Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sarah Effing Palin

Sarah Palin is in no way, shape or form a feminist. And I think it's really important to know that before you decide on who to vote for this Tuesday (if you haven't already absentee or early voted). Here are three simple reasons why not:

1. Sarah Palin supports a complete and total ban on women's reproductive rights. She is pro-life, even in cases of rape and incest. I'm sorry, but I think Feminists for Life is a joke of an organization; isn't that kind of like calling a group "Children's Advocates for Deadbeat Dads?"

2. Her husband works for a major oil company that is currently doing drilling in Alaska. She directly benefits (financially) from seeing the world's resources diminished and depleted, and she is pro-destruction of the environment: this flies in the face of ecofeminism.

3. She favors the subjugation of LGBT people. She does not support gay marriage, civil unions or gay adoption and has favored bills that would strip gay couples of many rights straight people take for granted simply because of their sexual orientation, citing that "preserving the family structure is just that important" to her.

3 comments:

Katie Colip said...

I get really upset when people claim that Sarah Palin is making strides for women when, in fact, if elected she will takeaway the rights we've worked to hard to secure. Ugh, having a vagina does not make someone a feminist and that's not why people liked Hillary Clinton.

Carmen said...

I appreciate Katie's comment--and for reminding everyone that it isn't having "woman parts" that makes one a feminist!

Jagyularr said...

On a completely unrelated note, are you guys the ones who tacked those feminist posters all over the sidewalk? They're pretty awesome.