We Have Not Come A Long Way, Babe

3 09 2008

“It’s nothing less than a slap in the face to all sisters wanting equality based on merit, not marketing.”

That’s really all you have to say about Govenor Palin as a VP candidate. But we’ll keep going, ’cause it’s fun.

“She’s too busy pushing that dinosaurs and people lived on the planet at the same time. That is when she’s not telling women that if they’re raped to suck it up and have the child, including in cases of incest”

Now, I enjoy the writings of Taylor Marsh, but this piece is above-average for an already above-average writer. It’s true that while some people’s initial reaction to Palin may have been, “Oh, thank god – a woman! “, the morning after offers a cayote ugly moment. Here is a politician who represents, in one way, voters who continue to feel ignored, unimportant, powerless.

The problem is people suck. Let me clarify – women can suck. Let me say it a different way – women who finally reach positions of power often act exactly like their male counterparts in ways that are counterproductive to enabling other women to reach positions of power. (See Carly Fiorina.)

So, that is part of the reason a lot of women are either sinking into a deep funk or suffering mental meltdowns from the repeated “does not compute” error message in their heads. That in-between slice of the Boolean circles belongs to the likes of Taylor Marsh. And that’s a good thing.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost




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