This is a response to some one who was accusing people of being afraid or being a sexist because they didn’t like or would not vote for Sarah Palin:
She her self is a self-hating women. She works to keep women in the kitchen despite her position; I work to give women the opportunity to do anything they wish including, but not limited to, traditional roles.
Voting for some one just because they have a vagina is not being “feminist” it is just plain being stupid, but I suppose that you conservative not-really-feminists don’t grasp the concept of what sexism and misogyny really are. FYI, there are penis owners whom are more “feminist” than Palin could ever hope to be.
She isn’t running and she won’t run because she’s won’t make as much money. In case you haven’t noticed; she is only about her self and only her self, in addition to not having any real political skills, debate skills, knowledge of the world, history, negotiation skills, or skills in foreign diplomacy. Oh, and there is that half-term thing; which says… she can’t finish a job.
I’m sorry that you don’t want to see that many people have many valid reasons for not liking her and that none of these reasons include sexism, fear or anything else you lunatics try to attribute to them.
Most of this can really be applied to all the carbon copied self proclaimed “feminist” conservative women. I think what irks me the most out of all of this is that they don’t seem to grasp the fact that they are only tolerated by the anti-woman GOP because they are vagina holders that puke up the very same talking points of their white male handlers on a daily basis. They are, even if they don’t want to admit it, nothing more than a selling point to push an agenda that is harmful to not only women, but to children as well.
“A litmus test for feminists is to agree with abortion and Obamacare and so I think there is really no such thing as a conservative feminist. They are the women of the left,” Schlafly said. “[The feminists] are really spooked by Palin because she’s done everything and she is a success. Besides she is pretty and they cannot stand her.”
Palin is not a feminist; Phyllis Schlafly February 2011
I’m just really unsure what is wrong with this crazy old bat; though I will agree with her on one thing. There is no conservative feminists and Sarah Palin is not a feminist, but it is far from the reasons she want’s to believe that it is and this quote illustrates wonderfully the mindset of the right wing.
Feminists don’t play the victim or believe that women can never succeed; we aren’t blind nor are we stupid. Recognizing that it is harder for a women to succeed than it is a cis-man isn’t any more of a “victimology” than it is to recognize that it is easier for white individuals to succeed than it is minority individuals. Though I suppose that this is the same principle of the “reverse racism” lie that so many on the right cite as a reason for their racist behaviors (see: “feminists are man-haters”).
Being feminist also doesn’t mean you have to agree with abortion. Abortion is a personal decision and being “pro-choice” doesn’t mean that you have to personally decide to get an abortion. This lie is one of the worst and most annoying ones that comes out of the extreme right. We don’t want people to have to ever be in the position to make that choice by using family planning, actual sex education on prevention methods, making birth control available to every women (and man) regardless of social status, and most importantly giving woman and men complete control over their bodies. So extreme isn’t it?
The health care issue isn’t exactly a feminist issue as it is an equality issue that happens to primarily affect single women, children, and minorities. The very fact that she attributes this to feminist ideologies tells me that she doesn’t wholly believe the filth that she spews almost daily… or she really is okay with white cisgender men having all the power and privilege and that makes her a sexist and a racist! Big shock? Didn’t think so.
Palin is not a feminist because she has an extreme anti-equality position that isn’t limited to any one group. Despite her insistence that she isn’t a racist, sexist or classist; she has on every occasion taken a position that removes or limits the rights of various minority groups. Simple no?
Lastly, pretty and successful are matters of opinion. Personally, I don’t find her attractive nor do I find some one whose existence consists of Facebook and twitter “successful”.