Thursday, September 04, 2008

Steinem on Palin

Palin: wrong woman, wrong message
Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.
By Gloria Steinem, September 4, 2008

Who is Phyllis Schlafly? Read Domestic violence law abuses rights of men By Phyllis Schlafly, May 12, 2006.

May I just add that as far as Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's views on abortion are concerned (she'd "choose" life if her own daughter were raped), I think we've already been there with Dan Quayle. I'm just glad I don't have her for a mother. Poor kid whose mother speaks for her even when it's her body that's violated, but it's all hypothetical anyway, as people who believe in Predestination (that's Fate or Destiny with a brand name) believe good Christian girls never get raped. I suppose she could look in the eyes of a rape victim and tell her it's God's will to have been raped so she could (must) have that blessing of a criminal's offspring, and that she should have the baby even if God forbid it's her own family member's. Palin is the kind of woman who makes her daddy proud, no matter what kind of daddy he is.

Is it just me, or are these people sounding like apologists for male aggression and violence? Sometimes I wonder if they're living in fear of being beaten if they don't speak up for male rights.

Because "Go Fuck Yourself" Isn't Particularly Enlightening posted by Melissa McEwan on Shakesville blog, Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It's Abortion, Stupid: Policy Voting in the 1992 Presidential Election by Alan I. Abramowitz, The Journal of Politics, Vol. 57, No. 1 (Feb., 1995), pp. 176-186, full article available on JSTOR