Don't be Fooled: Palin Isn't a Friend of Women

While at the gas station waiting for my oil to be changed, I came across Ellen Goodman's article on Palin.

She hit the nail on the head.

On the one hand, women love Sarah Palin
because she is "in-your-face"to the 'big boys' ... and Lords knows, I
was a litigator in a highly dominated man's world, so I love that about
her, too.

"To any critics who say a woman can't think and work
and carry a baby at the same time, I'd just like to escort that
Neanderthal back to the cave."

Hooray!! Woo-Woo!! 'Atta girl!!!

But, as Goodman reminds, what about all the Neanderthals (who now embrace Palin) who previously said the decline and fall of morality was the fault of "working mothers and permissiveness" or that "the flight from home is a flight from yourself, from responsibility, from the nature of woman" ?

Unbelievably, they now call her "God's answer."

If you want to see more about the hypocrisy of the Republican's flip flopping on gender, watch Jon Stewart's clip from the Daily Show here.

So, why do they now hold Sarah up as their heroine?

Because, Goodman notes, Palin doesn't ask for help. (Or does she? Advocate of limited government? Those in her town don't think so.)

"It's
the difference [the Republicans and Democrats] between those who think
a woman can have it all as long as she can do it all ... by herself.
And those who think that it is neither wimpish nor whiny to push for
some help."

Sarah Palin " ... isn't lobbying for maternity leave, equal pay or universal pre-K. Let alone universal health insurance. Or college tuition breaks ... Compare this to the actual Wal-Mart
mom juggling day care fees and gas bills, fantasizing about a job with
benefits and the flexibility to be home when the kids are sick."

So, Goodman concludes, "let us applaud the way [Palin
has made it politically incorrect to criticize working mothers] ... But
what about those family issues flattened by Sarah Zamboni?"

Food for thought.

Recent Posts by Fourtheloveof

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.