Huh? Cosmo editor hates ‘sexist’ CRNC ad, but this is OK? [video, screenshots]

http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewHClark/status/517726070242832384

So, Cosmopolitan totes agrees with criticism of the CRNC’s “Say Yes to the Vote” ad campaign as totally “stupid,” “sexist,” “patronizing,” and “demeaning” and stuff:

This is hands down the most condescending political ad you will ever see: http://t.co/tOCeycRzmj pic.twitter.com/Gi8948e9tr

— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) October 1, 2014

But this gets Cosmo’s stamp of approval:

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How does that work, exactly?

@CRNC#CosmoVotes thinks "makeup tutorial" ad is hilarious but "dress shopping" ad is condescending?? #BiasedMedia pic.twitter.com/ocMno81XnM

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

#CosmoVotes please tell me why a "Makeup Tutorial" ad is HILARIOUS, but a "Dress Shopping" ad is CONDESCENDING ?!? pic.twitter.com/XLcIX2NYcs

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

.@JillFilipovic – Hilarious vs. Condescending, seriously Jill? What is the difference here? @Cosmopolitan #CosmoVotes pic.twitter.com/CYMmk0ie5W

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

Let’s give Cosmo’s senior political writer Jill Filipovic a chance to explain:

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan Well, the difference is that one is hilarious and one is condescending.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

Oh, snap. She sure showed us!

@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan …and why exactly is that? BOTH seem to be playing off of a "girly" activity while talking politics.

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

Please, Jill. Do go on!

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan Have you watched the make-up tutorial? And the CRNC video? They are very, very different.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan One is a really dumb, bad parroting of a TLC show. The other is a satirical take on makeup tutorials.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan If you really cannot see how they are different, I don't really know what you tell you, but good luck in life.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan Would you mind providing a little more context for your argument? You are just reiterating your headline.

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan: "they're different because I say they're different"…?

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan One of them you're laughing along with because it's meant to be funny. The other you're laughing at.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan I think both are funny. Both are satirical takes on a Television show or a YouTube video. No difference.

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan I think it's a stretch to consider the CRNC "satire." But congrats on thinking it was good! You're the only one

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic Yes—because you hate conservative women and love liberal women. That's the difference. @MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan

— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) October 2, 2014

@lyndseyfifield @MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan Mmmmm no. The difference is one is actually humorous. The other is only mockable.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

.@JillFilipovic @MollieRiester Both are engaging parodies, both are funny. Difference is that your side enforces the #DoubleStandard

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 2, 2014

@AndrewHClark @MollieRiester You know that video is being mocked ALL OVER the internet, right? "It's bad" is not just my subjective opinion.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan Can you explain what exactly the CRNC video is "satirizing"?

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan Oh, I can do that as soon as you give me an answer better than "they're very, very different".

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan I've given you several answers & I'm not sure why you feel a need to DEMAND ANSWERS!!!! on twitter. It's weird.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

Don’t see where Cosmo, which peddles in “LOVE” “CELEBS” “STYLE”, finds audacity to declare @CRNC ad condescending to women. @JillFilipovic

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 2, 2014

@AndrewHClark We find the audacity because we write about women — a group you clearly have an issue with. But that's your problem, not mine

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

Cosmo writes about women via similar topics @CRNC ad is focused on. So are you both sexist? Or just them? @JillFilipovic

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 2, 2014

@AndrewHClark @CRNC Haha ok I can't, I'm sorry, this is so ridiculous. Also: This is why you have issues with female voters.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan What "fact" is being checked?

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan That you state they are "very, very different". They are not & you have not been able to prove that they are.

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan Dude. They are two different videos featuring different people & different topics. Hence: "They're different."

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan Why not just feature both video and ask – "what do you think?"

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester Because we don't feature random campaign videos and ask "what do you think?" We featured that one bc it was newsworthy.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester And it was newsworthy because it was so shockingly, hilariously terrible. A thing lots of media outlets concluded.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@JillFilipovic I would hope @Cosmopolitan would produce more original content than just what "lots of media outlets concluded" #FreeThinking

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

By @JillFilipovic’s logic, no woman would ever click on this because its incredibly offensive to women @Cosmopolitan pic.twitter.com/cfIIONhy97

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 2, 2014

@AndrewHClark Can't figure out whether you're being intentionally obtuse or just don't understand what "condescending" and "logic" mean.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

But enough about you, Jill.

@AndrewHClark Anyway, as fun as this has been, I need to do actual work and not fight with weird rando bros on Twitter. Goodbye!

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

@MollieRiester @Cosmopolitan Wow good argument. Ok it's been fun, I hope you find a new hobbyhorse soon!

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 2, 2014

.@JillFilipovic @Cosmopolitan Wait a minute! Isn't #CosmoVotes about getting women involved in politics & I'm to find a new "hobbyhorse"?!

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

.@JillFilipovic blocked me from retweeting her, but wanted to make sure you all saw this #CosmoVotes @Cosmopolitan pic.twitter.com/Zoc94zzxFg

— Mollie R. Young (@MollieRiester) October 2, 2014

Cosmo wants women in politics. Just not conservatives. Or @NRCC’s @MollieRiester. #CosmoVotes pic.twitter.com/XZvsN6QFtw

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 2, 2014

Filipovic may have flown the coop — in an über-classy, feminist way, of course — but we’re not quite finished yet:

Just calling out the insane double standard that your side employs. Cosmo is quite guilty. @JillFilipovic

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 2, 2014

Extremely so. As evidenced by these gems, which can be found at cosmopolitan.com:

What is this? @JillFilipovic @CRNC @Cosmopolitan pic.twitter.com/kHEaaZZEeT

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 2, 2014

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How empowering!

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