The other day I was busily fomenting extremism and evil by home schooling my child and I ended up having to take a break in order to partake in an even further act of extremism:
Telling the Truth.
I noticed two leftist feminists unwittingly, as always, exposing themselves as being anti-woman useful idiots for the left. They were spreading lies and misinformation regarding the apparently super-frightening Sarah Palin and all women like her: you know (cue ominous music), conservative, pro-life women. I giggled at first, because it was rather amusing that it took two of them to write one tripe-filled article.
The two alleged writers, Anna Holmes of Jezebel and author Rebecca Traister, started from the premise that the left needs a “Palin of their own.” As usual for the left, everything is boiled down to gender identity politics. However, they failed miserably at their goal, due to being the perpetual victims that they are. Instead, they only exposed why leftist feminism is not only unnecessary, but also unwanted.
Let’s break down their idiocy, shall we? See, I’m willing to offer a dose of reality in response to each of their delusions. I’m good and helpful like that because, as a conservative, I believe that charity begins at home. The intelligent-deficient need aid, too.
From the start, the authors exposed their true agenda. A Palin of “our” own. Everything is about the collective with the left. They fail to realize that Sarah Palin is an individual. A person. And individuals support her, for various reasons, none of which have to do with her fancy womb. Rather, they support her for her conservative principles and her willingness to take on issues head on, without couching them in politically correct and “let’s all get along ” meaningless rhetoric. She stands up for things, unlike the current President (who never stands up for anything.) Admittedly, it is hard for him to stand up, because he’s usually too busy bowing down.
The authors further exposed their own sexist beliefs by saying that Sarah Palin was “chosen by Mr. McCain’s campaign strategists as a cynical rejoinder to the ill-starred presidential bid of Hillary Clinton.” Oh, yes, McCain chose Palin as a “cynical rejoinder” and so that he could attract disgruntled Hillary supporters. Funny, but I don’t remember any articles saying that Obama picked Biden as a “cynical rejoinder.” Nor to attract old white plagiarists with doll hair.
They continued “Ms. Palin, in turn, has been making a greedy grab at claiming feminism as her own”. At least two points should be made in response to this tripe. First, Sarah Palin is a happily married mother who is not ashamed of being so. I doubt she’d be offended if they had used the proper “Mrs.” honorific, as opposed to “Ms.” Second, and more importantly, it’s not a “greedy grab for feminism.” It’s an unselfish grab for freedom,for our children and future generations. After decades of trying to hold women to a Stepford-feminist lock box, we’ve had enough. Empowerment for everyone—male or female—is found in individuality and in freedom, not in gender identity boxes.
Women need not be excluded and shoved to the side, set to task with busy work issues. Nor should they be relegated to walking in Stepford-feminist lockstep, as the left wants. Women are people and our goals are the same as men’s. This is why Sarah Palin is dangerous to them: she confuses them. They don’t understand her, nor do they understand the people who do. They are used to the breed of faux-feminist femisogynists; women whose meme is to whine. Women who have an overwhelming need to be a victim. And, like children, when they are confused, they lash out and throw temper tantrums. They then end up unmasking their true agenda, which is not one of concern for women. To the contrary; leftist feminists actually use women, solely as a way to further a far-left agenda.
Holmes and Traister ultimately smoked themselves out with the following: “And despite (or because of) their continuing obsession with Ms. Palin, they have done nothing to stop an anti-choice, pro-abstinence, socialist-bashing Tea Party enthusiast from becoming the 21st Century symbol of American women in politics.”
Of course, the authors immediately resurrected the tired old anti-choice line. Those not blinded by leftist ideology understand that “liberation” is not achieved in the form of the sanctioned killing of our unborn children, as the femisogynists like Holmes and Traister would have women believe. Moreover, they openly admitted that they believe Socialist-bashing is bad. You know why? Because, they lie: Feminism is not about women. The modern day feminist movement has always been about a leftist, socialistic agenda. Feminists are useful idiots in service of this agenda only.
That ends now. Women everywhere, in all walks of life, are fed up with leftist feminists. We are sick and tired of how they claim to speak for women, all while pushing agendas that are in actuality harmful to all, including women. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, epitomizes what feminism once was before the word was bastardized beyond all recognizable meaning by the left: the true empowerment of women as individuals and not just gender identified focus groups. Feminism is neither needed nor wanted on the right because the right already practices that.
You, Holmes and Traister, will never have a “Palin of your own” because you don’t understand that concept. Nor do you understand the concepts of freedom, individuality and true empowerment. You can keep Steinem and her ilk.
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it; women need feminists like fish need bicycles. That’s your legacy, Gloria Steinem.