The snark directed at the idea of Anna Wintour as ambassador to the UK seems to be 99% sexism. The bundler-to-embassy route isn't new.—
Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) December 04, 2012
Cripes! A vagina is a body part, not a pitiful excuse that insulates a woman from any and all criticism. Or it was. Call it The Susan Rice Effect: Now any criticism of a woman up for a White House appointment is ZOMG sexist!!11!1!
Now that Obama is reportedly considering Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for a sweet gig as U.S. ambassador to the U.K. or France, loyal Slate lapdog Matt Yglesias is wasting no time in attributing objections to hatred of women (and sexist “prejudice” against the fashion industry).
Here we go.If you don't want Anna Wintour being an Amb because she is AWFUL and a poor rep of our country, you're a sexist. Just so you know—
Kelly Marie (@flyoverangel) December 04, 2012
For liberals, Anna Wintour possibly being named an ambassador is "breaking barriers." Cue the sexist accusations.—
rikki (@RikkiWilliamsXO) December 04, 2012
Yep, it’s raging misogyny to point out that when you scratch Obama’s back, he’ll scratch yours right back!
I keep hearing that Obama might appoint Anna Wintour as ambassador to the U.K. (She raised 40M for him.) Finally: diplomacy!—
Kyle Stevens (@cinementalist) December 04, 2012
So Anna Wintour might become an ambassador after she donated money to the presidents campaign lol—
Matt McKeithan (@MattMcKeithan) December 04, 2012
But there’s another case of back scratching that ought to disqualify Wintour for any diplomatic role.
Kerry Picket of The Washington Times provides a timely reminder of Vogue’s puff piece on Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad.
The magazine ran the article as the Syrian government slaughtered its people and described (H/T The Atlantic) the Assad household as “wildy democratic.”
Vogue Senior editor Chris Knutsen explained away the Assad article to The Atlantic in February of 2011 saying, “For our readers it’s a way of opening a window into this world a little bit.”
This is how the left wins. They demonize. That's how the do it. Opposition to Susan Rice? Sexist and racist. Opposition to Wintour? Sexist.—
Harry (@Tark31) December 04, 2012