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. maplestreet says:

    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.

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  2. thebewilderness says:

    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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