Cottle Call

The trolls over at Politico are hard at it. A piece byMichelle Cottle about FLOTUS and feminismhas lots of folks riled up. It claims that Michelle O (remember Jackie O?) is feminism’s worst nightmare because of the issues she’s chosen to emphasize. Lots of pundits have risen to the bait and denounced Ms. Cottle as a varmint, rustler, and all around pain in the ass. I’m not going to do that because Politico is a gossip sheet (that’s why Charlie Pierce calls it Tiger Beat on the Potomac) that is written by and for trolls.

I do, however, have one substantive comment. I was under the impression that feminism was about women having the right to make their own choices and not to have other people tell them what to do. Michelle O has chosen to focus on education, nutrition, and other rug rat related areas, which is her right. If that’s Michelle Cottle’s nightmare, so be it. I won’t be the one to use a verbal cottle prod on the Other Michelle because I know trolling when I see it, and I never feed trolls. Never.

That is all.

2 thoughts on “Cottle Call

  1. Michelle Obama impresses me as a rather formidable person. And I admit that with her background that I’m surprised that she hasn’t been active in the affairs of state.
    HOWEVER, like you said, it is her decision.
    Also, there is a political field of landmines that was sitting there waiting for her to take a more active role in the administration. The conservative radio circuit was primed and ready to go. I wonder if she and her husband just decided that it wasn’t worth the distraction.

  2. The unpaid labor of the FLOTUS fails to live up to the exacting standards the corporate media gossip sheet holds feminists to? I’m so shocked!

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