I’ve written about Amanda Marcotte before. Well, sheeeeeee’s baaaaaaaack. There has been plenty written regarding her latest – and quite successful, I would add – effort to open a shoe store in her mouth. Not much to add there. But I did catch this from her apology:
“I didnâ€™t pick the offensive imagery in my book, but I should have caught it sooner than now. I didnâ€™t and thereâ€™s no excuse. It was my first book, I was excited and happy, but I needed to have a more critical eye.”
What author doesn’t go over every speck of ink on their first book with a critical eye? Does she not care? Is she so trusting of those towing the party line that she can be so easily duped? Was the book ghost written?
I call “bunk” and say she knew full well what she was doing, just as she did with the blunders at the Edwards blog. What she didn’t do was anticipate the reaction, as before, to her venom. She seems to think that everyone is as narrowly focused and myopic as she.
And then there’s this from Ms. Marcotte’s publisher, Seal Press:
“As an organization, we need to look seriously at the effects of white privilege. We will be looking for anti-racist trainings offered here in the Bay Area.”
Sensitivity trainings must be the equivalent to Catholic confession, or penitence of the self-flagellation variety, for followers of The Church of the Politically Correct.
I have to say, though, there’s a bit of Schadenfreude when multicultural, hyper diversity types get bit by their own pets.