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NYT reporter: Leave Spitzer’s girlfriend alone

FILE -- Former New York State Governor and current Democratic candidate for New York City Controller Eliot Spitzer arrives to cast his vote in the Democratic primary election on Manhattan FILE -- Former New York State Governor and current Democratic candidate for New York City Controller Eliot Spitzer arrives to cast his vote in the Democratic primary election on Manhattan's upper east side in New York, Sept. 10, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)  

In an unusual act of chivalry, male Washington reporters, strategists and high-level political aides are coming to the defense of Lis Smith, the newly outed girlfriend of Eliot Spitzer, of Mayflower Hotel fame. They are particularly irate over a New York Post column today that has sites like Gothamist accusing the writer of “slut shaming.” In her column, Andrea Peyser takes Smith to task for having a “fetish” for balding men and black knee socks. If those weren’t amusing enough “fetishes” the author refers to Smith as a “cookie” and “a bimbo” for dating the technically still married Spitzer. Ouch!

Alexis Grenell, a media strategist, also defends Smith. She writes in the New York Daily News that Smith is being demonized for having a brain and wanting sex: “In reality, Smith is just another casualty of the persistent cultural sexism that slut-shames women for having a sex life and being smart, too.”

The question remains, can she sleep with a balding, black knee sock-wearing Spitzer and still have a brain? (Yes, I’m joking a little.)

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