"Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Clinton."

-Gloria Steinem

From the LA Times:

"This isn't the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie."

This extremely well written, beautifully thought-out article calmed me down from the indignation and revulsion I initially felt when McCain chose Palin as his running mate. Seems he believes she'll draw the Clinton "supporters" who vowed to vote for McCain when Obama received the nomination (on another post I suggested that Clinton should be allowed to skin those "supporters" alive and spackle them with brine). To insinuate that one woman can simply be swapped for another, simply because they share a chromosome, is as ignorant as it is offensive.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Sadly, a Washington Post poll today says there has been a 20 point swing to McCain by white women. He now leads Obama in that demographic by 12 points. Granted, it's only one poll...