Friday, January 15, 2010

Sarah Palin, Feminist?


Women don't come out and say they don't consider Palin a feminist because she's pro-life, because she made the brave choice to give birth to a baby with special challenges, or because she's religious. But we believe those things (perhaps along with her beauty, and the fact that she hunts, and she's managed to have both a successful career and a family) are what's eating them.

The idea that any woman can be a feminist is a lie.

The Sarah Palin bashing is proof.

Feminism is not about equality. Feminism is an ideology. Adopt the ideology, you're in the club. Reject the ideology, you're out of the club.

Sarah Palin does not believe in the ideology. She is the furthest thing from a feminist.

Why do right-leaning women adopt this label? Let the radicals have it. Marginalize them even more. I'm for it.

Why adopt the moniker of a movement that doesn't want you as a member?