You know what's gone largely unnoticed in the commentary I've seen (mind you, I haven't sought out much) about Don Imus's "jokingly" calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos"? The fact that he has no problem calling women "hos." Everyone seems to be focusing on the racist overtones, which are undeniable. But hello! Imus's remarks were also sexist. Woman = ho is unacceptable to me.
I'd like more of the media coverage to mention that sexism. NOW recognizes Imus came off as both racist and sexist. I wonder if Al Sharpton has pointed out the sexism, and it's just that the articles I've seen have omitted that?
Edited to add this link (free!) to an NYT column that calls out Imus's sexism. Maureen Dowd has a much bigger soapbox than sportswriter Serena Roberts, but she was busy writing about Republican women and their turn-ons today.