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Friday, July 6, 2012

Cupp: Left-wing women: Stop impaling Sarah Palin

Administrator: I think this article is old, but it's still relevant and worth reading.

By SE Cupp:

I have a message for the self-styled guardians of womanhood who have decided that Sarah Palin is public enemy No. 1 - please stop talking. You're embarrassing yourselves and women all over the country.

You are making otherwise thoughtful, careful, intelligent, tolerant and modern American women of every political bent look and sound ridiculous. As a woman myself, I'm begging you to stop. Put the pen down, close out the blog, push the E! microphone away. Your trash-talking is disturbing and humiliating. In fact, it's setting back the true cause of feminism - the advancement of women - far more than your imagined nemesis.

Stop using and abusing Palin to pump up your own overweening egos. You are not the next Sojourner Truth, and Palin is not your next punch line. She's a mother, a governor, a wife and, yes, a real woman, whether you like it or not.


I have been reluctant to point fingers at Barack Obama for being sexist toward Palin. First, because I don't think he has treated her unfairly just because of her gender. Second, because Palin doesn't need to be rescued; she's capable of defending herself.
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.  (CONTINUES)


Alessandro Machi said...
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Alessandro Machi said...

I think what hurt Sarah Palin more than anything else was her lack of any empathy for what Hillary Clinton went through in 2008.

Palin's stance on Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign was disturbing on many levels. There was rampant fraud against Hillary Clinton, and favoritism towards Barack Obama.

Palin glossed over all of that and basically was saying, "boo hoo, poor Hillary Clinton, get a backbone", when it was Clinton who campaigned for over a year, Palin, about a month and a half.

There is a price to be paid by Palin for denying Hillary Clinton, who helped trail blaze political opportunities for others, the empathy she deserved. What that price is I don't know, but she can't play the victim card now when she was so harsh towards Hillary Clinton's 2008 political campaign.