The militant feminists, in fact, have long championed the right of women to lead full lives with all the perks and privileges enjoyed by men and the issue of parental responsibilities didn't factor into it. . . .until. . . .
A popular, attractive, intelligent, capable, and CONSERVATIVE woman got all uppity and presumed to vie for a piece of the pie.
You would think the leftwing feminists are now advocating that a woman must be childless and undergo sterlization before she will be allowed shoes and permission to leave the kitchen.
Um - this would be the moment to point out that this very thread features a prominent link to a website run by those militant, leftwing feminists, where they are defending
Sarah Palin against sexism.
And that the examples of sexist portrayals of Palin that have been shown in this thread - and those are the worst ones I've seen - hardly come from the militant lefist feminist camp, but rather from the "out to make a buck from it" camp.
I mean, I share your distaste at the sexist things said about Palin, thats why I started this thread. But I think that when it comes to fingering the guilty parties, you're going more on ideological dispositions than on ID-ing the actual perpetrators.
There was that woman, who was it, from the DNC, who said something really sexist. But otherwise the sexist stuff about Palin I've come across hasnt been from "leftist feminists," or politicians much for that matter. Instead, here's who I imagine would possibly want to buy those sexist anti-Palin t-shirts: I'd call 'em South Park Democrats. Young guys who have little truck with ideology, dont know much about policy details, but hate the Republicans and love to provoke.
Now I dunno - I might be wrong. And maybe my bar of what's sexist is different from yours -- like I said, I do think that the McCain campaign has also thrown the charge around in cases where it's just a way to duck critical questions, or smear critics who are too harsh. But I did see lots of real sexism too - especially on blogs and forums. Just the posters it came from did not seem to be "militant leftist feminists". That's not where it's coming from. It seems to be more the cockstrutting youngsters who support Obama, dont seem to have much of a clue about liberal history or ideology, but hate them some Republicans, and love to pick fights with their conservative counterparts.