Friday, June 11, 2010

Sarah Palin: start your own damn movement, and leave ours alone  

Your "UGH" moment of the week: Sarah Palin on the cover of Newsweek in all her angelic, feminist, conservative glory.

I said it before, I'll say it again: I refuse to accept Sarah Palin as the face of feminism.

Calling Sarah Palin a feminist is like calling Perez Hilton a queer rights activist. You can't claim to advocate for queer rights when you make blog posts with titles such as "WHEN TRANNIES ATTACK!" just like you can't claim to want the best for women when you oppose their right to reproductive control and are perfectly comfortable with reducing lesbians to second-class status.

How dare she publicly adopt the "feminist" label and distort to some warped, twisted anti-equality anti-woman bullshit, all while acting like she's some kind of savior for women.

I'm all for building inclusive social movements, but I'm not about to roll out the welcome mat for those who are blatantly detrimental to our goals.

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3 comments: to “ Sarah Palin: start your own damn movement, and leave ours alone

  • June 13, 2010 at 8:17 PM  

    I think more feminists need to get angry about this. Sarah Palin is on a mission to ruin the name of Feminism and taint it with conservative bullshit! It is dangerous to young women to have Palin saying she is a feminist because it muddles the true meaning of the movement. That's what this bitch wants, to confuse a generation about the true meaning of Feminism.

  • June 28, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

    Is Palin actually identifying herself as a feminist? I know she can do a lot of damage, but looking on the bright side perhaps the right will stop treating "feminist" as a dirty words. Even if she's not, I see her appeal to the women on the right side of the political spectrum as a sign that those women don't completely buy into the whole "women stay home and raise the kids, men have the authority in the home and EVERYWHERE ELSE!" mentality. Like I said, she could do a lot of damage, but at least there's signs of a faint hope...

  • July 19, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

    First of all, thank you for bringing this to my attention. I hadn't even begun to realize how damaging Sara Palin could be as a feminist poser.

    Secondly, thank you for not only bringing light to this subject but also for shedding light about Perez Hilton. He is definitely NOT a queer rights activist.

    Hopefully, Sarah Palin will never win any majority of any vote, ANYWHERE!