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If You Can’t Take the Heat, Get Out of the Slutbag

July 31, 2013, 12:20 pm

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Naughty vacation roasting sticks (made in Minnesota!) for your favorite New York mayoral candidate: available on Amazon.

Here at Radical Summer Camp we are too busy reading, resting and eating to pay much attention to blogging. Nevertheless, when checking Twitter last night (yes, we do get cell service in the North Woods), the word “slutbag” kept appearing (HT Jason Cherkis) and it got our Internet juices flowing.

Further investigations revealed the latest news out of the crumbling Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign: a top Weiner aide loses her feminism card by referring to an intern leaker as a “fucking slutbag” and a c*nt; and the aforementioned intern leaker reveals that the Creepy Candidate in Chief called all female interns “Monica,” suggesting that he has really been obsessed with The Big Dog all along. Finally, in The New York Times Susan Jacoby wants to know why everyone is focused on Weiner’s nasty Internet behavior and no one wants to talk about the fact that “hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women apparently derive gratification from exchanging sexual talk and pictures with strangers.”

Good point, Susan. Maybe they never found the right MOOC?
Only in New York would a female politico, who is drowning in an out of control campaign, slut-shame an intern, right? You gotta love it. None of this would have happened in Minneapolis. I have never heard the term slutbag (either because I am too old or too homosexual or both), but it appears that it is the female equivalent of “douchebag.” Urban Dictionary defines it for you here, proving that, when it comes down to it, the only real insults for both genders reference femaleness. As if we did not know this already.

Time for some of the nicer news that is crossing our various screens today:

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