Being president, or even vice-president, requires much more than the usual amount of focus and dedication, and leaves officeholders much less time to devote to their families. If the Palins, especially Sarah, really want to support these pregnant children, they would put their own professional ambitions on hold until both babies were in school and the young mother and father were able to support themselves and their child. If Sarah respected the privacy of the daughter and the boyfriend, she would not have thrust herself—and them—into the spotlight at this particular difficult moment.
There’s no feminist ideology that mandates exploiting and neglecting your kids in order to get ahead. Nancy Pelosi, another mother of five, did it right, and Palin could too if she had an ounce of compassion or a grain of sense.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Another self-described feminist: Palin is exploiting, neglecting her kids
Becky O'Malley writes an editorial in the Berkeley Daily Planet that must be read fully to be believed. It blatantly accuses Sarah Palin of being a bad mother. One particularly egregious excerpt: