Oh, isn't Bill Maher too clever, he didn't really call Sarah Palin a degrading sexist name, he was just speaking of it.
Palin defenders spent a day or two trying to get a condemnation out of the National Organization of Women, which finally put out this blog post just to shut them up:
"We're on to you, right-wingers ... You're trying to take up our time getting us to defend your friend Sarah Palin."NOW did slap Bill Maher's wrist, but not by name:
"Listen, supposedly progressive men (ok, and women, too): Cut the crap! Stop degrading women with whom you disagree and/or don't like by using female body terms or other gender-associated slurs. OK? Can you do that, please? If you think someone's an idiot or a danger to the country, feel free to say so, but try to keep their sex out of it. Sexist insults have an impact on all women.""Try to keep their sex out of it" is not how NOW usually rolls. After this year's Super Bowl, NOW encouraged women to take action against advertisers whose commercials it deemed sexist:
"You can write to any one of these advertisers and give them a piece of your mind. We recommend Pepsi or Teleflora."For an editorial cartoon that appeared on MSNBC.com and in newspapers around the U.S.:
"Email Brian Fairrington and tell him what you think about his cartoon."For a conservative blogger and sometime contributor to John King, USA on CNN:
"Tell CNN that Erick Erickson has got to go. NOW."For a Vodka ad:
"Write to Skyy and tell them what you think about this ad. You can also contact the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and urge them to investigate whether Skyy Vodka's latest campaign violates its "Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol Advertising and Marketing."For a sex scene on cable:
"Write to HBO and tell them what you think about this violent, misogynistic scene in True Blood."Actually, Bill Maher's show Real Time is on HBO. You could write to HBO and tell them what you think about the stupid syphilitic little prick they have telling misogynistic dumb twat jokes. You could cancel your HBO subscription. Or you could respond, as I have, Fast Times at Ridgemont High style.