Our dear taggles had a post at The Confluence today about the Ms. Magazine and Naomi Wolf vs. The New Agenda piece on CNN. The New Agenda is the ever so slightly less crazy public face of the PUMA movement, and in fact when The New Agenda stopped short of calling for the public execution of Jon Favreau earlier this year, it caused a bit of a rift in the crazysphere.
So CNN did a brief story on the Ms. Magazine cover, and Naomi Wolf
basically literally laughed aside the prowling PUMAs and explained how they’re wrong. Not just wrong, but naive and behind the feminist times. Wolf has been in the trenches for decades, so I imagine she doesn’t take kindly to people who just found out the ERA was never passed lecturing her on true feminism.
Anyway, I could carefully explain how the PUMAs are wrong, and how they minimize actual inequalities and feminist grievances with their wailing, but that would take time and energy on my part. Or I could point and laugh at how taggles wants some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for PUMA because, well, because they can marshall their troops to send literally
tens of thousands 250 emails to targets of their wrath.
But I won’t do either of those, because I’m lazy, and because an even funnier thing happened on the way to The Confluence. You see, Riverdaughter wrote the first anti-Naomi Wolf post at the Confluence, proclaiming Wolf high on “hopium.” She misspelled Wolf’s name with two “f”s, but hey, only once, it’s a typo.
That’s when the fun begins. Taggles must not have realized that it was a typo, and misspelled it the same way in her later post. That was all it took to cram it forever into the tiny brains of the
sheep PUMAs over there. Check out this partial list of PUMAs that then spelled Naomi Wolf’s name as “Wolff.”
- myiq2xu (Riverdaughter’s impaired brother, who also noted that “Naomi” backwards is “I moan.” Feminism!)
In fact, as far as I can tell, not a single PUMA noticed or spelled it correctly. There are surely more, and I leave them as an exercise to the reader.
You would think that all those lifelong feminists in PUMAville might have heard of Naomi Wolf before. Or, maybe they confused her with Virginia Woolf, and thought two “f”s instead of two “o”s. Or they’re just really stupid.