Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Feminists- Conservatives Need Not Apply
I was surprised to see how many people had an opinion of Palin after hearing only a few news stories. I wasn’t surprised that it was women that made the quickest most broadswept judgements, on the smallest bits of information.
Women are uber critical of other women. They’ll put up with flaws in men, they’ll make excuses for a man but when it comes to another woman- they’re brutal.
The women that you would think should be the least critical of Palin, and the most likely to try to think the best of their sister is the Feminist. Instead I have found the majority of the self-proclaimed feminists are acting like high school juniors that found out that their best friend’s boyfriend asked someone else to the prom. Catty & nasty- “she could never be Hillary” “who does she think she is” “she only got the job because she’s a woman” “McCain didn’t even talk to her for more than 15 minutes” “You think just because she’s a woman she’ll get my vote?” “She just had a baby shouldn’t she be home nursing” “Did she even think about how her 17 year old daughter would feel?” “Her family is going to suffer for her job” on and on and on.
Because Palin doesn't conform to their liberal ideas- she’s no feminist. She’s not a feminist because she thinks a baby with down syndrome have just as much a right to life as a baby with out disabilities. She’s not a feminist because she believes that marriage is a sacred entity between man and woman. She’s not a feminist because she knows the average American cannot afford a Hybrid car, and we need to drill until we find affordable renewable resources. She’s not a feminist because she doesn’t conform to the left wing political thought. She’s not a feminist because she’s a conservative.
I may read the Economist, talk politics and shove the idea of college and a career down the throat of every 14 year old girl I meet. I may work in male dominated industries. I may have pushed my co-worker to become the second female manager in a multi-billion dollar company. I may have a husband who does all the cooking and cleaning. But don’t you dare call me a feminist- I'm not that narrow minded.