Credit where due

It's so rare to see a news article that actually points out the offensiveness of sexist language that I wanted to bring attention to this one, especially in light of the latest installment of Melissa McEwan's sexism watch, wherein the NY Times described a potential Clinton-Palin showdown as a "cat-fight." Notice how this AP reporter discussed the same quote from Clinton spokesperson Howard Wolfson.

Now commenting from the sidelines, Wolfson said each day the Democrats focus on Palin is a day they are not driving home the message that McCain just represents four more years of President Bush.

He warned against giving in to "an obsession in our popular culture with the 'cat fight,' an offensive term that describes the spectacle of two well-known women fighting with one another."
Emphasis mine. I don't think I've ever seen anything of the type before, but I'd like to see it a bit more often.

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