Scary Sarah

But she's pro-life!

Run for your lives, she's pro-life!

As I have already confessed, I have one of those penis things, so I am no authority on feminism.  However, I was raised by a single-mother feminist (I learned to drive back in the 70’s in a car with a bumper sticker that said “A Woman’s Place Is In The House – And the Senate”) who has been the local chapter president of LWV, BPW and PWP so I picked up a few ideas on the subject.  This post at Partizane makes sense to me [Update: Quoted text was originally published at The New Agenda by Artemis March.] :

I began asking myself, what is going on with feminists as they rationalize lining up with their misogynist Party/candidate while engaging with this new rorschach named Sarah Palin? How is it that feminists—the Americans most caricatured, distorted, misunderstood, and demonized by the Right and by the Left—are themselves caricaturing, misrepresenting, and demonizing a woman whose policies and beliefs offend them? Is it too much to ask that they at least get their facts straight, and not push rumors and unexamined claims as if they were gospel? How is it that Hillary supporters who have aligned with the DNC’s selectee are exhibiting some of the behaviors they formally excoriated in Obama devotees (e.g., self-righteous judgmentalism, and the rejection, denial, or trivializing of information unfavorable to their guy)? Is it just too uncomfortable for them to bear the cognitive dissonance entailed by their second choice?

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Sarah Palin is a rorschach for the Left and for feminists. She has exposed the boundaries and implicit rules for inclusion in their clubs, thereby sparking a much needed dialogue about what feminism is and can be. She has thrown into relief the limitations of establishment feminist strategies, and blown open the door to alternative strategies. Sarah Palin arrived on the national scene at the moment when many Hillary supporters were recognizing an old political truth: If you can’t walk away from the table, you have no bargaining power. If you have no alternatives, you will get nothing but crumbs.

There’s more, so you might want to go read it for yourself.  If you don’t agree with it, don’t blame me, I’m just a guy with a penis.

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8 Responses to Scary Sarah

  1. sm77 says:

    LOL! You know those dangly things do come in handy from time to time.

    Thanks for the artcle – will read soon!

  2. vbonnaire says:

    yeah she is, that’s okay…
    most women’s concerns are about other women (pro-choice) having access to safe clinics–we are all pro-life, really– nobody is pro-death — I feel she needs to understand how other women are though, in urban areas — I don’t think she is worldly and so that is where the criticism comes from of her from the feminist camp…

    perhaps also the religion is tough for a lot of liberals — you know, we just don’t………..
    force our belief systems on people like others do– it was nice to hear you make a defense for her from a male POV. Nice.

  3. AniEm says:

    Thank you for the link to this. Both capitalism and communism are male constructs designed – surprise, surpise! – around money and who controls it.

    The biased treatment against Sarah Palin disgusts me and I no longer can identify with liberal-feminism if this is the new face of it. I recently e-mailed NOW to tell them to stop behaving like groupies for the corrupt DNC leadership.

  4. myiq2xu says:

    vbonnaire:

    There are principled reasons to be pro-life that don’t have anything to do with the patriarchy and oppressing women. My personal view is that anyone who opposes abortion shouldn’t ever have one but they should stay out of other people’s business.

    You don’t need to live in an urban area to be worldly though. They have all the deadly sins out in the boondocks too. As for religion, Obama pushes his far more than she pushes hers. The reason you hear more about hers is because the media and and the fauxgressive blogosphere keep talking about hers.

    My mom is a feminist, and she’s also a religious conservative.

  5. samanthasmom says:

    myiq, It’s obvious you were raised by one terrific mom. Stop apologizing for having a penis, though, or someone might think you don’t want it anymore. Women rather like them as long as they’re attached to great guys.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    Sam’s mom:

    I say that as a nod to some people who think men can’t talk about feminism.

    BTW – my step-mom is a “Samantha’s mom” too!

  7. makana44 says:

    And yet the women of the Left spread many of the same lies and misconceptions as the men. For instance, Alegre just this evening had this to say:

    “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… there’s no way a candidate can be a feminist if they actively work to destroy our right to choose.”

    Sarah Palin has chosen a personal life path in which abortion is an unacceptable option. And yet, never has she worked to see that option taken from another. Nor has she stated she would in the future. What she has said is that she would respect the law as it is. That puts the lie to Alegre’s claim.

    Likewise, Palin has said that she feels creationism should be taught in schools, but alongside evolution, not in its stead. Again, her personal choice, and in fact her liberalism in the truest sense, has been ignorantly, and frequently intentionally, distorted.

    Sarah Palin has achieved outcomes in a man’s man world that even in states known for their liberalism, would be well nigh unthinkable. She went from mayor of a small town to governor of a rough and tumble frontier state and beat back her own party’s corrupt and deeply entrenched leadership; plus bested the oil industry giants at their own game. Her personal choices may not be the epitome of a progressive feminist, but she is an exemplar of both liberal and conservative feminism, IMHO. I would trust her to do the right thing for the common man (and woman), before I would trust Joe Biden. And I wouldn’t trust Barack Obama to do the right thing for anyone, save his own shadowy bankrollers.

    Women could have the power in this country, if they would only stop giving it away to the men. Speaking as a man, I believe we would be a better country for it.

  8. samanthasmom says:

    Is your stepmom’s Samantha a big yeller dawg? ————————>

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