This is about a double standard in the mainstream media.
Female political figures are treated differently because of their differing political ideology. Females with similar Conservative right or right leaning ideology are not considered women in the war on women, they are targets.
Just compare the left's well publicized outrage against Rush Limbaugh (Sandra Fluke comments) with the left's not so well publicized outrage again Martin Bashir. Granted both statements were vile and over the top, but there is no comparison. No one on the left was calling for advertisers to boycott MSNBC or oust the Martin Bashir.
I do applaud Martin Bashir for his decision. He showed class in resigning.