Thursday, March 6, 2008

In the interest of equality...

I'm going to rant about some women now. Two days in a row, I've read two different blogs that basically threatened my ability to call myself a feminist for supporting Obama over Clinton. (I won't link to them because they don't need any more publicity than they've already received.)

To quote Stephanie Miller, shut the huck up!

One blog alluded to the damage I'm doing to my daughters by not voting for Hillary. Yeah, I don't think so. The other said that I wasn't grateful enough for the sacrifices trailblazing women have made before me to even give women the option. I can't really think of a good comeback to that one except "bite me."

Then, of course, there was the Tina Fey skit where she implied that all women voting for Obama were doing so because Oprah told them to do it - not to mention, all of the flak that Oprah received for supporting an African-American over a woman.

These are arguments that sound similar to Bush calling all anti-war protestors anti-American. I mean, how can you even argue with it? It's not based on any form of reality or logic, so why should I even try?

I know some Hillary supporters, and I respect that they believe she would be a better President than Obama. I don't call them "racist" for that. How fair would that be?


This primary election season needs to be over and done with because this mud-slinging is getting completely out of control. I suppose I could be found guilty of doing the same thing, but hey...can't let everyone else but me have all the fun!


Anonymous said...

And those would be the women who give "Feminist" a bad name. Don't let them bother you. You know who you are, they do not.

Kori said...

Well, if you are guilty of damaging your daughters by not voting for Hilary, then I may have perhaps caused a wee bit of damage to my tender 13 year old son when I told him that if John McCain wins the election we might as well just kill ourselves quickly rather than...oh, well, you get the idea.

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Anonymous said...

Ugh, that sort of comment really drives me nuts. What makes me really crazy about it is that for some reason this primary has turned into a woman v. black man issue. What about actual issues? Why should feminism or racism have anything to do with it?? Shouldn't we be focusing on the platforms of each of the candidates?

Oh, sorry, that would actually make sense.

RoadKill Refugee has been documenting the mud slinging on his blog. Check it out if you're interested.

MarĂ­a said...

It's those types of women that my girl Star blogged about a few days ago.

Jen said...

I'm so sick of this. Ugh. And yeah, what about the issues???

Anonymous said...

I would worry more about doing damage to your daughters by teaching them to vote for the person who most physically resembles them and not the person who they believe to be the better candidate