Friday, March 9, 2012

Southern Poverty Law Center Hurts Advocacy by Treating Amanda Marcotte as a Victim

In Arthur Goldwag's article about hate excesses of the so-called men's rights movement, he paints Amanda Marcotte as a victim.  This is unfortunate, and detracts from whatever legitimacy Goldwag's piece might have had. The fact that Mr. Goldwag either doesn't know about, or overlooks, hateful, inflammatory statements Ms. Marcotte has made, calls into question either his research skills or his impartiality.

The following speak for themselves.

This is from Professor KC Johnson's Web site:

"Amanda Marcotte, appointed as chief blogger to John Edwards’ presidential campaign only days after penning the following “analysis” of the case:

"'I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and fucked her against her will—not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair.'"

"When criticized for the remarks, Marcotte deleted them from her website."


This is from ABC News' Web site:

". . . Marcotte's take on the Catholic Church's opposition to birth control:

"Q: What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit? A: You'd have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology."