Or simply a gender based view? You decide.
Whether this seems just generalisation or not – I don’t want the topic to go that way, but, with many things feminist, it will be bogged down with the same feminist dogma we see so much of emanating from within the US.
Let me be very clear – the feminist movement has done a great deal to break down the barriers for women in the world. Many of those women have forced a new horizon for other women to be who they want to be, and they have brought equality where, at one time, there was none.
But even I, yes me – have to say that I fear, not just for feminists, but the whole movement when the feminist agenda is hijacked for political manipulation.
I have spoken to many of my feminists friends – both the radical kind and not – who are startled and loathsome of the McCain pick for VP. They, rightly so, feel he picked her for one reason only, to get the female vote that he needs to win the US election. And, by some bizarre reasoning, so-called gun-toting feminists are agreeing with his choice.
But, when I read the post above – it mirrors exactly what Palin and McCain are saying – or NOT saying as the case may be.
It is rhetoric about Hillary Clinton – and does not confront the issues. It says that women should vote for McCain because he has a woman on the ticket.
Is that sensible? Is it reasonable that a woman, and so-called feminist, vote for a man because he has a woman as his running-mate? The fact that she has the prospect of running for president in 4 years is the right reason to vote for John McCain now – take the hurt for 4 years, and then – and this is where I find it unbelievable – vote for another 4 years of Bush policy because Palin will be the lead on another Republican ticket?
Does that make sense to women in general or feminists? Please, please comment because I for one want to know.
No where in that post does the speaker tell of policy – which is exactly what the Republicans want, they have no policy – so make it about anything else.
Sarah Palin is not a feminist in any way. She is not – though I dislike(ed) her with a passion – a Margaret Thatcher, Thatcher had policies to put to the people. Palin just says she is a pitbull with lipstick.
But I have never, ever, ever seen any feminist I know back away from an argument about what she stands for and her agenda or her political policies or issues. Sarah Palin, a feminist of the lowest order does as men tell her to do – she won’t even speak to the press without it being scripted!
If that is a feminist – then so am I.
How can a feminist vote for John McCain because he has her on the ticket, just because she is a woman?
McCain has no policy – and the fluffy issue he will admit to – is totally against women.
If this feminist view takes hold and women vote for McCain because of Palin – it then becomes quite obvious that the feminist movement do not want equality between men and women, they just want a woman, any woman because she, like they, share the same body parts. They will put women’s issues back to the dark ages in the eyes of many who want a better society and fairness in it, true feminists included.
I can see, if McCain wins because of this feminist vote, many Americans weeping when the election is called.
If Hillary Clinton is going to do anything for the feminist movement and women’s issues – she has to come out and tell it like it is and show McCain up for the hypocrite that he is – and the dire prospect of Palin as VP.
That isn’t breaking the glass ceiling – that is sealing the glass for another 20 years!