The feminist reaction to the Republican nomination of Sarah Palin to the vice-presidency was very interesting. Some mocked her, some stayed silent, some defended her against sexism and some supported her candidacy. Then feminists were told they weren’t doing their job properly by op-ed writers, who thought all feminists should support Palin because she had a vagina (either that, or we were jealous because she is prettier than we are). They compared our support (less than optimal, but according to them, overwhelming) of Clinton to the support of Palin. Some people are still comparing the two. What they forget is that Clinton is one of us, a pro-choice feminist who has worked for women’s rights consistently for decades (and there’s also the issue that the launch codes in Clinton’s hands would be a damn better sight than the launch codes in Palin’s). Palin stopped calling herself a feminist after no longer finding it politically convenient. That feminists as a group supported Clinton more than non-feminist women shouldn’t be a huge surprise.
Posted by: hellonhairylegs | June 27, 2009
A Word on Clinton and Palin
Posted in Down with the Patriarchy