Out of context outrage

Definition of WHORE

: a woman who engages in sexual acts for money : prostitute; also : a promiscuous or immoral woman
: a male who engages in sexual acts for money
: a venal or unscrupulous person

I’m glad Jerry Brown challenged Tom Brokaw’s ridiculous comparison. The N-word is exclusively an epithet, having no other meaning. But there are whores in the world, and they’re not all women. It’s not a synonym exclusive to slut. Does anyone really believe Brown (his wife, whomever) was implying that Meg Whitman is an easy lay?

Whitman’s manufactured indignation doesn’t speak well for her, but NOW comes off far worse.

NOW endorsed Brown after the “whore” tape came out, then chastised him, saying anyone who uses the word should be fired.
That is, everyone but the candidates they endorse. When hypocrisy and hypersensitivity collide, you get NOW.
” ‘Whore’ could mean a million things,” Marlene “Brandy” Baldwin, San Francisco’s last grand madam, told me a few days ago. “Like, if you’re married to your business and neglect your family, you’re a whore.”

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