Beating up on women has never been okay. It's somehow even less okay today than it ever has been... I guess the modern mass media really brings awareness to a problem. I would say social media is the biggest subsection of that mass media that highlights the ills of man such as misogyny.
And that brings to me Vero's voices and their tone deaf attack on women.
Vero's personal blogger, Jaime Abeytia, posts weird, half-cocked theories about Dori on his blog. He also links to those posts on his Facebook page. In the past his Facebook links to his blog didn't gather much attention. Recently it has become a cesspool of dudes essential calling Dori a stupid woman who is dumb because she's a woman (that was written that way to mimmic the way they make their points). It's been interesting and also disgusting to watch.
You might remember that Vero's crowd came out swinging their Jew hating bat at Dori. Bob Moore of the El Paso Times was more than happy to throw that "she's a Jew" line into every article he could. Just like when Republicans were throwing "Hussein" in between the "Barrack" and "Obama" for eight years. The intent to generate hate based on religious, or perceived religious, affiliation was obvious. Jaime followed suit and had his ass handed to him over and over again. Prominent locals of the Jewish faith started leaving Vero's side in droves and all of sudden all the antisemitic talk started to disappear. I should also note that those same local Jews gave a ton of money to Dori and Vero's campaign finally realized that they were raising money and support based on her surrogate's antisemitic remarks.
Every time Abeytia posts something to Facebook about Dori, the comments from dudes disparaging Dori's gender come pouring in. I had taken a little notice, but it was a female friend of Jaime's who pointed it out to me. This woman was a Vero supporter in the beginning, but has become disgusted with the way Vero's surrogates have been acting. This woman pointed out that in the beginning there were women who would comment on the posts by Jaime, but now it's just guys. She tells me the women probably stopped commenting against Dori once the men started the "stupid white bitch" brigading in the comments section. As she wrote to me "white, black or Latina we women stick together once the gender attacks get put out there." She told me it became obvious that the guys were just taking shots at women and the women didn't want any part of that game anymore.
A took a gander at the latest comment thread and sure enough, it's full of racism and misogyny. Nothing but guys saying really mean things about a woman. Dori's crime? Campaigning. She's campaigning no differently than Congressman O'Rourke or Senator Shapleigh did. However, she's lacking a penis so it's okay to call her names, I guess.
Maybe I misspoke there... her crime is two fold - campaigning and being a woman. she's campaigning as a woman which is apparently very intimidating for Vero's male supporters.
What Vero needs to do is make sure her mouthpieces aren't unifying women against her. Women are the demographic that wins elections.
If I was Dori, I'd be telling every crowd I get in front of that Vero has a gang of misogynistic bullies trying to hold women back and the only way to beat them is to vote for her.
And if I'm Norma... I'd get up with my band and sing "I will survive" at the top of my lungs. (If you get that reference you go way back).