Weiner Watch 2011: a Feministing headline contest

pic of Rep Anthony Weiner smiling

Announcing Weiner Watch 2011, the Feministing #Weinergate headline contest!

For those of you that are unfamiliar with #Weinergate, it can be summed up thusly: Anthony Weiner is a Democratic congressman from New York who until now was a Mayoral hopeful and generally likable guy. Earlier this week, a “crotch pic” was sent from his Twitter account to one of his followers, a college student who lives in Seattle. Then, when everyone found out and got upset about it, he said his Twitter account was “hacked” and that he didn’t send the picture, but that he couldn’t say “with certitude” that it wasn’t him in the picture. Then he said he didn’t want to talk about it anymore. This article has some more background for the curiosity inclined.

As you can imagine, the combination of confusion and dickpics and funny last names that populate this story has made the media’s brain ‘xplode. Which brings us to our contest.

Here’s how it will work. In comments, point out all the ridiculous headlines you see about #Weinergate and where you see them. Or make up your own.

We’ll pick our three favorites and feature them- and you- in a post next week. The winners will receive their very own Feministing titpic mug!

A few examples from the crew to get you going:
“Weiner’s Junk Defense”
“Weiner’s Weiner In A Pickle”
“Breitbart bratwurst vs Weiner-Schnitzel” (Original: Samhita)
“Pantsing with the Stars” (Original: Chloe)

Good luck!

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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