Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pink: The woman hates women

Nutty celebrity anti-Palin quote of the day:
"This woman hates women," the singer said. "She is not a feminist. She is not the woman that's going to come behind Hillary Clinton and do anything that Hillary Clinton would've been capable of ... I can't imagine overturning Roe vs. Wade. She's not of this time. The woman terrifies me."
Source here.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Man, for people who call themselves "feminists" they sure do have a hard time accepting a woman who doesn't fall into lockstep with their ideologies.

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pizzuti said...

I don't think this site has the credibility to actually discuss sexism. All of the names it shames are of Democrats - except for the token Conservative Dr. Laura, who is so far to the Right that she falls of the map. Where are all the Right-leaning men who discuss Palin's attractiveness or appearence as a reason for voting for her? What about all the pro-Palin bloggers posting photos of their candidate in a bikinni?

I'm assuming that this site makes some attempt at being non-partison, or to reach out to Moderate women and permit attacks on Palin that are based on the issues but call out arguments that are based on gender alone. But I see the site criticizing Democrats who oppose Palin's views on, say, Abortion, or her inexperience.

This site instead seems to be a Conservative attempt to co-opt liberal language and awareness for a Conservative cause. While any true feminist will laud the Right's sudden adoption of feminism (you know you won on a particular issue when your opponents are now using your arguments), I don't think anyone fails to recognize the partisanship of this website. Conservatives dind't give a lick about sexism against Hillary Clinton, and now that they suddenly do care about sexism, they are having a hard time figuring out what is sexist and what isn't.

I'll give you a clue: anything that affirms or degrades a person based on sex or gender alone is sexist. Calling Sarah Palin "hot" as a reason to vote for her is sexist and anti-woman, because it means that unattractive women do not deserve the same rights and priveleges as attractive women. This site is a good start, but hasn't gotten there yet.