Remember Krystal Ball, the Democratic political candidate from the 1st District? In 2009, a couple of local male bloggers had quite the time at her expense. It seems that some rat bastard had released a few pictures of her and her first husband at a private party. The pictures involved what the older generation would probably describe as silliness punctuated with a little naughtiness. It was all in good fun but definitely not something you want to surface during a political campaign.
The male bloggers had all sorts of nasty comments to make, posted everything, knuckled dragged in typical caveman style and were generally speaking, obnoxious male Chauvanist pigs. There was no thought given to the fact that Ms Ball was someone’s wife, mother, daughter, sister. Something mildly naughty was turned into “something dirty” and dealt with about like a 12 year old boy might deal with it. To Krystal’s credit, she addressed the issue, said she wished those pictures were not released, apologised to her ex-husband who she said did not deserve the exposure, and looked the media and audience in the eye, and said, in essence, that she was not going to allow herself to be treated like a whore over something this silly.