Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rich in irony and hyperbole

Amanda Marcotte, the uber leftist most famous for making crude sexual references in regards to the Catholic Church's stance on birth control, said something dumb this week. OK, that's not exactly newsworthy. However, her indignation over a high school kid making an innocent (if not awkward) overture to Miss America was rich with irony. I'll come back to that

But first, Ms. Marcotte's reaction to the incident in question:

This is in response to 18-year old Pennsylvania high school student Patrick Farves asking reigning Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom.

Because there have been noteworthy instances of celebs accepting invites to prom (e.g. Chely Wright, Mila Kunis, Michelle Beadle, etc.), it may have served to embolden other high school students like young Patrick. But that hardly makes it "sexual harassment." After all, most incidents of that nature occur when the person doing the harassing is in a position of authority or power over someone subject to the harassment. Definitely not the case here.

When several people on Twitter pointed out that Ms. Marcotte was being a bit hyperbolic, she doubled downed on her idiocy.

Does Marcotte honestly believe that Mr. Farves was requesting to have sex with Ms. Davuluri?!?! Seriously?!?! Well, Ms. Davuluri certainly didn't feel that way, going so far as to say she was "flattered" by Farves's gesture as well as asking school administrators to "reconsider" their decision to suspend the young man.

Now the ironic part of Ms. Marcotte shrieking "ZOMG! SEXUAL HARASSMENT?" Her swooning over the sexual harasser-in chief.



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