2013 Olympia, WA -
Beginning in 1992 the National Organization for Women, and other feminist organizations, attacked Republican Senator Bob Packwood of Oregon after a Washington Post article published a lengthy expose on him in which 10 women accused him of sexual harassment. He finally resigned in 1995.
Meanwhile, despite clear evidence that President Bill Clinton's behavior was even worse, all the feminist organizations rallied around him, and viciously attacked the women who were most public in their accusations, in particular Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones. They also rallied around Lorena Bobbitt, and a snipping motion, accompanied by much laughter, was a frequent feminist salute at the time as they celebrated sexual violence...as long as it was committed by women against men.
Then of course there was the Tailhook scandal, in which feminists went berserk in their condemnations of the rowdy and ungentlemanly behavior of some Naval aviators at a party. Though little mention was made of the rowdy behavior of women at parties in the early 90s, newspaper and blog accounts treat the far more extreme behavior of women at parties these days as nothing worth fussing about, but hail the "slut walk" protesters (who are actually protesting against conservative women, since women and not men comprise the majority of people who indulge in "slut shaming," although the protesters claim just the opposite), who defend and celebrate such conduct...as long as its women who are doing it.
The point of this cover was to expose and highlight feminist hypocrisy. Though a few minutes ago I was informed by a person whose perspective is...more contemporary...that this is a political cover.
Rod Van Mechelen
Rod Van Mechelen is the author of What Everyone Should Know about Feminist Issues: The Male-Positive Perspective (the page now includes several articles by other authors), and the publisher of The Backlash! @ Backlash.com and Cowlitz Country News. He is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and served for 9-1/2 years on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council.