I was going to merely post a comment in response to DogGone's outstanding article on Chicks with Guns. But, hey, I'm vain (albeit always correct) and I want to showcase my thoughts.
Here's the deal: one could easily produce a coffee table book featuring handsome, successful-looking men against a background of gorgeous scenery as they rhapsodize about the virtues of child molestation.
There's no question Ms McCrum is an extremely gifted artist. However, there's a strong element of cherry-picking at play. She's selected women who could appear as models for Chanel or The Gap or Elle. She isn't showing the norm-the rednecks living in trailer parks and flying the Confederate flag as they demand Obama's birth certificate. Convicted felon and psychopath G. Gordon Liddy made money off the same idea--that one could photograph women and guns and generate some cash.
Leni Riefenstahl was a gifted filmmaker and artist as well. From an aesthetic perspective, her movie, Triumph of the Will was a masterpiece.