Feminists say they are all about “strength,” yet they’re always playing victim – it’s embarrassing and it’s setting women back decades! (If anybody wants to see who set women back decades, just take a look at this former politician.)
If today’s “feminists” only knew what real feminism is, maybe they could relax a little. Maybe be less angry; find a bit of joy in life. Feminism was founded by independent, hard working, capable women that were making a way in the world without whining, relying on government or anyone else.
(Okay THIS is what happens when people skip history class or their mothers do not do an adequate job of teaching them about the progress that women have made in this country.)
A few serious questions for the feminists who marched last weekend:
1. What rights do we as American women not have?
We can’t vote? We can’t bear arms? We can’t go to school? We can’t work? We don’t have freedom of speech? We have every single opportunity in this great country that anyone else has. (The "everybody else" are men, and they do not typically have to worry about unwanted pregnancies, spousal abuse, and being paid less than the opposite gender.) Wake me when you start marching in the Islamic countries that murder women for showing more than their eyes in public. (Oh yes, did you hear? Suddenly the conservatives are concerned with how women are treated in Islamic countries.)
2. What are you trying to prove by dressing up like “pussies”?
I’m embarrassed to be a woman in a generation like this. As a middle class working mom – wife – and independent woman – this is completely asinine. I’m telling you, dressing like a giant vagina and holding signs that say things like “Do my periods scare you?” is doing NOTHING to help women, and a LOT to hurt them. (Actually the march is only the beginning of an organizing effort that has already inspired 500 women to learn how to run for political office.)
3. What if the tables were turned?
Can you imagine if men dressed as giant dicks? Wore penis hats? And held signs like “don’t assume I cook?” .. feminists would freak out and claim they’d been harassed, no doubt.
(Please, men already dress like dicks. Hasn't she seen this guy?)
I can’t even believe the world we live in. My parents raised me to work hard, not to ever expect any handouts in life – and to treat people with respect – which is how I am raising my children.
(Says a blog post written FOR the person whose name is at the top, by a writer hired by that same parent she credits with teaching about hard work and not taking hand outs.)
Our generation is screaming for “tolerance and equality” and “love for all” while still mocking our President for things like his hair – and igniting violence from uninformed – out of touch – celebrities like Madonna (“I’ve thought about blowing up the White House”), and screaming that someone else MUST provide them “free birth control.”
This ghostwriter's lack of knowledge about the history of feminism should be astounding to all of us, but in fact it is actually the norm these days.
The conservatives have put a lot of effort into mythologizing the actual feminist movement to suggest that it was started by hairy legged, bra burning, lesbians, and that REAL women should want no part of it.
After all who would make them a sandwich if every woman felt empowered?
In the meantime while Palin's ghostwriter attacks women for standing up to a misogynist asshole, that same misogynist asshole just reinstated a Reagan era abortion restriction.
What Sarah, Bristol, and this poor woman who I assume was paid to write this ignorant screed fail to understand is that things are about to get much, much worse for women, and those protesters that she so flippantly attacked were bravely standing up like the heroes we desperately need for HER rights whether she understands or appreciates them or not.
Just like the women at the beginning of the feminist movement did well over a hundred years ago.