Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hate To Say I Told You So...

Back on Aug 27th I wrote:

This isn't a hard call, but I bet self described feminists won't vote for McCain/Palin and help Palin become the nation's first woman president in four or eight years because she is not a "real" woman by their standards.
Right on cue, stereotypical feminist Wendy Doniger, Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago’s Divinity School proves me correct with this perspicacious observation:

Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman. The Republican party's cynical calculation that because she has a womb and makes lots and lots of babies (and drives them to school! wow!) she speaks for the women of America, and will capture their hearts and their votes, has driven thousands of real women to take to their computers in outrage. She does not speak for women; she has no sympathy for the problems of other women, particularly working class women.
Pretense? Cynical? Are we to pay any attention at all to the pernicious musings of a Professor of Religious History, who seems, paradoxically, entirely immune to the lessons of both religion and history? A woman who denies another's muliebrity simply because the other chooses to live a life of faith, family and service? I thought the feminist mantra for to past thirty five years was choice, I guess that only applies to women who do what they're told.
Not to get bitchy or anything, but I think Wendy is a little peeved that Sarah has hipper specs. Not that appearance, grooming or attractiveness have any bearing whatsoever to a persons dignity, person-hood and value.

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