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Sarah Palin Shows Her Feminist Stripes
NewsReal Blog ^ | Nov.8, 2010 | Suzanne Venker

Posted on 11/09/2010 7:45:26 AM PST by Rhonda Robinson

In an ever-changing society, one of the things we humans can depend on is that children don’t 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 don’t 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, I’ve 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, Palin’s 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 Palin’s foolish comment on Fox. In response to why she thinks she was attacked so viciously during the 2008 campaign, Palin had this to say:

"There are still the Neanderthals out there who pick on the petty, little, superficial, meaningless things – like looks, like whether you can or can’t work outside of the home if you have small children – all those type of things where I would so hope that at some point those Neanderthals will evolve into something a bit more with it, a bit more modern, and a bit more understanding that, yeah, women can accomplish much."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: feminism; motherhood; sarahpalin

1 posted on 11/09/2010 7:45:32 AM PST by Rhonda Robinson
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Out of context.


2 posted on 11/09/2010 7:50:03 AM PST by A Navy Vet ( An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

The PDS and State-Run-Media attacks will continue until the elections of 2012. They are SO intimidated by a Conservative woman, who is the ONLY threat they see as a candidate. No one with more than two active brain cells is listening to the attacks anymore.


3 posted on 11/09/2010 7:51:42 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Out of context? Hell, the writer doesn’t appear to understand English.


4 posted on 11/09/2010 7:52:42 AM PST by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Been posted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2624050/posts

It was BS then, and it still hasn’t changed.


5 posted on 11/09/2010 7:52:42 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

It’s even funnier to see freepers now claiming the feminist mantel. I never thought I’d see the day. The Alan Alda wing of FR as emerged.


6 posted on 11/09/2010 7:52:46 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

The quote does not support the assertion one bit.


7 posted on 11/09/2010 7:53:09 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

The left always uses conservative values against consevatives. It has previously worked because the left is not constrained by said values. They like to make us look like hypocrites this way. What upsets me is when conservatives turn on conservatives.


8 posted on 11/09/2010 7:53:21 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Rhonda Robinson; Admin Moderator
Already posted once. Sarah Palin Shows Her Feminist Stripes.
9 posted on 11/09/2010 7:54:12 AM PST by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Wow, if you didn’t know better, you’d think the media were trying to... I don’t know... pit conservatives against each other in order to begin the vote splitting for 2012.


10 posted on 11/09/2010 7:54:35 AM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

The old canards that people like Palin and Reagan aren’t “intellectual”. Well if being “intellectual” means you have memorized a lot of lies from crazy books and have become paralyzed because you’ve lost the ability to tell truth from lies and right from wrong then thank heaven there aren’t more “intellectuals” than there already are.

Too often “intellectual” seems synonymous with stupid.

Reagan and Palin and Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams have/had intellect.

Obama and Krugman and their ilk are idiots who have memorized data they can call up and spew on cue. But I don’t think they really understand what they say. They can’t apply data to the benefit of society. Their “intellect” is used to dredge up whatever authoritarian nonsense will justify their hidden destructive intentions.


11 posted on 11/09/2010 7:55:44 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

I’m a Stay-At-Home-MOM. It doesn’t bother me some choose to work or have a career with or without kids, some choose to stay home. Me, I have had both. I had kids a little later in life, pro’s and con’s to that too, but am satisfied with my choices. For me, IF I could work and find a cure for cancer or some other noble cause I would, but to give up being more involved in my kids lives and “missing” out on their childhood, thanks but no thanks. And face it, I’d probably be divorced too, because as good as my husband is, it just isn’t the same and I’d be the one putting in TWENTY HOUR days trying to do it all and for the material things, it just isn’t worth it in the long run for us. And that is the bottom line, CHOICES. Rant over. :)


12 posted on 11/09/2010 7:57:35 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

I think the Neanderthals Sarah Palin was referring to, were the liberals in the media who suddenly questioned whether a mother of small children should hold a full time, round the clock job, like being Vice President would entail.

Her comment is a jab at liberalism.


13 posted on 11/09/2010 7:57:45 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Rhonda Robinson
“Sure, Palin’s unpolished and not what I would call an intellect – but neither was President Reagan.”

Any pretense that this twit knew the first thing about anything went WAY out the window with that ENORMITY.

Reagan was THE Conservative intellectual/intellect of his time.

Watch “the Speech” on youtube, all his own words, then tell me that the man is not an intellect!!!!

It will not be my assessment of the intellectual powers of Reagan that will suffer by lack of an individuals agreement - but my assessment of the intelligence of the individual.

14 posted on 11/09/2010 7:57:45 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

WOW. now they are attacking her Motherhood.

AS IF, feminists would even try to keep a fam together.
IF they bothered to have one.


15 posted on 11/09/2010 7:58:09 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Apparently this author doesn’t realize that Sarah WAS calling leftist Feminists Neanderthals. Who does she think Palin was speaking to? Male Right wingers?

Uh no. She was speaking to female leftists who believe either you should be home barefoot and pregnant and be looked down upon, or you should be a Butch-loving man hating career woman with no inclination for or right to have children, those women should abort babies so they can continue their careers.

I find those attitudes neanderthalic as well. Sarah was right on.


16 posted on 11/09/2010 7:59:25 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: earlJam
Besides which, she was planning, in the event of an electoral victory - to give up the job of Governor of Alaska to be Vice President of these United States.

I hate to state the obvious..... but a Governor has a job with 100 to 1000 times the demands of the Vice Presidency.

I know that might blow some minds, but it is the unvarnished truth.

If she had gotten the job it would have represented a DRAMATIC decrease in her work load.

17 posted on 11/09/2010 8:00:32 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Rhonda Robinson
So, in Sarah Palin’s eyes the Apostle Paul was a neanderthal. “Encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” Titus 2:4-5

“get married, bear children, keep house” 1 Timothy 5:14

18 posted on 11/09/2010 8:01:21 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: Rhonda Robinson
Author's Attribution (aka Bold-faced lie):

But don’t 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.”

SARAH'S actual words:

"There are still the Neanderthals out there who pick on the petty, little, superficial, meaningless things – like looks, like whether you can or can’t work outside of the home if you have small children – all those type of things where I would so hope that at some point those Neanderthals will evolve into something a bit more with it, a bit more modern, and a bit more understanding that, yeah, women can accomplish much."

VERDICT: Suzanne Venker is either to ignorant to grasp what is in her own 'handwriting', or she is deliberately lying, and thinks her readers are incapable of their own thought (she might be right about some of them).

19 posted on 11/09/2010 8:01:58 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Danae

If you click through to the link, you will see the author has an “upcoming book.”

This is nothing more than a provocative way to promote the new book.

Promote traditional motherhood while knocking Sarah Palin at the same time. If her column goes as planned, she will be a very popular guest on many Christian radio stations.

“Welcome to Family Life Radio. Today we have as a guest, Suzanne Venker, co-author of the book The Flipside of Feminism. You won’t believe what she has to say about Sarah Palin. Stay tuned until after this commercial break for the interview.”


20 posted on 11/09/2010 8:06:21 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Rhonda Robinson
Clarification needed. This is FEMININE-

This is FEMINIST-


21 posted on 11/09/2010 8:07:50 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: MBB1984

Read post #19 ........you are grossly inaccurate on what she said


22 posted on 11/09/2010 8:09:20 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: UCANSEE2
VERDICT: Suzanne Venker is either to ignorant to grasp what is in her own 'handwriting', or she is deliberately lying, and thinks her readers are incapable of their own thought (she might be right about some of them).

BINGO!

23 posted on 11/09/2010 8:13:38 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Who the hell is ‘Venker’?


24 posted on 11/09/2010 8:26:04 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Who the hell is 'Hensarling'?)
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To: Bigtigermike
I believe you should reread her statement. She clearly states or at least implies that women should have the option to work or stay at home with young children. The Apostle Paul writes otherwise.

I know it is not popular these days, but neither is Chastity.

25 posted on 11/09/2010 8:27:17 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: Rhonda Robinson

It’s the 21st Century. If we don’t start admitting this, we’ll get left behind. Sorry, but I’m with palin on this one. If she can handle it, then who are we to tell women what they should and shouldn’t do?


26 posted on 11/09/2010 8:36:07 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Rhonda Robinson
Sure, Palin’s 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.

Managed to get as far as this blather, and knew any further reading would be futile.

Book coming out soon -- get it linked to Palin by misquoting and/or taking her statements out of context.

How predictable some "authors" are.

27 posted on 11/09/2010 8:48:00 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

I like how they are all kicking the cr@p out of her for hiking mountains and scaling glaciers on her new TV show.
When Teddy Roosevelt used to do those things it was the stuff of lore and legend.


28 posted on 11/09/2010 8:51:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MBB1984

The Apostle Paul was giving advice. He was not laying down Levite laws.

If we want to “know” Sarah Palin by her fruits let’s begin by noting that she is among the ten percent of women who are informed of a Downs pregnancy and does not terminate it. That fruit should carry lots of weight compared to working outside the home.


29 posted on 11/09/2010 8:59:56 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

bookmark


30 posted on 11/09/2010 9:29:18 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: MBB1984

Paul also said that women should keep their heads covered in church and should remain silent in church if they have a question....and ask their husbands later....you fail to forget that Paul is also writing to a culture of his day....most women were uneducated and many were illiterate, and no business minded idea compared to men of that day..... So you have to divide culture and what God is saying today through the letters of Paul


31 posted on 11/09/2010 9:30:50 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: MBB1984

Paul also said that women should keep their heads covered in church and should remain silent in church if they have a question....and ask their husbands later....you fail to forget that Paul is also writing to a culture of his day....most women were uneducated and many were illiterate, and no business minded idea compared to men of that day..... So you have to divide culture and what God is saying today through the letters of Paul


32 posted on 11/09/2010 9:30:50 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: pissant; Rhonda Robinson

Here here Pissant...I know we disagree on Palin but I don’t much cotton to her Girl Power talk

anyhow...the sound of feminism here is ridiculous...on the dupe thread there are women freepers sounding like Germaine Greer and the “evil 1950s” when were held back...damn man

how the left has brainwashed anyone under 40 who didn’t resist

the arrogance of youth...I had it once...it was hell to shake off

as a father to five...on my homepage Rhonda...I’d like to know more about your own view on this....are you in Middle TN?


33 posted on 11/09/2010 9:39:39 AM PST by wardaddy (diversity is only good if you are young and unmarried and chasing women)
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To: MBB1984

She and her husband seem to have a great relationship and he appears to be her greatest supporter and encourager.
I think it’s between them to decide what she does or does not do outside the home.


34 posted on 11/09/2010 9:44:45 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Wee-Weed Up; pissant; Rhonda Robinson; Black Agnes
It’s the 21st Century.

yeah...and that's the problem...our culture and values are in the tank compared to how it was 50 years ago when I was born...kids here only know what they have been taught by schools and culture unless their folks were diligent

we now tolerate social ills on a level folks in the 1940s and 50s would have never dreamed of...abortion and illegtimacy and sexualization of younger people just for starters

don't believe the hype that all was evil for women then

i saw an old survey comparative recently that 50 years ago women felt more satisfied with their lives and married couples had more sex then versus today...I think there is a thread on the latter...anyhow sounds good to me...I think women are definitely more conflicted today especially if they have secondary education...their instinct, hormones and egos are in a conflict of culture's making

35 posted on 11/09/2010 9:47:54 AM PST by wardaddy (diversity is only good if you are young and unmarried and chasing women)
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To: UCANSEE2
FEMINIST?


36 posted on 11/09/2010 9:50:13 AM PST by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: wardaddy

I never said anything about it being ok to shun our responsibility as parents to our kids. But technology and women’s rights are something we cannot take back to the 50’s. It’s impossible, therefore we must adapt or risk the Conservative ideology being left behind. The last thing I want is the Leftist ideology taking over this country i so dearly love, therefore I’m willing to adapt to the times and refuse to complain about the state of things today. And make sure my kids are brought up the right way so the next generation has a fighting chance. That’s all I can do on my part.


37 posted on 11/09/2010 9:59:32 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Wee-Weed Up
I never said anything about it being ok to shun our responsibility as parents to our kids

I never said you did. I said our modern culture is rank compared to 50 years ago and having been there I stand by that. What many today think is normal is not and would not have been tolerated then.

38 posted on 11/09/2010 10:06:51 AM PST by wardaddy (diversity is only good if you are young and unmarried and chasing women)
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