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!

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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