Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Feminist Cat Fighting

Hysterical denunciations of Palin as an Anti-feminist and smears against her family continue to pour out of the media. Today's winner of the Palin Derangement Syndrome daily column contest actually hails from Canada:

A Mighty Wind blows through Republican convention
By Heather Mallick

Here are some juicy tidbits.

She added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn't already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies America's name inside and outside its borders yet has such a curious appeal for the right.

Wow... how... um... enlightened.

It's possible that Republican men, sexual inadequates that they are, really believe that women will vote for a woman just because she's a woman. They're unfamiliar with our true natures. Do they think vaginas call out to each other in the jungle night? I mean, I know men have their secret meetings at which they pledge to do manly things, like being irresponsible with their semen and postponing household repairs with glue and used matches. Guys will be guys, obviously.

My vagina is recoiling in horror at the thought that women like this claim to speak for all women. As far as Republican men being sexual inadequates... don't knock it 'til you've tried it, sistah. Additionally, I would bet good money that Todd Palin is more handy around the house and better help with the kids than Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Al Gore combined. And John Edwards... Okay, okay, I won't even go there.

I'm a feminist who understands that women can nurse terrible and delicate woman hatred.

... written without a slightest hint of irony...

Palin was not a sure choice, not even for the stolidly Republican ladies branch of Citizens for a Tackier America. No, she isn't even female really. She's a type, and she comes in male form too. John Doyle, the cleverest critic in Canada, comes right out and calls Palin an Alaska hillbilly.

...and they wonder why they keep getting called elitist.

Here's a thought: maybe, just maybe... McCain nominated Palin cause he likes her stance on issues and her track record of reform. That 80% approval rating as gov prolly didn't hurt either. I'm just typing off the top of my head here, but what if... Republicans aren't the raging misogynists they are reputed to be. What if... they are so energized about a women candidate because they love seeing a woman with a family succeed at home and at politics -- like it justifies their belief in family values and personal responsibility, or something. Nah ... they were clearly trying an eeeevil ploy to pander to Hilary voters.

I'm counting down until Steinem, Mallick, etc. come out with the big "it was all satire, stupid Rethuglicans" line once they reread their own writing.

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