The National Organization for Women, the premier organization for gender equality in the United States, is at odds with itself over the Whitman/Brown "whore" saga. While the national organization condemned the insult from the Brown campaign as "hate speech", the president of the California chapter seems to disagree and reasserted Thursday that Whitman is a "political whore."
California NOW President [Patty] Bellasalma told the TPM blog on Thursday that the description of the Republican candidate for governor of California is accurate.
"Meg Whitman could be described as 'a political whore.' Yes, that's an accurate statement," Bellasalma said after a TPM blogger called to ask her about a story that appeared on the Daily Caller website.
In response to the voicemail where Brown and a female aide are heard discussing calling Whitman a "whore", the national NOW group, which endorsed Brown's campaign a day after the scandal erupted, called his apology "overdue" and called on him to "fire any member of his staff who used this word or any hate speech against women." [continue reading]