Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Why the "Feminists" hate Sarah Palin

Because they are statist communists. Drop the "Femi" and add a "Commu". That's what they are really about:
In the Boston Globe on Friday, columnist Ellen Goodman frets that Mrs. Palin is a "supermom" whose supporters "think a woman can have it all as long as she can do it all . . . by herself." In fact, Sarah Palin is doing it with the help of her husband Todd, who is currently on leave from his job as an oil worker. But Ms. Goodman's problem is that "she doesn't need anything from anyone outside the family. She isn't lobbying for, say, maternity leave, equal pay, or universal pre-K."
This also galls Katherine Marsh, writing in the latest issue of The New Republic. Mrs. Palin admits to having "an incredible support system -- a husband with flexible jobs rather than a competing career....and a host of nearby grandparents, aunts, and uncles." Yet, Ms. Marsh charges, she does not endorse government policies to help less-advantaged working mothers -- for instance, by promoting day-care centers.
Of course the idea of a wife depending on a husband makes the Demunist dykes and Commiecrat cunts angry, never mind that in any successful marriage partnership the dependency goes both ways.
The Demunist Commiecrat Leftist "womyn" don't really want to make ordinary women liberated from dependency on men. They want to make ordinary women dependent upon THEM, dependent upon a socialist nanny state that they see themselves running and controlling. This explains their anger at Sarah Palin. They believe
that feminism must demand support for women from the government. In this worldview, advocating more federal subsidies for institutional (SOCIALIST) day care is pro-woman; advocating tax breaks or regulatory reform that would help home-based care providers -- preferred by most working parents -- is not. Trying to legislate away the gender gap in earnings (which no self-respecting economist today blames on discrimination) is feminist. Expanding opportunities for part-time and flexible jobs is "the Republican Party line."
The article author, Cathy Young, concludes:

I disagree with Sarah Palin on a number of issues, including abortion rights. But when the feminist establishment treats not only pro-life feminism but small-government, individualist feminism as heresy, it writes off multitudes of women.

Of course, being a feminist role model is not part of the vice president's job description, and there are legitimate questions about Mrs. Palin's qualifications. And yet, like millions of American women -- and men -- I find her can-do feminism infinitely more liberated than the what-can-the-government-do-for-me brand espoused by the sisterhood.

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