Posted by: kmorrison33 | September 22, 2008

When Feminists Attack

In the New York Daily News article, Left Wing Women Stop Impaling Palin S.E. Cupp addresses the absurd gender based critiques of Governor Palin coming from self-ascribed feminists.

But the attacks on Palin by so-called feminists cannot be ignored. Many of the same voices who claimed the right-wing was attacking Hillary Clinton just because she was a strong woman are now attacking Palin not for her beliefs, but for her very gender identity.

Comedian Margaret Cho has said that Sarah Palin is “the worst thing to happen to America since 9/11.” She also makes it clear that for her, feminists by definition must believe what she believes, writing on her blog, “to call [Palin] a feminist is as laughable as calling evangelicals ‘Christians,’ ” a warm and fuzzy, open-armed double punch that she continues by crassly suggesting she’d also like to have explicit sex with Palin.

In a similar conceit, Sandra Bernhard promised that Palin would be “gang-raped by my big black brothers” if she came to Manhattan. Congratulations, Ms. Cho and Ms. Bernhard. You’ve officially joined the ranks of male misogynists everywhere.

Pink, the recording artist, flatly declared, “This woman hates women.” Rosie O’Donnell haiku-ed, “Women who hunt in high heels gives one pause.” Say again? On second thought, please don’t.

It’s not just blowhard celebs who are in on the act; politicians are taking part, too. South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler had the considerable bad taste to say that Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”…

…Could anyone imagine men behaving this badly? Can you picture men like Biden, Howard Dean, Mitt Romney, George Bush or anyone else bickering over whether or not Barack Obama is “man” enough to care about other men? Or whether John McCain is a man who hates men? Or suggesting they’d like to have to sex with one of the candidates?

Could anyone imagine a Democratic woman of stature and accomplishment (Nancy Pelosi or Claire McCaskill, for example) being torn down as a bad woman? The question answers itself.

Also addressed in the previous article Fractured Feminism, these types of denigrating critiques are creating a new definition for feminism that has little to nothing to do with equality for women. Instead of voicing disagreement on issues, these feminists are arguing that women can only think or act one way, and this is exactly what feminism originally sought to eradicate. Now oddly enough, feminism is leaving women behind. This idea that a conservative working mother that lives in blue collar America is somehow a threat to feminism clearly shows how out of touch the movement has become. Instead of applauding the advancement of women on both sides of the political spectrum, these feminists have decided only liberal women are allowed to advance showing that their interest is not in equal rights, but in liberalism.


  1. Valid points! Liberal feminists seem to feel you are only a woman of value and accomplishment if you are willing to kill your own children. I guess they really believe you have to “give all” for the cause.

  2. As a plant electrician, mother, and grandmother, I have been called many things. Men have called me a “flaming feminist” and other things. Never really bothered me. This year, because I am pro-life, I was told that I was more a man than a woman. This by a woman who claimed that she would abort every time she became pregnant because she didn’t want to *make the time to mess with birth control*. Her exact words. How the world has changed.

  3. I am for choice by which I really do mean choice — so I cannot fathom faulting a woman who chooses NOT to have an abortion. Sarah Palin holds different views than I do on the abortion issue and on other issues but that does not mean she isn’t a feminist. She exemplifies feminism in her life. And I think she’s got a great speaking style, too.

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  5. I didn’t know if I should put this in the “media bias” post or here, so I’ll just put it here.

    I see that not just Feminist/ Liberals women *rolled eyes* are saying that Palin is not fit for the job.

    “Palin should step down, conservative commentator says”

    Now is she being sexist or part of the liberal media that is so-called “ATTACKING” Palin on her unqualified as person who COULD BE the next VP?

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