Sexist heckling: Gun rights proponent Gayle Trotter attacked, mocked

http://twitter.com/#!/medeabenjamin/status/296672158430662657

As Twitchy reported this morning, attorney Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women’s Forum spoke at the senate gun-grabbing hearing. Speaking out and thinking for oneself? That doesn’t suit, according to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin and other “feminists,” including members of the media. Not surprising, coming from a woman who heads a group that thinks vagina costumes are empowering.

Any minute now @sandrafluke will tweet what a brave strong role model Gayle Trotter is to women everywhere..Oh wait she has kids, nevermind

— S.M (@redsteeze) January 30, 2013

Zing! For the women? Only if she is the “right kind” of woman, natch.

who the hell is this woman at Senate hearing who says she represents millions of women who want assault weapons??? craziness #guncontrol

— Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) January 30, 2013

OK, getting tired of Gayle Trotter’s sexist argument about how weak and angry and scared women are. #guncontrol

— Christina Wilkie(@christinawilkie) January 30, 2013

Oh, honey. As we reported, the audience laughed and scoffed at Trotter. That is “heckling,” right media? It continued on Twitter. Take a look at the heckling from your colleagues, if you want to talk sexist, Ms. Wilkie of The Huffington Post.

@samsteinhp Seems like you’re heckling her

— JWF (D) (@JammieWF) January 30, 2013

Bam RT @collegepolitico: I’m sure @buzzfeedben will be all over the heckling of Gayle Trotter at this hearing… right, Ben?

— S.M (@redsteeze) January 30, 2013

Gayle Trotter, speaker of all women, apparently: “Of course” women would follow laws if we banned high-capacity gun magazines.

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) January 30, 2013

Gayle Totter must have really been moved by Jodie Foster’s Panic Room

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) January 30, 2013

Gayle Trotter in sum: Moms need big scary assault weapons because, unlike you, Sen. Whitehouse, we are very small!

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) January 30, 2013

Whichever Senator invited Gayle Trotter to this hearing, the Daily Show producers have a fruit basket for you.

— George Zornick (@gzornick) January 30, 2013

Meet Gayle Trotter, the Palin-Esque Activist Telling the Senate That Ladies Need Firearms bit.ly/TXPIkl

— Jezebel (@Jezebel) January 30, 2013

@word_34 @jezebe your “scientific” diagnosis of Gayle Trotter as crazy wingnut? You don’t agree with her? Stopname calling.Say u disagree

— Suzie (@pinksliptv) January 30, 2013

Nope, name calling and hateful attacks are easier. New tone!

1 Smart woman makes compelling 2nd Amendment argument. 2 Smart woman trends to top of Twitter. 3 Destroy her. #LiberalViralPolitics #ABCNEWS

— S.M (@redsteeze) January 30, 2013

And the attacks predictably began.

I just lost brain cells without the benefit of alcohol by skimming the hysterically undereducated rantings of that Marcote lady.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2013

Ah, yes. The always inane Amanda Marcotte. She weighed in and her fellow travelers, of course, egged her on.

@amandamarcotteGayle Trotter doesn’t speak for the majority of women nor does she speak for anyone who thinks. She is one crazy person.

— Lucinda Brouwer (@BrouwerLucinda) January 30, 2013

The hate aimed at Trotter continued.

So Gayle Trotter seems like a cunt.

— George Leighton (@Jigsaw_george) January 30, 2013

Gayle Trotter is a crazy bitch!

— cjtown (@ladyc10) January 30, 2013

Stay classy! And, of course, out came more shrieks of crazy and stupid. Silly woman! How dare you think for yourself and seek to protect yourself? You must be cuckoo pants or a dummy. Know your place and make some liberal men a sammich!

Gayle Trotter just raised the bar for crazy women everywhere. #guncontrol

— Josh (@HFD091) January 30, 2013

Is Gayle Trotter auditioning to replace Sarah Palin as america’s queen of stupid? #NRA #guncontrol #tcot

— Psycho (@sociopsychopath) January 30, 2013

Hey @nbcsnl, we’re going to need a Gayle Trotter skit on Saturday. Anyone who out-crazy’s Wayne LaPierre deserves coverage.

— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 30, 2013

Gayle Trotter was she trained by the NRA on how to bring the crazy to Senate Hearings? #abitdaft

— Robin McClary (@celestemc) January 30, 2013

This Gayle Trotter woman is certifiably batshit crazy. She makes LaPierre look reasonable.

— Dustin Calliari (@dcalliari) January 30, 2013

Gayle Trotter is an idiot. She is as crazy asLaPierre!!#guncontrol

— Norma Valentini (@NormaValentini) January 30, 2013

Gayle Trotter is Michele-Bachmann-kind-of-crazy. #guncontrol

— Tami (@Redhead_Tam) January 30, 2013

Where did they find Gayle Trotter? She’s batshit crazy on the level of @michelebachmann #guncontrol

— Oreo (@OreoDCW) January 30, 2013

Who is Gayle Trotter, and why is she stupid? #guncontrol

— Carla Bond (@carlabond) January 30, 2013

Gayle Trotter’s kind of a twat. I’m a woman, and I’m not afraid without a fucking surface to air missile

— Libby Edgar (@libbyliblib) January 30, 2013

CNN contributor Dana Loesch injects some much-needed sanity and some lady smarts.

VIa FBI, 10% of the 2.1m cases where firearms are used in defense annually are women defending from abuse, rape, etc.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2013

But hey, women are dumb and can’t operate guns as well as men say feminists.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2013

Pick a narrative. Either women are weaklings who can’t operate guns therefore shouldn’t carry or they’re strong enough for combat.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2013

Bingo! Now that is coming a long way, baby.

Update: And here comes a sexist parody account.

Well this was inevitable: RT @notgayletrotter: Equal violence for all!

— Christina Wilkie(@christinawilkie) January 30, 2013

Inevitable? Because she totally had it coming, right?

I like the AR-15 because of its appearance. It goes great with casual and formal attire.

— Gayle Trotter (@NotGayleTrotter) January 30, 2013

The Twitter bio reads: “Guns, guns, and more guns turn me on… and large men.”

Related:

Lady smarts: IWF’s Gayle Trotter at senate hearing: Guns are the ‘great equalizer,’ ‘make women safer’

Fight like girls: Conservative women explain how gun ban zealots wage real war on women

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