One man’s “Celebrity Fantasy” is a nightmare for the rest of us. News broke this week that in an upcoming issue of Hustler porn mag, a doctored photo shows conservative commentator and author S.E. Cupp, 33, appearing to give a man oral sex. The headline ignores the obvious and screams: “What Would S.E. Cupp Look Like With a Dick In Her Mouth?”
Hustler owner Larry Flynt won a famous First Amendment case back in the 1970’s and apparently thinks he can get away with anything. Legally, perhaps he can. Sadly, at this point the graphic, demeaning image is online. There aren’t enough dollars or penalties to get it out of cyberspace forever.
Text beneath the photo compliments Ms. Cupp’s beauty with this disclaimer:
“But, her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the method pictured here is Ms. Cupp’s suggestion for avoiding an unwanted pregnancy.”
So…all of this is really more political bashing of Left vs. Right? And since it’s a woman’s mind you abhor, you fight back by reducing her to a body. A body limited to giving you pleasure. Not right, Larry. Defending the act as “satire” is laughable.
Ms. Cupp has charged that no feminist organizations will come to her defense because of her conservative beliefs. As of this writing, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is still silent, but NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund have made public statements of support, and so has Sandra Fluke, the law student called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh. Gloria Steinem and the Women’s Media Center are pushing a petition to stand against Hustler’s misogyny.
Would this be a bigger story if a man had been so maligned? A photo of Mitt Romney with a penis in his mouth, for example?
As I signed the petition, I imagined how horrible it would be to wake up one morning to learn that my face was across the entire globe giving a blow job. Even Monica Lewinsky didn’t have to suffer that.