Monday, September 15, 2008

Classless, Clueless Feminists 

The attacks on Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, have been ferocious and relentless. I'll ignore Charlie Gibson's condescending attitude; the unbelievably inept article in US Magazine; Team Obama sending of 30+ people to Alaska in a desperate attempt to uncover anything about a governor with an 80+% approval rating; and the ignorance of so many pundits who have not bothered examining Obama's questionable connections.

Instead, this post will focus on the incredibly narrow and one-sided view of "educated" feminists. These women would have praised Sarah's accomplishment to the skies IF she'd been a Democrat. However, she's a Republican, has five kids, is happily married, goes to a Christian church, and has succeeded where they could only dream of succeeding. Here goes:

1 - From Mary Mitchell in the Chicago Sun Times: "Palin makes me sick.....I hate that she was able to steal Barack Obama's mojo...Frankly Sarah Palin scares me.....etc." These comments along with Mary's use of selective data are the latest in the storm over Sarah Palin. If a conservative were to write like this about Obama, the conservative would be skewered by the mainstream press.

2 - Cintra Wilson, Here we have a feminist attacking Sarah Palin's real femininity. The language in this article is foul, foul, foul. It shows the author to be oblivious that many of us are not enamored with women who think like Wilson does or that her crass description of the world matters.

3 - Wendy Doniger (O'Flaherty), professor of History of Religions at the University of Chicago's Divinity School, writing here accuses Sarah Palin with these words: "Her (SP) greatest hypocrisy is her pretense that she is a woman.... because she has a womb and makes lots and lots of babies.... She has no sympathy for the problems of other women, particularly working class women." Oh, really? And Professor Doniger does? Sarah Palin is not a working class woman?Doniger goes on to slam Palin because Palin does not buy 100% into the mantra of mandmade global warming, and the rest of leftist opinions; that Palin forces her beliefs on others. Palin's record shows that not to be true. ButDoniger's university environment is overwehlmingly of one mindset when it comes to views of women, the environment, men, politics, etc. and it's not an open mindset.

4 - A final example is the comment made by Carol Fowler, chariman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. She said that Palin's "primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion." Excuse me - how crude can you get? It's obvious Fowler took heat for this statement because she issued a clarification of what she meant here. But she said it, it got quoted and Fowler back-pedaled.

These are just four of the numerous articles slamming Palin and her family. They omit any data that would counter their pre-disposed dislike of Sarah. The authors come across as angry people who cannot get over the fact that the Republicans picked a true leader for tomorrow.

Yet, none can deny that Sarah made her way on her own, she earned it. No one "gave her a break" because she is a mom, female, etc. She worked for her degree, married her high school sweetheart, worked on her husband's fishing boat, volunteered where her talents were needed. She obviously has a talent for leadership, decision making and juggling many jobs. But, hey, she's no feminist as defined by today's feminists because Sarah is tough, she's no victim and she doesn't blink.