Now, as I've blogged before, I have met Nicole via C.I. (the two of them are friends) and I thought Nicole was amazing and real and had a laugh that sneaks up on you. But long before that happened (I think I blogged about it last year, you can use the search feature if you're curious, I'm not), long before I met Nicole Kidman, I knew she was a feminist. It's not a secret, it's never been a secret. Her mother is a feminist as well and Nicole was raised to be very aware of sexism and equality.
On the issue of Salon, a few e-mails have asked why we're not promoting Rebecca Traister's new book? Why would we?
It's revisionary and it's dishonest.
She's smart to realize that Barack doesn't sell in publishing. So she's 'confessing' she supported Hillary. Those of us who supported Hillary during the primary have a pretty good idea who everyone is. I'm not a big fan of Riverdaughter's but if push came to shove -- or if she was being attacked -- I would lend her a hand. She is a feminist and she was there when it counted. We may not be close or on the same page, but most of us know of each other and Rebecca wasn't one of those women.
And her book's nothing but bulls**t. She repeates -- often via loose sourcing -- whispers against various people she doesn't care for. It's dishonest.
Dishonest describes the whole book.
The best thing I can say about it is that it will make people hungry for the truth (mainly because so little of it is in that book).
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"