Feminists vs. Sarah PalinWe have read the left's response to Sarah Palin's resignation announcement, and none were more egregious than Maureen Dowd's. It is so unfair that Dowdy Dowd and her ilk refer to themselves as "Feminists," even as they hurl invective and hate speech at women who have the temerity to be openly conservative. It is unfair to anyone who believes in equal rights for women, unfair to anyone who believes Dowd to be a Feminist herself.
In the sixties I got to know a few rising stars of the nascent feminist movement, and to them, back then, Sarah Palin would have been close to the ideal woman. She doesn't merely manage to have a career as well as a family, she has five kids and became Governor of the nation's largest state. She can kill, gut, and cook a moose while ordering hundreds of men on her staff to do her bidding. There is no ceiling, glass or otherwise, above her in Alaska. A real "twentieth century woman," this Hockey Mom actually plays the game, as opposed to Hockey Moms who merely deliver their kidss to the games.
Even today, a few Feminists, carriers of the torch raised back in the day by Betty Friedan, Jackie Ceballos and Kate Millet, women like Camille Paglia, openly admire Sarah Palin, but the "feminist" organizations have been taken over by the abortion crew and the committed Left. Of course, Betty, Kate, Jackie, and Camille were/are lesbians, but they never had anything against breeders before. National Organization for Women is a lesbian organization, sure, but while they do not hate female breeders per se, they do hate straight women who actually breed. Abortion has become the defining issue for radical "feminists," and women who can succeed without giving in to the cruelly selfish "abortion for convenience" paradigm make them look bad. And they hate nothing more than looking bad.
The real reason leftist women (and feminized men) hate Sarah so ferociously may be Hilary Clinton's fate in the 2008 election. They thought that Hilary would be coronated - they believed that it was their turn to finally attain real power. But along came a black man who hadn't paid his dues, and he wiped Hilary out. (Remember, as Andrew Breitbart put it, "Black beats white. Gay beats white. Black beats gay.") This was almost more than they could take, and the idea that maybe it WAS their year, but it would be a conservative woman who crossed the finish line first, sent them over the edge - Sarah became anathema to them. So they went stark raving mad, their lack of self control came to the surface. All their rules of political correctness, even years of steady progress against hate speech, went right out the window.
Or, as Breitbart put it, writing about the leaders of the whining pussy patrol Maureen Dowd, Katie Couric, and Tina Fey, the liberal women leading the charge against Sarah:
But since Mrs. Palin, a mother of five including a boy who was known to have Down syndrome before he was born, is a potent symbol of the pro-life movement, she is considered an enemy of the sisterhood."We will know before too long what Sarah's real ambitions are, and what degree of success she will attain. But we know exactly the route taken and the goal of today's false feminism. It is ugly, it is destructive, and so far, it has failed.
Miss Dowd's attempted takedown of Mrs. Palin is less skillful surgery than it is name calling using fun noun and adjective pairings. Think "Mad Libs." And, that's exactly what Misses Dowd, Couric and Fey are. Once the ladies did their job, liberal men like Jon Stewart and David Letterman had the cover to join the hate campaign.
While Mrs. Palin is at ease with her gender, as well as her place in the workplace and at home, Misses Dowd, Couric and Fey convey a base insecurity in their feminine skin. Their rage is fueled by liberalism's false feminist dogma and they take it out on a woman who chose not to join their angry sorority.