Christine O’Donnell

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Credit to the National Organization for Women for condemning the disgraceful anonymous web slam of Christine O’Donnell. In a statement, the liberal women’s group said: 

 

Sexist, misogynist attacks against women have no place in the electoral process, regardless of a particular candidate’s political ideology.

Today the tabloid website Gawker published an anonymous piece titled “I Had A One-Night Stand With Christine O’Donnell” that takes the routine sexual degradation of women candidates to a disgusting new low. NOW repudiates Gawker’s decision to run this piece. It operates as public sexual harassment. And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O’Donnell, but all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere.

Cynically, I wonder if they would have issued the statement if Chris Coons weren’t so ahead in the polls. Forgive me.