Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yes, Feminists KNOW Sarah Palin Is A Woman

I have  new post up at Global Comment. I will get you started and then you will have to go there to finish up.  Thanks Natalia.

As the first woman nominated by the Republican party to the vice presidency, Sarah Palin has achieved a form of celebrity status. It is simply not possible to tune into any news program for an extended period of time without seeing an image of her, or catching a daily sound bite. Publicly we have become obsessed with discussing her virtues and her failures.

Many feminists actively supported Hillary Clinton and so when Palin implied that she could be substituted for Hillary many looked at her credentials and declared her resoundingly anti-feminist. With the introduction of intersectionality, modern feminism has expanded to cover the life experiences of a diversity of women.

No matter what feminist theory one chooses to advocate, each focuses on improving the lives of women through the validation of women’s agency and the affirmation of women’s bodily integrity. When we consider Palins positions from a feminist lens, she is clearly not a feminist.

Some in the media have taken the rejection of Palin by feminists to mean that somehow she is not considered a woman by us.

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Sarah J said...

Excellent article as usual, Renee.

Regarding The Other Boleyn Girl...yeah, that was how I felt. Like yes, you can't change the basic plot, but they certainly didn't make any effort to understand Anne or humanize her.

The Link Back Project said...

Excellent Post!

The Link Back Project said...

I just thought I would pipe back up, because the thought of Palin being a sub for Hillary is silly. Even I know those two women are worlds apart... (Don't tell anyone, but if Hillary would have gotten the nod instead of Obama, I would have voted for her over McCain) But now I am writing in Thomas Sowell!