el drama de Weiner
When sexts by Anthony Weiner popped up AGAIN we were all like,
Because it felt a little, well, familiar.
And also, the dude looks like this.
But now people have turned their attention to his wife, Huma Abedin.
Because we used to think of her as this.
Crossed with this.
And she was in magazine features conjuring up feelings of sympathy similar to those created by this.
Except, now the media doesn’t feel that way anymore. First, the NYPost was all “Huma is crazy.”
And The New York Times interviewed a bunch of women on the street, including Gloria Steinem, who can’t understand why Huma is with this dude.
And NYMag was all “she just can’t stop herself from loving a narcissist.”
And Dave Weigel at Slate is all “what good has Huma done for us lately?”
And CNN, The Washington Times and The Washington Post were all “Huma is power hungry and trying to pull a Hillary here.”
So Huma’s narrative went from that of victim.
To that of a possibly Lady MacBeth strategist who has set women back, uh, a few eras.