Since John McCain announced Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his choice for Vice Presidential nominee, my hopes have begun to rise for this campaign. You would think our open-minded society would welcome a strong, independent, charismatic, and self-made woman to the national spotlight as a Vice Presidential candidate. Sadly, however, the sexism toward Sarah Palin couldn’t be more obvious. Liberals who claim to support women’s rights have outright attacked her merely on the basis that she’s a woman and how dare she have a career and children at the same time? Shame on them, the liars that they are.
To quote Peggy Noonan:
Because she jumbles up so many cultural categories, because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way, because she is a woman who in style, history, moxie and femininity is exactly like a normal American feminist and not an Abstract Theory feminist; because she wears makeup and heels and eats mooseburgers and is Alaska Tough, as Time magazine put it; because she is conservative, and pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life; and because conservatives can smell this sort of thing — who is really one of them and who is not — and will fight to the death for one of their beleaguered own; because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy.
Women everywhere have been standing up for Palin and rejecting the liberal media establishment’s sexist rhetoric and criticism:
The liberal media’s criticism comes on the heels of some sexist criticism I’ve received lately. So as you can imagine, I’m rather revved up by the issue.
Here’s my biggest question: Why can’t these pro-choice liberal women in the media give Mrs. Palin the decency of respecting her choices? Isn’t that the concept of “choice,” that women have a choice which needs to be respected? Mrs. Palin’s daughter, Bristol, chose life for her unborn baby which is another choice that should be respected.
Here’s yet another report on the sexism bias against Mrs. Palin:
Some in the media question her ability as a Vice President because of the fact that she has dared to have children, a loving husband, and a career all at the same time.
Next question: Where was the concern when Joe Biden became a senator after his wife was tragically killed?
Here’s a quote from a New York Post story covering the sexism against Palin:
HOLY hoop skirts: When did the clock tick back to 1958?
When Joe Biden tragically lost his wife and infant daughter in a car wreck in 1972, not a single colleague, friend or competitor advised him to quit his newly won Senate seat to raise his two little surviving sons.
Rather, he was sworn into office from the injured boys’ bedside, and took to commuting an hour and a half each way from Delaware to Washington. And when Biden’s second wife gave birth to a daughter, no one thought to ask him to step aside and stay home.
They all do it. John Kennedy did it; so did Barack Obama: Men run for office and serve in elected positions while creating small children without ever being patronized as “super dads” or “multi-taskers.”
Nor are they penalized, ridiculed or dismissed for ignoring their kids. They’re good dads.
If Sarah Palin, tapped as John McCain’s running mate, were a man, it’s unlikely we’d even be having this conversation. (A man, or a Democrat.)
Has feminism not fought to give women the ability to pursue a professional career alongside their male counterparts? Instead I have watched liberal female reporters, mainly at CNN, sit and question whether or not Palin considered her family when she accepted the VP position. Well my question to them, most of whom probably also have children, is did anyone question your decision to become a professional news anchor with regard to your children at home? Of course not, but you won’t give Mrs. Palin the same courtesy simply because you’re all afraid of her politics.
The liberal media establishment is trashing Sarah Palin not because of her issues, her record, or her qualifications. They are trashing Mrs. Palin because she is a strong, conservative woman who threatens the liberal feminist agenda. This in the same token as Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing when he was trashed for being a conservative African-American. Mr. Thomas was supremely qualified with impeccable credentials, yet he didn’t fit the liberal template for an African-American so he was demonized by the liberal media establishment.
Here’s to Sarah Palin overcoming the liberal media assault and triumphing similarly to Clarence Thomas. God bless the Republican Party for standing with Mrs. Palin and rejecting the sexism which the Democratic Party allowed to run rampant against Hillary
Clinton. In closing, liberals keep saying she’s a “scary one heartbeat away from the Presidency”, DUH!!! that’s the only reason why I’m voting for John McCain!!!
As stated above in the first video by Renee Amoore, we’re Republican women, we know what we’re doing, we know who we are, we’re not gonna take it, and we will get with you, when you keep messing with us, you have a good day!