If you were within a stone’s throw of the interwebs yesterday, odds are you read the piece Gawker ran by anonymous dude (of course, it looks like the race to uncover his identity has already been won) about his (almost) hook-up with Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.
It was a piece so grossly sexist and sexlessly gross, it forced many feminists, who hate every last thing about O’Donnell’s politics, to not only condemn the article and the decision to run it but also note that it made O’ Donnell seem like a rather sympathetic, relatable figure. Yes, that’s how much this piece backfired.
Twitter also had lots to say about this #gawkerfail. So if you somehow missed the drama yesterday, here’s a little roundup of Twitter reactions that should get you up to speed.
First of all, did someone say “link bait”?
So what else is new?
@amaditalks: Oh, Gawker posted some bullshit? It’s a day of the week ending in Y, right? (Why are people surprised?)
My god, this guy is a douche.
Oh, hell no, he’s talking about her unshaven…
@studentactivism: On the O’Donnell story: If pubic hair on a woman you’re fooling around with freaks you out, the sexually sheltered one in the bed ain’t her.
Double standards much?
Further proof that, just like love, slut-shaming is blind.
In the end, O’Donnell was right: she is us!
@elliottjustin: Today, we are all Christine O’Donnell