Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Shows Her Feminist Stripes
Posted on 11/09/2010 3:15:17 AM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
In an ever-changing society, one of the things we humans can depend on is that children dont change. They come in to this world the same way they did one hundred years ago with the exact same set of needs. Having a parent, particularly a mommy, at home to care for them is one of them.
But dont tell Sarah Palin that. According to her, those who believe moms should stay home with their kids are Neanderthals who need to get with it and evolve.
Until now, Ive been largely silent about Sarah Palin.
I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt because conservatives are in desperate need of a spokesperson. Sure, Palins unpolished and not what I would call an intellect but neither was President Reagan. Indeed, there are other important qualities for public office besides intellect as Barack Obama is proving in spades.
But as the author of two books on the subject of feminism, I cannot remain silent in light of Palins foolish comment on Fox...
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The former governor of the largest state in the union somehow struck him or you or whomever as a stay at home mom??
Because they can’t do what she does while taking care of her family; they are saying - she’s not doing it. The article doesn’t mention the father but they did mention Levi. Not difficult to see where the author’s head is at.
Wonder how this woman feels about Maggie Thatcher.
And I am sure there are other women who served the world as well as their children.
Women have always worked, except for a brief period in the 1950s when women were supposed to be the lady of the manor if they were well off (playing golf and bridge all day), or, if they weren’t well off, mom-as-live-in-help who dreamed only of new floor-cleaning products.
The farmer’s wife worked, the merchant’s wife worked, and the wife of the banker usually ran households large enough to require bookkeepers. Many of them, like their husbands, worked in what was the equivalent of a home office, living over the store or doing their work on the kitchen table. They might have been more physically present - but then, their husbands were usually not flying off on road-trips or spending all day or week elsewhere, either, and also were more physically present.
Women have always had to work out the issue of childcare and work, just in a different form.
“Palins unpolished and not what I would call an intellect but neither was President Reagan.”
Stopped reading right there.
No bias. Right?
No, she was villified using all of the stereotypes she mentioned because she is a conservative woman of her own mind who also was free to express her responsibilities as a wife and mother while also being a political icon. Even more so to have a husband that recognizes her skills and talents who works as a team member for the family and the betterment of them all.
What scares the hell out of liberals, progressives and the rest of the socialist label scum, is that she is not tied up,nice and neat, in a box they can assail when it suits their needs to tell everyone else that she is an aboration. She is the personification of an individualist and she wears it proudly.
And President Reagan was not an “intellect”?
Yes, Sarah was attacked unmercifully because she is a Conservative, but they could not possibly have attacked her in the heinous ways they did if she was NOT a woman...and a mother...who probab;y spends MORE time with her children than most moms, stay at home or otherwise.
This crap gets on my last nerve. And whoever “wrote” this wouldn’t have written it either if Sarah was a good ole boy.
Susan should have stuck with “pretty much staying silent.” It would have been better to simply think those foolish thoughts than to put them down in print and prove it.
I forced myself to continue reading - then Levi was thrown it - yep, Suzy turns to the another expert like herself. Everyone wants to cash in on the Sarah name, write a blog or a book.
susan, what’s the dif? Yah!
I agree with Sarah Palin on this, and hers is pretty clear reasoning.
She basically said that “women don’t like to be told what to do, and they especially resent being told that they aren’t raising their children right; especially by men waxing philosophical.”
That’s spot on. The vast majority of women with children in the US have this or a similar attitude.
Seriously, imagine the response of a typical woman to one of these statements:
“You shouldn’t be working. You should be at home raising your kids.”
“You shouldn’t be ‘just’ a housewife. You should put your kids in day care and get a job.”
“You shouldn’t try to be a ‘supermom’, and both work and take care of your kids. You should do one or the other.”
Typically, I imagine most women would respond by telling you to take your opinion, sit on it and spin.
First lie: Palin’s book about feminism?
I don’t see Palin’s first book as “feminism” at all. I read it.
THE REST OF THE ARTICLE IS THEREFORE “DUMB”! SORRY!
I think any adult telling another adult ‘what they think’ they should do w/their life shows one certainly has control issues. Suzy making a judgement call on a wife, former governor, mom of 5, one in the military, best selling author, the list goes on is really over the top, IMO.
It’s her way of getting attention for her new book.
Suzy - see a shrink! Maybe Levi can help you.
Women do not stop engaging the world just because they are parenting.
Some do it to a greater extent than others, but all continue to live IN the world.
And this twit dares to call Reagan a non-intellect?
This is one of those instances where largely keeping ones mouth shut would be really good thing. The author of this piece should have heeded her own advice.
When a person who insults the intellect of Ronald Reagan while at the same time finds themself agreeing with Levi Johnston, the person has a intellect deficit.
This woman is jealous. Jealousy can make people do stupid things. She was offended when Palin defended herself from the attacks that she should stay home. So she is lashing out.
I don’t think Palin intended to offend stay at home Moms, but was defending those who can do both.
A word to the wise for Palin, stay away from this feminist stuff. Women don’t have to defend themselves anymore for having careers. Ignore those that try to pick at you and tell you to stay home. They are few. You don’t have to respond to every attack. Sometimes ignoring those people is the best response.
The term ‘intellect’ is thrown around by the ‘educated elite’. They cannot conceive that an individual, who has not studied and learned (by rote) approved materials in an ‘accredited’ setting (aka brain-washing) has merit.
This attitude, of course, shows a level of stupidity which can only be acquired in the institutes of higher learning.
Didn’t DAvid Horowitz write this?
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