NOW Defends Christine O’Donnell After Gawker Attack

October 30th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
odonnelldelawareOct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Association of Women (NOW) has stood up against the attack by Gawker of the Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell. The organization has called the story run by Gawker a public sexual harassment and ha called for a stop to the ’sexist, misogynist’ attacks. With less than a week remaining before the midterm elections, the Gawker attack on the Republican senate hopeful has been a big blow to the public image of Christine O’Donnell.

The NOW has earlier endorsed the political views of Christine O’Donnell’s opponent Chris Coons but said that though it disagrees with the political views of the Republican, it does not approve of the public shaming of the politician or any other woman. The president of NOW, Terry O’Neill said in a statement that the NOW is against the story published by the Gawker magazine as it is a form of public sexual harassment. The statement also said that like all other forms of sexual harassment it not only targets Christine O’Donnell but also all women who are making their way into the public forum.

The Gawker story that has created a huge buzz on the web claims that Christine O’Donnell turned up at the residence of a young man from Philadelphia and had a one night stand. The man has written the account in first person and also given some vivid details of the sexual encounter. The news came as a shock to the public as Christine O’Donnell is known for her views on sexuality and her claims of chastity. The man, however, was concealed within a veil of anonymity.

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