Amanda Marcotte ranks number 3 on Return of Kings post The 9 Ugliest Feminists in America, and is best known for blogging as well as for her writing on feminism and politics.
She drew criticism for her views on the Duke Lacrosse case, leading journalist Cathy Young to describe her as a leader of a "cyber-lynch mob," and that, "in Marcotte's eyes, the real crime of the independent feminists is helping preserve the idea that the presumption of innocence applies even in cases of rape and sexual assault." The post attracted so much negative commentary, including from The New York Times, that Marcotte ended up deleting it.
She also managed to get herself fired from the John Edwards campaign, after her comments on Catholic Church drew fire from both Bill Donahue and the Catholic League - they called her review of the film Children of Men "anti-Christian".
She also managed to get in trouble with her published books. In 2008, her book It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments came under fire for having a cover image perpetuating racist tropes. When the book was released, it again set off controversy in the feminist blogosphere for use of images that many saw as racist: the illustrations included stereotypical images of "savage" black Africans being beaten up by a white, blonde, superhero, described as "racist cartoons of 'natives' in a jungle setting." Marcotte was forced to issue an apology, and to agree that a second printing of It's a Jungle Out There would not contain illustrations.