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Palin means realization of feminist dream

Posted: September 27, 2008 8:15 p.m.
Updated: November 29, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Back in the days when women were burning their bras and demanded equal pay for equal work, I was a feminist.

I wasn’t militant, but I was nevertheless committed to bringing equality to women in America and therefore maintained an active membership in a local chapter of the National Organization for Women. I did some creative fundraising for my NOW chapter in the early 1970s and initiated a rape crisis hotline in the city of Long Beach.

I gave up membership in NOW when our local board was taken over by whining man-haters with a narrow agenda. The final straw for me was the insistence of our lesbian members that it was OK to smooch in the back row. (I don’t care what your sexual preference is; some behaviors are simply inappropriate at business meetings.)

I’m still a strong advocate for women’s rights, but I’m disgusted at the personal attacks from feminist women on Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Isn’t she the epitome of what we all fought for? Sarah is the fruit of our labors those many years ago.
She has it all: a high-powered job, an adoring and supportive spouse, talent in sports, children, friends, respect from her community.

Oh yeah, I forgot. On the downside, she values human life, believes in God, has calendar-girl good looks and a cheery disposition. Sorry, Sarah, that makes you a loser in the feminist handbook.

Today, a woman who employs that feminist-fought right to make choices in her life is considered stupid or inferior if she does not choose to be what liberal feminists want her to be.

What hypocrisy! Play by all of our rules or you’re on the opposing team. Thankfully, Sarah’s focus, discipline and basic good nature enable her to ignore the jeers from fearful, angry, and frankly, envious women.

The outright hostility of American feminists and the extreme left wing in this country is sickening. Get a life! Make someone happy!

Want to know how truly difficult it is for the vast majority of the world’s women? Pick any developing country and take a trip. Odds are, you’ll be grateful to come home to a place where you can walk down the street without a chaperone, go to school, drive a car, vote, wear a bikini, state your opinions, and be whom you choose to be.

I don’t agree with all of Sarah’s policy positions. I don’t share her Christian faith. But I don’t see her as a threat to American women.

On the contrary, she is an inspiration! So say hello to one more college-educated, successful woman who admires Sarah Palin.

She is a breath of fresh air, and I will do what I can to help that breeze blow her and John McCain into office.


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