oliver Willis:

cant imagine why the right has women voter problems. RT @EWErickson: First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 5, 2012

CNN is apparently receiving its fair share of calls to drop Erickson as a contributor:

@MsTerryMcMillan @Netroots_Nation @Oprah 32,000 (+me!) calling on @CNN to sever ties with @EWErickson – PETITION AT http://t.co/bJ0WqfU1

— ILoveLadybugs (@Sheri_Hill) September 5, 2012


Just got wind of this tweet. @CNN gotta fire him RT @EWErickson: First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.

— Burtis (@WordToMoses) September 5, 2012

Waiting for @CNN to suspend @EWErickson for his offensive & sexist remarks. Or will there be a double standard? See @rolandsmartin .

— KaNuri (@KaNuri) September 5, 2012


@Mizz_Undrstud thx 4 update. Erick Erickson must go. acting like a moronic 14 y/o is unacceptable for a CNN employee. @CNN @EWErickson

— ThisHeartsOnFire (@JustAnotherRich) September 5, 2012

.@buncombian here's to hoping that @ewerickson has finally crossed CNN's line…

— Edward Branley (@YatPundit) September 5, 2012

@CNNPR So far 32,000 want @CNN to fire sexist pig @EWErickson

— Steven Kellner (@skellner) September 5, 2012

@CNN I ask you to drop @EWErickson as a contributor or I'll drop watching CNN. His dismissive, obnoxious views of women belong in the past.

— emmyg_la (@emmyg_la) September 5, 2012

Ooo! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a super-celebrity telling CNN to fire Erickson!

What a dick-bag! Strong women leaders = "The Vagina Monologues?" Ridiculous & sexist. CNN: Fire Erick Erickson. http://t.co/a4pr9lLG

— Neko Case (@NekoCase) September 5, 2012

This is how you know you’ve hit the big time.

ThinkProgress can barely contain its excitement. When ThinkProgress writer Annie-Rose Strasser’s not busy denigrating the elderly and female Romney supporters, she’s doing cartwheels over the supposed 32,000-plus signatures on an anti-Erickson petition:

UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group, launched the petition calling on CNN to “Take him off the air right away” for his sexist line. “Seriously?” the petition reads, “He hears powerful, eloquent women talking about crucial issues and that’s his reaction?”

Among the “Vagina Monologues” that Erickson was referring to were speeches by Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius; Congressional candidate and double-amputee Iraq veteran Tammy Duckworth; and the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

Or — and we’re just going out on a limb here, mind you — he may have been referring to the fact that Democratic and leftist women have been calling attention to their vaginas nonstop for months. Remember National #SayVagina Day? Or how about just last week, when Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sandra Fluke engaged in some vaginal monologuing of their own at the RNC? They claim to be concerned about women’s rights, but time and time again, they reduce women to nothing more than the sum of their girly bits. Girly bits like, yes, vaginas. Giant, walking, talking, song-singing, sign-carrying, pink vaginas. But Erick Erickson is a sexist for drawing attention to them.

Got it.

In spite of the fact that genuine, unapologetic sexists like Jason Biggs are being given a free pass by many on the Left, people who proudly proclaim their solidarity with the women of the world, most liberals are wildly brandishing the misogyny card and calling for Erickson to be thrown to the wolves:

hail @EWErickson defender of torture and the rich, writer of misogyny kingmaker of fail, hater of half of all americans. we're gonna miss ya

— favored soul (@bladebarrier) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson Ohhh, you're a dirty Red. That's why you're a sexist a douchebag.

— SoundsInSilence (@SoundsInSilence) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson you cynical? Try sexist, snarky and bitter. Your tweet was totally uncalled for.

— Jim (@altadenadad) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson Wow, such hatred of women. Too bad your father did not feel the same.

— Jerry Stamps (@wedive2) September 5, 2012

Thanks to @EWErickson, we can now say what @AnnDRomney was saying to women of America "I love you VAGINAS" Cool, huh? #RNC

— ZsaZsa (@Blogsiren) September 5, 2012

wearing my vagina monologues shirt today 'cause @ewerickson is a doofus

— alex (@brunchpoems) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson referring to the speeches by women as vagina monologues is ironic, considering how much of pussy he himself is. #DNC2012 #ows

— Karim Walker (@shift_in2_turbo) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson Heard you called the #DNC "The Vagina Monologues". I guess your show is "The Douche Monologues"

— Emperor Andoe (@EmperorAndoe) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson A pygmy dick-head would make such an impotent comment about strong, intelligent and powerful women. Quick transfer to Fox overdu

— Janice Guider (@JFaye1) September 5, 2012

Are we really surprised that men like @EWErickson are employed by @cnn? Welcome to our misogynist society, America. The media is complicit

— Angry Black Women (@angryblackwomen) September 5, 2012

@MeraSB @thinkprogress @cnn @womensmediacntr Yes @ewerickson is nasty and pompous believes he is far superior to any and all women

— Judy Golden (@judehere) September 5, 2012


@tara_atrandom I think people like @EWErickson are the reason why most men are like that. #SexistDouches

— BSess (@TheSlySoul) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson Do you have even a modicum of decency? Have you never respected a woman in your life?

— Hedge Fund Babe (@hedgefundbabe) September 5, 2012

Erik Erickson @EWErickson Just another "tiny" Right Wing Dick tweeking bout Dems. Vaginas. Cuz he knows Dems need a Meal "NOT" a snack!

— Póg mo thóin (@DavidSlwGoliath) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson It's okay, clearly you back the #MakeMeASandwich ticket and you're entitled to your small-minded opinion. <3 #ObamaBiden2012

— Miss Anthropy (@MissAnthropy) September 5, 2012

@EWERICKSON Dickhead Diatribes….thats what you spew! Go work for FOX…THATS WHERE YOU BELONG! #CNN#DNC2012#OBAMA2012

— alison wonderland (@Alisonnj) September 5, 2012

Strong #women leaders = "The Vagina Monologues?" Ridiculous & sexist. @CNN: Fire Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) http://t.co/4qeaqX8x #fem2

— The Opinioness (@OpinionessWorld) September 5, 2012

How ashamed of his own lack of service is @EWErickson to denigrate fem. war amputee’s speech as a Vagina Monologue? #hack #chickenhawk

— anti socialworker (@antisocialwkr) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson to call our first lady, Ms Leedbetter and a hero like Tammy Duckworth vaginas is mean, angry and sexists. You should be ashamed

— Jim (@altadenadad) September 5, 2012

@ewerickson glad to know that I am just a vagina with a person attached to it

— Lindsay Porter (@LindsayPorter5) September 5, 2012

That’s what Code Pink will tell you, Lindsay.

Where was all the outrage when GOP women were attacked during the RNC? Where were the demands for “civility” when they had actual vile misogyny hurled at them? Some reminders, for the comprehension-challenged:

War on Women: ‘I want to murder Ann Romney’; Left hurls misogynist hate, death threats at multiple GOP women; Updated

Paging Chris Matthews: Left hurls sickening hate, Right makes Mia Love’s money bomb a huge success

Sick: Wikipedia entry calls Mia Love ‘dirty, worthless whore’ and ‘House Nigger’

Tolerant libs give Condoleezza Rice the ‘Mia Love’ treatment

Or before the convention.

New Tone alert: Libs attack Ann Romney as ‘cunt,’ ‘bitch,’ ‘whore’

Liberals to Ann Romney: Happy Birthday, bitch. Hope you die.

War on Women: Misogynist Lefties vilely attack Gov. Jan Brewer as ‘bitch,’ ‘ho,’ ‘cunt,’ and ‘hideous’

Left attacks Sarah Palin’s ‘slut’ daughters and ‘retard’ son after she tweets about SCOTUS ruling; Update: Death wishes

Stop whining, wing nuts! Governor Nikki Haley totally had a beating coming

That’s totally hunky-dory. Because conservative women aren’t “real women.” They don’t prance around in vagina costumes and all.

@EWErickson Twitter hates you and ball cancer From this voodoo curse I incanted upon your spawn for 100 years,is too good…Fucktard:)

— Matthew J Hearn (@Fireflysghost) September 5, 2012

Too bad this cunt couldn't be with us last night RT @EWErickson First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.

— Jenna Hall (@jenna_hall) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson The reason you hate women so much is you are so fucking ignorant and ugly, your right hand won't even fuck you, never mind women

— J C (@puunjab) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson Hi, I'm a ginger haired fat man with two first names who makes asshole statements to get attention. Want to fuck?

— Joey Kittens (@JoeyKittens) September 5, 2012


Naturally, notable self-proclaimed “women’s rights advocates” are piling on Erickson:

http://t.co/KYGdWef0 Wow, Erick Erickson finds women who aren't submissive super fucking scary. Christ, what a baby.

— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) September 5, 2012

Marcotte, if you’ll recall, gleefully slammed Ann Romney and other stay-at-home moms. The faux feminist also referred to Michelle Malkin as “brutish and stupid.” But remember, folks: it’s Erick Erickson who thinks women should walk in good little submissive lockstep.

And let’s not forget about noted feminist thinker David Shuster:

Anybody know if @EWErickson is still employed @cnn following his sexist/mysognistic tweet last night and non-apology apology? #DNC2012

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 5, 2012

For those of you who have lost count of his many heroic defenses of women, here are a few reminders:

Breaking: David Shuster is a tool

Lefty feminists on Twitter spinning for Hilary Rosen, attacking Ann Romney

‘Just a blogger’ Michelle Malkin vs. ‘real journalist’ David Shuster; Sexist Shuster scores less than zero

Reductio ad Vaginum: David Shuster hearts Obama’s latest attack ad

Conservatives stuck up for Erickson:

@thinkprogress 32,000 want what little truth there is 2 be removed from @CNN. @EWErickson

— WitCoHE (@E__Strobel) September 5, 2012

@thinkprogress Bullying @cnn to axe @ewerickson over that tweet is desperate hypocrisy. Outside your bubble, you're a sad caricature 👠

— Ed Shahzade (@Ed) September 5, 2012

Why are @markos & other liberals dumping on the Vagina monologues? http://t.co/6VWHhttS

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 5, 2012

If you've seen Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" like I have, you'd understand the context of @EWErickson's tweet.

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) September 5, 2012


@delrayser You must not be watching. Vagina monologues is an understatement.

— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 5, 2012

Democrats do this http://t.co/7aUbTfJD but if a conservative says the word http://t.co/gyKOis4R they act all shocked http://t.co/FBBm2Kru

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 5, 2012

@DavidShuster Hey mister reporter. Are you creating some outrage at Harpootlian comparing N.Haley to Eva Braun? Thought so. #Left #MSM

— Brent (@brento76) September 5, 2012

@DavidShuster Maybe if you throw a big baby fit about it?

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 5, 2012

@DavidShuster @EWErickson @CNN if David Shuster has a job than anyone can have one. If Erickson was a dem no one would care what he said.

— Michael Chamberlain (@Libsarescum) September 5, 2012


@DavidShuster @ewerickson @cnn ….what a joke, typical hypocritical liberal bull sh!T….he was speaking the truth…

— Scott Feinstein (@skifei) September 5, 2012

Wait, the people who dressed up as vaginas want @EWErickson fired for saying the word vagina? Grow up already. #TCOT #p2 #DNC2012

— Mark Impomeni (@MarkImpomeni) September 5, 2012

Glass house rules: if you're the party dancing around the DNC in vagina costumes, you don't get to be mad about @EWErickson's tweet.

— Brady Cremeens (@BradyCremeens) September 5, 2012

And fortunately, there are still a few liberals with their heads screwed on straight:

@JuddLegum @EWErickson I thought it was funny – and I have a vagina!

— Colleen (@YoursAlwys) September 5, 2012

Seriously, his Vagina Monologue comments are not even in the top 10 things @EWErickson has said. And none of those ten were fireable.

— Christopher Bowen (@superbus) September 5, 2012

I can't stand that guy but don't u think ppl r overreacting? RT @thinkprogress 32,000 people calling on @CNN to sever ties w/ @EWErickson

— Nicholas Soto (@nEkoSoto) September 5, 2012

Yes, @EWErickson is a complete jerk, but since when are we against freedom of speech? It was not hate-filled bigotry, or inciting mobs.

— Margaret Heilbrun (@Magsthebookie) September 5, 2012

@EWErickson You did not have to apoligize. You're joke tweet about the DNC was in context, I'm a progressive man who still believe in humor

— Humberto Guida (@humbertoguida) September 5, 2012

Sadly, common sense is in short supply on the Left. Let’s hope CNN exercises a bit of common sense of its own amid all of this absurdity and keeps Erickson around.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/05/erick-erickson-refers-to-dnc-as-vagina-monologues-faux-feminist-outrage-ensues/

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