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Sarah Palin needs to rein in her harsh feminist rhetoric
Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/11 | Carey Roberts

Posted on 02/14/2011 7:42:57 AM PST by pissant

I applaud Sarah Palin’s passion, her adroit sense of humor, and her you-go-girl! gumption. But the more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more I become perplexed by her over-heated gender-bending rhetoric.

I believe we can all agree that men and women should have equal opportunities. But let’s not confuse equal opportunities with identical outcomes. Just because a woman has the same right to an education and a decent job doesn’t mean she will pursue the identical career path, toil as long, or work as many years as a man.

Men and women have differing proclivities and interests — most Americans understand this fact. But then there is the small band of disaffected feminists who adamantly insist any and all social differences are the product of gender discrimination.

So where does the former vice-presidential candidate stand on all of this?

Let’s take the gender wage gap. Dozens of studies show that when the relevant factors are taken into account — training, experience, hours worked, and so forth — any salary difference is smaller than a twinkle in Nancy Pelosi’s eye.

But during the 2008 presidential campaign, Palin used the myth to skewer her Democratic opponent. Ignoring the fact that most of the top-level staffers in Obama’s former Senate office were male, she made this charge: “Out on the stump he talks a good game about equal pay for equal work, but according to the Senate payroll records, women on his own staff get just 83 cents for every dollar that the men get.”

Ratcheting up women’s sense of resentment, Palin then asked, “Does he think that the women aren’t working as hard? Does he think they are 17% less productive?”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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Not sure if its feminism or brainlessism, either way its pathetic.
1 posted on 02/14/2011 7:43:00 AM PST by pissant
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To: calcowgirl

What say you, womyn?


2 posted on 02/14/2011 7:45:31 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

This article sounds like it was written in sixties.

Reminds me of people who used to say “I’m not prejudiced. I know several black people.”


3 posted on 02/14/2011 7:49:35 AM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: pissant

Alinsky’s Fourth: “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.”

Alinsky’s Fifth: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”


4 posted on 02/14/2011 7:51:35 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: pissant

PDS FUD Alert.


5 posted on 02/14/2011 7:52:42 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I CAN HAS FUD?...oh, not that kind of fud. Never mind.

6 posted on 02/14/2011 7:55:18 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: pissant

What is pathetic? The article?


7 posted on 02/14/2011 7:55:32 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: listenhillary

No. The gibberish that comes out of her mouth.


8 posted on 02/14/2011 7:57:00 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: RichInOC

Lolz Grizzly ping! :)


9 posted on 02/14/2011 7:57:26 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: listenhillary

...or pissant.


10 posted on 02/14/2011 7:57:46 AM PST by Redleg Duke (I DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!)
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To: pissant


Palin Reagan


11 posted on 02/14/2011 7:58:22 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: pissant

Carey Roberts? Never heard of her.


12 posted on 02/14/2011 7:58:22 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: pissant

Sorry, the woman hating days are over. Conservative women are saving the cause from the establishment types. Its all around the nation,,, a trend. And more better,,, they are killing the common belief that only the left is the place for a woman to accomplish anything. Go Sarah...


13 posted on 02/14/2011 7:58:36 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: pissant

Top Three Sarah Bashing Techniques:

1 - Be proud and just come out with it: “I hate (despise, detest, loath) Sarah because.....”

2 - Disguise yourself as an admirer: “I love (applaud, admire, support) Sarah, BUT.....”

3 - Claim to not have an opinion, then describe how she scares you, your kids, the local outlaw biker club, etc.


14 posted on 02/14/2011 7:58:49 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: pissant
Sarah Palin needs to rein in her harsh feminist rhetoric

Oh, puhleeze. Me thinks the author just hates Sarah Palin, not "harsh feminist rhetoric".

15 posted on 02/14/2011 7:58:53 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: pissant

Carey Roberts sounds like she has a burr up her butt. Maybe it is contagious?


16 posted on 02/14/2011 7:59:30 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: pissant

Harsh rhetoric? She shouldn’t criticize her Democrat opponent for claiming to be politically correct, yet paying his female staffers less than the men?

It’s harsh rhetoric to point out that a Democrat is being a hypocrite?

As for the men in McCain’s campaign staff, I’d say she was very restrained in what she has said about them. Considering that they were selfish losers who were apparently working hard to sabotage the campaign and get Obama elected.

Yeah, that’s harsh!


17 posted on 02/14/2011 8:02:27 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pissant

Out of palin’s mouth, right?


18 posted on 02/14/2011 8:02:48 AM PST by unique
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To: pissant

Your pathological derangement is what is pathetic.

The minute this article popped up on my news feed I should have known pissant would rush over to FR to post it.

Do you realize what a sad little insect you are, sitting around in your urine stained underwear just waiting for a negative article on Governor Palin?

You define pathetic.


19 posted on 02/14/2011 8:04:54 AM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: t-dude

Palin has yours in a lock box?


20 posted on 02/14/2011 8:06:44 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: FrankR

That’s just like you to throw satirical humor into a serious discussion......


21 posted on 02/14/2011 8:06:47 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: pissant

Just for the record, folks, Carey Roberts appears to be a man. Either that or a really, really ugly old woman.


22 posted on 02/14/2011 8:07:54 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: pissant

RINO whine by a “man” who can’t measure up to Sarah’s intellect.


23 posted on 02/14/2011 8:08:05 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: pissant

More of Sarah:

Santorum “the knuckle-dragging Neanderthal”?

Take care, my dear, lest you be hoist ‘pon your own petard.


24 posted on 02/14/2011 8:08:56 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: FrankR

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25 posted on 02/14/2011 8:10:14 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: pissant

This old goat (and I’m not even talking about pissant here) should lay off of Palin. It’s not as if she was herself researching Congressional staff salaries and going on some sort of crusade. As it is, detractors complain that she didn’t go along well enough with the script that McCain’s staff was giving her.


26 posted on 02/14/2011 8:11:53 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: RichInOC

Not quite. But nice try.

Palin: ‘Women Need Equal Pay For Equal Work,’ Not Just ‘A Talking Point’

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/22/palin-equal-pay/


27 posted on 02/14/2011 8:12:14 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

She has the intellect of Gloria Steinem, her husband isn’t the head of the family and she’s a proud champion of illegitimacy, casual sex and single parenthood!

Get real! If she had a “D” beside her name, she’d be denounced by people on this board. Call yourself a Republican and counter-cultural values become perfectly acceptable! The woman is not a conservative!


28 posted on 02/14/2011 8:13:16 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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bm


29 posted on 02/14/2011 8:14:40 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: pissant

[Not sure if its feminism or brainlessism, either way its pathetic. ]

You are unhinged pissant. What next, are you going to start posting anti-Palin scribblings from down at the insane asylum? At this point, you are the brunt of jokes, a rabid buffoon.


30 posted on 02/14/2011 8:15:54 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: t-dude

Right.... the same kind of posters who defended Guiliani, Romney and Arnold on here. Her lifestyle and values contradict conservative tenets.

But its alright as long as she talks the talk.


31 posted on 02/14/2011 8:16:14 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pissant

Hey, I’m all for “equal pay for equal work”...

if you take into account
length of time in the workforce,
amount of time taken off,
general productivity, etc...

when these factors are taken into account,
women are actually being paid MORE than men for equal “work”.


32 posted on 02/14/2011 8:17:09 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

I can see the laughter just pouring out.


33 posted on 02/14/2011 8:18:09 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

The author of your hit-piece certainly does define “brainless”. As does your idiotic crusade to carry our political enemies water for them.


34 posted on 02/14/2011 8:22:22 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: pissant

Palin is an idiot!


35 posted on 02/14/2011 8:24:36 AM PST by SQUID
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To: pissant
"Harsh rhetoric" may be, well, harsh rhetoric. But I'm pretty tired of Palin's continual woman-empowerment talk.

Her life, itself, is a perfect example of women's ability to succeed. She should quit talking about it and get on with economics, the budget and foreign policy.

I've got to say that she's losing me.

36 posted on 02/14/2011 8:26:57 AM PST by BfloGuy
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To: BfloGuy

The contrast with Margaret Thatcher is revealing. Though she came to power at a time when women had fewer rights, she rarely (if ever) made an issue of her gender.


37 posted on 02/14/2011 8:29:03 AM PST by Captain Kirk (Q)
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To: Dead Corpse

The author is a conservative. As am I. Much moreso than the Palin fanclub, apparently. I don’t like Title XI affirmative action supporting, amnesty pimping, TARP cheerleading, sovereignty-killing LOST promoting, DADT repeal acquiescing, global warming believing, semi conservatives all that much


38 posted on 02/14/2011 8:30:25 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

It’s almost as if the writer is trying to divert us from the obvious fact that Sarah Palin would be a better president than Obama.

Though I’m starting to think Pee Wee Herman would be better than Obama.


39 posted on 02/14/2011 8:31:01 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: pissant

Ignoring the fact that most of the top-level staffers in Obama’s former Senate office were male, she made this charge: “Out on the stump he talks a good game about equal pay for equal work, but according to the Senate payroll records, women on his own staff get just 83 cents for every dollar that the men get.”

One coin ... two sides. The article's author asserts the dominance of men in Obama's Senate office in top-level positions, and defends the subsequent pay differential that causes by gender. Sarah, viewing Obama's cabinet through the lens of her own experience, questions why the work would differ from cabinet member to cabinet member and stresses equal pay for equal work. I don't see a "win" for either point of view as they are arrived at through different assertions. Much ado about nothing ...


40 posted on 02/14/2011 8:35:36 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Iron Munro
I hope you don't mind but I want to tag this and pass it around...it is so absolutely the truth. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
41 posted on 02/14/2011 8:36:26 AM PST by imfrmdixie (I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. Ronald Reagan)
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To: pissant
"But the more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more I become perplexed....."

Do you know what perplexes me?

"No, what?"

YOU DO! You whining, sniveling, snot-nosed, liberal Jack-Wagon!


42 posted on 02/14/2011 8:39:45 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: goldstategop

Which candidate meets with your approval? Or is it a mythical candidate that exists in your head?


43 posted on 02/14/2011 8:41:22 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: Iron Munro

He’s complaining about Palin’s PC BS liberalism and you call him a liberal?


44 posted on 02/14/2011 8:41:31 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Considering everything in your post is a distortion or an outright lie, your PDS is coming through loud and clear.


45 posted on 02/14/2011 8:42:42 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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"...harsh feminist rhetoric"

Somebody got beat up by a girl. ;o)

46 posted on 02/14/2011 8:42:47 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: pissant; t-dude
Palin is “Joan of Arc” to these people. Regardless of factual information about Palin that is valid and does raise a legitimate concern, we are to keep our mouths shut.

Or else be labeled as a “hater”, lying or just plain mean nasty people, picking of poor Sarah for no good reason. Although the nastiest insults and most vitriolic responses come from the Palin Cult. (See #19!)

If these people were to live up to the same code they claim is so highly regarded and displayed by their icon, they would be gracious and respectful of other opinions and reflect that in this discussion. The truth is revealed in how they behave, which further confirms why we do not support her.

47 posted on 02/14/2011 8:42:47 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: pissant

I will take her over Obama and any of the current GOP presidential wannabes, any day. Sarah has my vote.


48 posted on 02/14/2011 8:43:45 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: pissant
Title XI

However I am pretty sure she knows "9" is "IX". Its no wonder you don't understand her positions. You brainless wonder.

49 posted on 02/14/2011 8:43:55 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: Dead Corpse

Every single word is demonstrably true. And easily so.


50 posted on 02/14/2011 8:44:39 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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