For them it is great to be a strong, independent woman with an opinion, so long as that opinion is in sync with theirs. But demonstrate that you can break away from their groupthink mentality and stereotypes and right away, you’re ostracized and demonized.
When David Letterman went beyond Sarah Palin and crudely made a joke about a baseball player molesting her daughter in the dugout, not a single feminist group said a word. In fact they all laughed. Yet when in 1984 when then Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush was overheard saying to someone the “we kicked a little butt last night” in reference to his Vice Presidential debate with Geraldine Ferraro, women’s groups were practically throwing their burning bras at the Vice President for his remark. For days there was nothing else heard about accept for what the femi-Nazi’s were calling the Vice President’s sexist remarks.
And when a group of liberal women come out with a list of other liberal women candidates that they want to endorse and support with financial contributions, that is noble and righteous. But when Sarah Palin wants to do the same thing for conservatives and conservative women, that is something to be “rejected”.
This typically hypocritical conduct of the left and their feminist wing, reached a new height when Emily’s List a group of liberal women who endorse other liberal women, decided to attack Sarah Palin for her endorsements of conservative women.
According to Emily’s List;
“We call upon women — and men! — to let their voices be heard and to reject Palin’s reactionary candidates and backward-looking agenda. We’re asking Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans who have no home — to join us in our new campaign, Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me.”
Instead of using their resources to support their fellow liberal feminists, the group invested their time and money into even creating a website for their new anti-Palin campaign. According to Jes McIntosh of EMILY’s List, the new campaign and website called “Sarah Doesn’t Speak For Me” was created because;
“We wanted to respond to Sarah Palin and her candidates’ assertions that they were speaking for all women with a community of women who are speaking for themselves,”
On the site you will find one of the most asinine and embarrassingly vindictive videos imaginable. It is complete with tired old liberal cliché, after cliché, and in my opinion sets the feminist movement back twenty years by essentially producing what looks like a “cat fight” that plays right into the hands of those who try to project as women as being steretypically “catty”.
I thought the woman’s movement and Emily’s List was suppose to portray women in a positive light, not in the stereotypical light that the feminist movement tries to counter so much?
And insofar as the claim that Sarah doesn’t speak for women,….. ahem,…… excuse me, but does Emily’s little list actually believe that Barbara Boxer, whom they endorse with pride, represents the views of most women? Most women that I know, do not support abortion being used as a form of birth control or believe that abortions should be so readily available and that their underage daughters should be able to have as many of them as they want and performed by any disreputable doctor or their assistant.
Most women that I know don’t control their purse strings with endless federal spending binges that approve spending money on anything that their friends propose.
What this new Emily’s List campaign is actually trying to say is that conservative women should have no say on the issues day and that is a message that I believe is contrary to the feminist cause. It is also a shameful one. But all in all, I for one do not mind this latest campaign. While Sarah is out their raising money for candidates in the midterm elections who reflect conservative views of personal and fiscal responsibility, Emily’s List is dumping their time, money and resources into campaigning against Sarah Palin who is not running for anything in 2010.
The situation begs the question, which women are smarter? The women of Emily’s List who are fixated with smearing a conservative woman for her success and strength or Sarah Palin who is using her strength to elect conservatives of both genders?
All in all, this new campaign against Sarah Palin is a good thing. While the women of emily’s list continue to portray themselves as political victims in society, there anti-Palin campaign helps point out just how hypocritical the left and the feminist movement are. This only helps to portray Sarah as a strong woman, who thinks for herself and does more for advancing the causes she and candidates that she believes in , than does an entire group of catty, stereotypical women who are so threatened by a difference of opinion that they would throw one of their own under the bus and set their own feminist movement back a few decades.
Way to go Emily’s List or should I say……way to go Sarah!!!!