Jezebelism (Lizz Winstead, Huffington Post):
I don’t know if they came to the show drunk, or just ended up drunk by the time they hit the stage, but what I do know is that the discussion that ensued was deeply disturbing to me for a few reasons:
1. Because they had no regard for the people who came that night and paid money to hear them speak.
2. They do not understand the influence they have over the women who read them, nor do they accept any responsibility as role models for young women who are coming of age searching for lifestyles to emulate.
Thoughts About Thinking & Drinking (Anna, Jezebel.com):
These three women had the chance to have a fun, spirited discussion â€” or a serious talk; it remains unclear what the event was “supposed” to be â€” about issues like pop culture, politics, lifestyle choices, what it means to be a woman and/or a feminist, and the intersection of personal and professional responsibility. That chance was squandered. Some blame the format, or the participants, or generational differences, or alcohol, or the provocative subject matter, or unrealistic expectations, inarticulateness and lack of preparedness. I believe that everyone, however, can agree that the whole thing was a fucking shame.
Jezebel Writers Too Smart To Be Raped (College Candy)
We have no problem with the choices these women make in their personal lives, but we do have a problem with the fact that they take an issue like rape and make light of it. Pass it off like itâ€™s funny, impossible, fictional and that they are too smart to let it happen to them…
Though we may not want to be role models, blogging comes with that responsibility. We would be jobless if it werenâ€™t for the people who read and emulate us, so it is disgusting for these two ladies of Jezebel to ignore their responsibilities and make light of such a serious situation. . .
It may have been the wine talking, but what they said is embarrassing and just plain wrong. Women today are very lucky to live in a society that allows us the freedom to choose our lifestyle; we cannot take it for granted.