Yup, Valenti sure is dumb

So, why do people get obituaries? Because they’re famous, right?

Adele Carolyn Morales (June 12, 1925 – November 22, 2015) was an American painter and memoirist; she is best known as the second wife of American author-playwright Norman Mailer.

Morales was born in New York City, to a Spanish mother and Native Peruvian father.[1][2] She grew up in Bensonhurst but moved to Manhattan, where she studied painting with Hans Hofmann and took up a Bohemian lifestyle, being involved for several years with Edwin Fancher (who together with Mailer and Dan Wolf founded The Village Voice) and briefly with Jack Kerouac.[citation needed]

Mailer’s biographer Mary Dearborn says of those days:

Adele thrived in the city. She frequented the Village bars, especially those, like the San Remo and the Cedar Tavern, favored by artists and writers, and she dressed in fantastic, gypsylike outfits. By all accounts, she had extraordinary physical presence. With striking dark good looks and a beautiful body, she seemed to exude sexuality. (It was widely known that her lingerie was ordered from Frederick’s of Hollywood.)

Literary and or artistic groupie known for her sexuality then. And Valenti complains:

If you’re a woman who has spent her life navigating sexism at home, at work and out in the world for most of your life, perhaps you are looking forward to the sweet respite afforded to us in death – silence from a world of misogynists and mansplainers. But guess again, my friends, because there is no rest for sexism – even when we’re long gone.

This week, the New York Times ran an obituary of Adele Morales – an artist and actor who also happened to once be married to novelist Norman Mailer. Morales, who died at 90 years old and is survived by two daughters and two granddaughters, was remembered in the first line of the newspaper’s obituary as a woman “who made headlines in 1960 when [Mailer] stabbed and seriously wounded her at a drunken party”. As if to make clear that Morales’ most important life achievement was being violently assaulted by a famous man, the paper’s front-page headline for the obit was “Wife Mailer Stabbed Dies at 90”.

It’s not the first time the newspaper has run a questionable obituary about a woman.

Honeybuns, the only reason she got an obituary at all is because she was married to Mailer.

13 thoughts on “Yup, Valenti sure is dumb”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It is no surprise that Morales ended up in a rent controlled apartment, but it is odd that she ended up in poverty. Where did all of Norman’s money go? Coke and hookers?

    Anyway, Ms Valenti is jealous. Morales was remember for just one thing – being Mailer’s punching bag. Valenti won’t be remembered even for that.

  2. “In 2013, the New York Times came under fire for opening an obituary for a rocket scientist with an ode to her domestic life and cooking: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. ‘The world’s best mom,’ her son Matthew said.”

    How dare the misogynist little bastard choose to remember her that way…

  3. Valenti ends “Fighting against sexism is hard…”

    Really, love? North Sea trawling is hard. Mining is hard.

    Churning this stuff out? Not so much…

  4. Constant amongst femmi-trash Valenti is real scum. Arrogant beyond even scientific notation and so far up her own cunt she needs a satellite relay to send her tripe to in to the Guardian.

    Again, long past time that comic was out of business.

  5. A useful test of Valenti’s theory. would be if Melissa Gates, subject of a post yesterday, were to die. What would the obituaries say?

  6. Given what a complete and utter shit Norman Mailer was – to everyone, but especially women – you have to wonder why Jessica Valenti would consider the memory of Carolyn Morales worth defending in any way, shape or form.

    Jessica, dearest, Carolyn Morales’ legacy is as an misogynist’s enabler. You stupid, stupid woman.

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    Dennis the Peasant – “Given what a complete and utter shit Norman Mailer was – to everyone, but especially women – you have to wonder why Jessica Valenti would consider the memory of Carolyn Morales worth defending in any way, shape or form. ”

    Look at what women do, not what they say. The Guardian has the hots for Islamic terrorists as well. That is why they keep running nice articles about them.

    Draw your own conclusion about what Ms Valenti really likes

  8. Bloke in Costa Rica

    The Quick and the Dead was good, if over-long. The rest of Mailer’s output was bilge to one degree or another. He was still a very much more substantial figure than Jessica Valenti.

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke in Costa Rica – “The Quick and the Dead was good, if over-long. The rest of Mailer’s output was bilge to one degree or another. He was still a very much more substantial figure than Jessica Valenti.”

    Don’t you mean The Naked and the Dead? The QatD being a novel by Ellery Queen?

    Depends on what you mean by good. If you mean it was a screed of hatred against WASP America, written well, but ultimately hate-filled and ideologically stupid, then yes. It does, after all, argue the real Fascists are not the Japanese but the Republican Party. And that pretty much all Whites of English origins are retarded anti-semites.

  10. Look at what women do, not what they say.

    Draw your own conclusion about what Ms Valenti really likes

    Chateau Heartiste has had several posts up on this. Several of them cover the fact that men on death row tend to have legions of adoring, eligible women fawning all over them. Apparently wife-killer Scott Peterson had a mountain of fan-mail waiting for him before he’d even arrived in prison. And CH also had a post up about Rhianna going back to Chris Brown after he beat the shit out of her, which sent feminists into a meltdown.

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