Interesting article in Elle magazine by Nina Burleigh (who infamously said of Clinton, "I'd be happy to give him [oral sex] just to thank him for keeping abortion legal") called The Best and the Rightest about conservative women...more
A fissure is growing within the feminist movement, and it is oddly coming from the leftists over partisan issues.
At the center of the debate is a bitter fight over the ownership of "feminism." The intriguing part? Who's siding with whom.
Women like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are really the unintended consequences of the women's liberation movement. For liberal feminists, this is not what they bargained for. We have successful, strong-willed, independent women who stand up for conservative, traditional values. Women are leading this movement because they've been raised to be unafraid. Completely balls to the wall unafraid. What to they have to run from? I didn't grow up feeling oppressed. I didn't grow up feeling like a victim. I'm not beholden to anyone.
Without the Democratic or Republican parties realizing it, women on the right changed dramatically over the last thirty years.
Many feminists on the left must be asking themselves, "How did we get here? When did conservatives start embracing the word "feminism" with enthusiasm?