There's been so much sniffing of noses by left-wing female politicians, reporters and lobbyists since Senator McCain nominated Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska to be his running mate that I've been tempted to offer them Kleenex in bulk, purchased from Sam's Club of course! Andrea Mitchell of NBC News said Palin would appeal more to "working class" or "blue collar" women than "college educated" women. Governor Palin is a college educated woman herself, but she obviously didn't attend the "right" school, or should I say the "left" school? The University of Idaho is quite a distance from the ivy-covered walls of the University of Pennsylvania, Mitchell's alma mater.
Gloria Steinem, Ms. Feminist herself, declares that "[Palin] opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality." Is that so? If I as a man implied that all women believe in the same things, I'd be accused of being sexist.
Senator Barbara Boxer of California called her "an extremist" which strikes me as a textbook case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Kim Gandy, the president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), opined that "Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women’s rights." What exactly do you define as "women's rights," Ms Gandy? Sarah Palin is one of only eight female governors in the nation; surely she had to be an advocate of some form of "women's rights" to be a success in a male-dominated arena.
The most outrageous comment of all, however, came from the chairperson of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Carol Fowler, who declared McCain picked a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” I think we'll be hearing more about that one.
Let's cut to the chase. When these women turn their noses up at Sarah Palin, they denigrate millions of hard-working women just like her whose femininity isn't defined by viewing men as the enemy or unborn children as an inconvenience to be killed on demand. In their arrogance, they presume to speak for all women and suggest that women who don't bow to their worldview are either ignorant or dangerous. They say that John McCain's selection of Governor Palin is an insult because it presumes women will vote for her simply because she's a woman.
Well, it's an insult for them to insist that all women believe as they do or they are against "women's rights." If the great feminists of history like Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were alive today, they would have been pilloried by these modern defenders of "women's rights" because they were ardently pro-life. They didn't make the sacrifices we read about in the history books so women today could proudly declare abortion as the cornerstone of "women's rights."
Sarah Palin is a success because she believes in the equality and dignity of women and children and doesn't believe in the false choice of one over the other, and that has the blue noses of the leftist feminist movement rushing for the tissues.