In a campaign season where few if any of the players have seen any negative consequences for outlandish and disgusting statements, it is nice to see it happen--if just this once. A woman's shelter named Rosie's Place has uninvited Bernhard from a benefit appearance.
Many guests at Rosie's Place, a Boston shelter, have been victims of violence, public relations director Leemarie Mosca said.Ed Morrissey comments:
"In light of our mission, we don't think violence against women is a laughing matter," she said.
Mosca said the shelter expected to book a replacement before the Oct. 16 luncheon "Funny Women ... Serious Business."
"Right now, our main focus is our event and making sure the event is a success," Mosca said. "And for us, that means not including Sandra Bernhard at this time."
Often in this campaign, and really over the last ten years, we’ve often wondered where real feminists went after ugly eruptions like Bernhard’s. The idea that a supposed feminist would legitimize rape as a political weapon is so disgusting that a more naïve observer would expect a torrent of outrage from Bernhard’s fellow feminists in response. Instead, their silence stands as an indictment of them as feminists, and as human beings.My original comment on the matter stands. You shouldn't need my thoughts or links to other commentary to know that suggesting gang-rape for any reason is beyond the pale. But hats off to Rosie's Place for doing what's right, even while others gave silent approval by doing and saying nothing.