I could have listened to an hour on this topic! Greta talked with Cathy Young, Reason Magazine on why the fems hate Sarah Palin. (I've included a link at the bottom of this post to the transcript from last night's show.)
I don't think they quite hit on the real reasons the Fems hate Sarah Palin but they did bring up some interesting thoughts.
There was a point in my life when I was a bra-burning-babe (well, I never burned it, just didn't wear it ;-) and considered myself a feminist. I realized fairly quickly that I didn't need group-think and that I was perfectly capable of being a strong woman without getting nasty (not that I was ever nasty, either).
Yes, women aren't necessarily paid the same as men in similar jobs. Yes, we need changes in some areas, but I don't subscribe to a one-size-fits all description of how women "should" be.
If the Fems were truly "liberal" they'd have a bit bigger umbrella and be willing to allow women to be the way they want to be, rather than trying to smush us all into one mold. It really does boil down to some core values. They want abortion. Period. Why that makes a woman more a woman I'll never understand. Seems to me that a "real" woman with any brains would make sure she didn't get pregnant in the first place.
I love the individuality of women who make choices that suit their abilities, values and lifestyles.
Sarah Palin is a woman's woman ;-) Whether I agree with every stance of hers is a moot point. She is very obviously a happy person and that just seems to steam some of the libs who are angry, angry people.
I'm out of time to delve into this any further. It's a huge topic and one that typifies the divide between angry lefties and the normal folks who make up the majority of the country. Unfortunately, angry people with a cause make a lot of noise and get a lot of attention. The rest of us go about our daily lives and don't need a group of irritated women who are out of touch with the mainstream to give our lives meaning.
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," September 16, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: ...
But first: They hate her. Yes, some feminists hate Governor Sarah Palin. There's no question many women love the governor, but some very vocal women have become downright nasty attacking her. Here's an example. A female religion professor at the University of Chicago named Wendy Doniger recently wrote this about Governor Palin. "Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she's a woman." Yes, that's a quote from a religion professor. Now, you might disagree with her political positions, but why the hate?
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