What the fuck is Josh Marshall's castration obsession? First it was about Clinton "gelding" her chief strategist, and, now, in an otherwise spot-on post about Charlie Gibson's inevitably mollycoddling interview with Sarah Palin, he says:
For a political journalist to agree to such terms amounts to a form of self-gelding.
Which is not only creepy imagery to be stuck in the middle of a political post, but also effectively suggests that "political journalists" are all male, given that a prerequisite for gelding, self- or otherwise, is having testicles.

And, yeah, I know it's a metaphor—but aren't most vaguely sentient progressives meant to understand that using male-specific metaphors to describe entire occupations, particularly those in which women are underrepresented, isn't fucking cool?

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