Sarah Palin (And) The Woman [UPDATED]
by January 20, Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 04:02:27 PM EST
Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me.[editor's note, by January 20] I don't tell lies, but I'll give you pathetic, anonymous & bored if you like. And Todd has been found in contempt. Now on to our diary...
Well DD'rs, over the past few months we've been treated to a raft of righteous diaries on the meaning of true feminism. A quick reprise:
How sad that sexists fought against women's right to be president (http://tinyurl.com/6ms9f7,http://www.allseasonsgallery.info/hrc/hr c.sexism.html). And sadder still is that they won-for now. Male domination (patriarchy) causes a lot of problems, but the worst is that it causes rape (http://tinyurl.com/9qy5z5). The horror of patriarchy continues because people did not vote for the candidate from the most oppressed group in the world.
The great political lesson of this year is to support women candidates to end the horrors of patriarchy. I look forward to my next opportunity to vote for a woman! I know that it is right to vote to end male domination.
It is important to note that in order to eliminate rape it is not necessary to achieve gender equality in all spheres of life, but it's necessary that women have equal power as men overall. The key word: overall. For example women can dominate a powerful sphere and men can dominate another equally powerful sphere so that overall women and men have equal power. Currently, men dominate all three major spheres: 1) political, 2) economic and 3) social (religion, arts, media, etc.) Because of that women must strive for 50% equality in all three spheres. The result of the striving is we will eventually have 50% of the power in one sphere. At that point women may dominate that sphere and continue to make gains until the point where the sectors that men dominate will equal in power to the sectors that women dominate. Or, we have the option of 50% power across the board in all spheres.http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/12/9/2120 19/379#readmore
Many times I've heard people say Gov. Palin is not qualified to be VP. I've heard this complaint more often by men. When a person sees a woman who is an excellent governor and thinks she is not even worthy of being VP then that indicates they are sexist.http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/11/1/1722 12/727#readmore
I come to the point after the bump.
There are three billion women in the world and virtually all live in a society that treats them as inferior to men. Because there are so many women and girls, that creates a worse burden of oppression.http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/11/4/1542 13/346#readmore
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The media did virtually everything in their power to prevent a woman from breaking the presidential glass ceiling and when the DNC stopped this brave feminist from getting the nomination then within a few days the media began another war against women using hate speech to attack Sarah Palin who is seeking to break through the VP glass ceiling.
Today is a historic day when a woman is poised to break through one of the highest political glass ceilings. She is strong, brave, intelligent and ethical (http://journaloffeministinsight.blogspot .com/2008/11/gov-palin-has-been-underest imated.html). She has a record of fighting entrenched sexism to help the people. When the first woman vice president takes the oath of office it will be a giant step forward for womankind.
My theory is that the main reason the press was unfair to Hillary Clinton's and McPalin's presidential bid was because they feared woman leadership would emasculate men. Although there are individual journalists who support women's equality, the press is very male-dominated so they promote a male-centric worldview. Also because the press is overwhelmingly male-dominated, women journalists are under tremendous pressure to conform to the male-domination world view. And unfortunately, some of them have been persuaded that male dominance is the best thing to happen because for years they have been constantly barraged by the male supremacy in their workplace and this has convinced them that they are inferior to men.
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I also believe that the essence of our nation's current problems is attachment to male-dominance. Hundreds of years of male dominance of government has created a bad vibe. This problem can only be solved be female power at the top. That's why the most exciting people during this election were women candidates, from my observation, because HRC and Palin provided something that was lacking and people were excited that there was going to be a big change ushering a new era of women's leadership.
However, the DNC blocked Senator Clinton from getting the nomination even though she got the most votes. So a lot of people were frustrated that they did not get the chance to vote for a woman presidential candidate in order to break down the patriarchy. And McPalin was a lot more McCain than Palin because McCain ultimately would make the vast majority of decisions as president. So, although people were excited about Gov. Palin the leader, they were not so interested in Gov. Palin the follower because they didn't think that a woman would create great feminist transformation as a follower.
Alas, we wait and wait and wait for the female leadership that will finally end the horrors of patriarchy. Until then we must fill government with more women at all levels till we achieve the 50% mark. And the next presidential election is just around the corner.
This is just a lazy (man's) sampling - there are hundreds more just like these. Now you folks have all followed these daily diaries as well as the actual politics on the ground so prepare to be shocked, shocked I say! Just this past Tuesday, Sarah Palin, 'feminist icon', given a chance to support a successful and proven woman, has taken a firm stand in the gender wars and cast her vote for... The MAN.
AUSTIN - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed Rick Perry for re-election, calling him the "true conservative" in a primary election showdown with fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Palin, who electrified the GOP base as the party's vice presidential nominee last year, has strong support among the party's social conservatives. Her endorsement appeared aimed at undercutting Hutchison's appeal with GOP women. Both groups will be important in picking the party's nominee in next year's GOP primary.
In a letter to "Texas Republican women" distributed by the Perry campaign, Palin touts the Texas governor's conservative credentials.
"He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks by his guns - and you know how I feel about guns," she said.
Palin cited one of the Perry campaign's top issues - opposition to federal financial bailouts. And she singled out Perry's opposition to abortion rights.
"Not every child is born into ideal circumstances, but every life is sacred," Palin said in the mail appeal. "Rick Perry knows this - it is at the core of his being."
Hutchison supports abortion rights, although with restrictions, including parental notification and a ban on certain late-term procedures.
The GOP primary draws a large number of social conservatives for whom abortion and gay marriage are litmus-test issues. And in recent weeks, Perry has made high-profile appeals to abortion opponents.
Perry spokesman Mark Miner called Palin, seen as a potential future GOP presidential nominee, "a star of the Republican Party." Hutchison spokesman Todd Olsen said the senator has broad support among Texas Republicans "who know what is going on in Texas," adding: "We look forward to having the [Alaska] governor's support after the primary."
According to the Perry campaign, the letter went to 10,500 members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, an influential organization whose members have been an important part of Hutchison's political base.
The letter does not mention Hutchison by name.