Apparently, equal pay for equal work, equal rights, women’s rights, etc., are not enough today for the so-called “modern woman.” I’m referring to those women who consider themselves progressive, liberated, and gender-speaking, equal.
First off, I wholeheartedly agree that gender should not and does not matter for squat on most issue (except mayby “potty parity”). I am and have always been a stauch supporter of the rights of all people and am amazed at those who are gender-biased–I am not.
That said, I am amazed a the number of women who consider themselves “liberated” and yet seem to have disdain for the Repbulican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Their arguements run from the absurd to the insane. “She’s from a small town” is the argument my sister uses. Huh? Does size matter? Most men would say no! (LOL–ok, that’s just a joke).
What’s happened? Animal Farm, all over again. “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.” If you’re a conservative women, you can’t be for women’s rights? That seems to be the argument of women on the left. So because Sarah Palin may be against abortion (for example), that automatically disqualifies her as a liberated woman? Come on, get with the show. Sarah Palin was the mayor of a small town, but then did advance to be come governor of a state. Maybe not a huge state, but she’s certainly had more executive management experience than either Barack Obama or Joe Biden. Or John McCain for that matter.
So there seem to be a lot of angry women out there who are “mad” at Sarah Palin. But what’s their real issue? I belive their real issue is that Hillary is not running! They were looking for a woman from the left to move into the forefront in national politics. Well, a woman did, but she’s a conservative. Politics as usual. Unfortunately the politics of the left often plays on emotion and rhetoric, and not facts.
If you want to criticize Palin, criticise her for her political stands, not that fact that she’s a mother to her children, a governor of a state, and now running for vice president of the United States. Or mayby all those angry women on the left are just a bit jealous…. think about it!