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Sarah Palin — Not a Real Woman September 14, 2008

Posted by Michael in News.

In my view, Sarah is intolerable to many because she has radically upended the definition of “feminism” in a way that appeals to many ordinary working women and mothers (like Mrs. Michael), but disempowers many others who, heretofore, have blithely presumed to speak for women.

Left-wing feminists have a hard time dealing with strong, successful conservative women in politics such as Margaret Thatcher. Sarah Palin seems to have truly unhinged more than a few, eliciting a stream of vicious, often misogynist invective.

On Salon.com last week, Cintra Wilson branded her a “Christian Stepford Wife” and a “Republican blow-up doll.” Wendy Doniger, religion professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School, added on the Washington Post blog, “Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman.”  [Emphasis supplied.]

That right there is the problem.  Never mind that millions of guys like me think she is a MILF.  Never mind that she has deployed her feminine wiles to become an undeniably skilled veteran of hardball politics.  Never mind her obvious commitment to her family, and her role as a mother.  She can’t be a real woman if she does not conform to the political orthodoxy of the feminist establishment.  She repudiates their values, and they repudiate her uterus.

You’d think that, whether or not they agree with her politics, feminists would at least applaud Mrs. Palin as a living example of one of their core principles: a woman’s right to have a career and a family. Yet some feminists unabashedly suggest that her decision to seek the vice presidency makes her a bad and selfish mother. Others argue that she is bad for working mothers because she’s just too good at having it all.

In the Boston Globe on Friday, columnist Ellen Goodman frets that Mrs. Palin is a “supermom” whose supporters “think a woman can have it all as long as she can do it all . . . by herself.” In fact, Sarah Palin is doing it with the help of her husband Todd, who is currently on leave from his job as an oil worker. But Ms. Goodman’s problem is that “she doesn’t need anything from anyone outside the family. She isn’t lobbying for, say, maternity leave, equal pay, or universal pre-K.”

Read the rest at WSJ.com


1. skinbad - September 15, 2008

I love her voice. I love how she drops “g”s as easily as she drops moose at 100 yards.

2. Mare - September 15, 2008

My husband is going to be pissed when he finds out I’m not a real woman.

3. BrewFan - September 15, 2008

Michael, what happened to the blogroll?

4. nicedeb - September 15, 2008

The real reason they fear and loathe her? Real women identify with her, and want to emulate her.

5. Dave in Texas - September 15, 2008

I think both sides, McCain to a lesser extent perhaps, but some, underestimated the cultural phenomenon that Palin has become.

Which is why the attacks are going to increase. If Obama can keep his mouth shut about it, it will help him. If he keeps getting pissy and keeps talking about her, it continues to diminish him.

6. mesablue - September 15, 2008

It has sure made the race here in Michigan more interesting. Even with the Kwame mess, Palin is all the Dems talk about. The radicals are already promising riots if we “steal” the election from Obama.

7. Michael - September 15, 2008

#3 Brew, there’s a WP forum on this. It’s some kind of caching issue that’s affecting a limited number of WP sites. Apparently WP can fix it pretty easily. I’ve put in a trouble ticket for IB.

8. Wickedpinto - September 15, 2008

I’m not the one who can fix it, I think it was Xbrad who knows the mechanics of it.

9. keeskennis - September 20, 2008

You either have no kids, no clue, or none of the above. Believe it or not, kids will venture beyond what we as parents teach them.

Left wingers never fail to humor and amaze me. But you are fun to watch and try and make sense of. It’s sort of like going to the zoo, minus the intelligent primates.Sarah palin might be a woman that you would not like to associate with.
I grant you that.
There allways is a BUT.
My lib readers Libby, Stu, Dof and others are required to leave the party now, or give a powerfull rebuttal.

This moose shooting woman has entered my life as you guessed it ” a Moose Shooting Woman” (for president in 2012)

Fuck, I am not even voting in this contest.

I woke up yesterday and by the time I was awake for 11 minutes I felt like I had been punched in the gut several times after reading on several conservative blogs how Sarah Palin, McCain’s VP pick, is such a great feminist role model. After doing some research on this woman whom I’ve never even heard of before it became abundantly clear–Not only is Sarah Palin not a feminist, she is as anti-woman as Bush and McCain combined. That is the reason why McCain picked her; not because she is a woman and he wanted to be underhanded (which he totally did,) but because she’s a Republican, conservative man who just happens to be in a woman’s body.

If I punched you in the gut you silly cow you would not have lived.
Not that I would evah punch a woman.

Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old, unmarried daughter of Sarah Palin, is pregnant. Although she plans to keep the baby and marry the father, her immoral shortcoming is still clear for the nation (and world) to see. Is it possible that her very busy, avowedly-feminist mother, the governor of Alaska and presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate, could have made a moral difference, had she been more available for her daughter?

With this in mind, it is sobering that, among the thousands of conservative pundits praising John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate, no one is asking a very important question: Does America really need a feminist in the White House?

Whoever you are or were, you are a stupid cunt.

Feminist author Gloria Steinem, who calls the speech “down-home, divisive and deceptive,” shreds Sarah Palin’s record as governor and all but declares her unfit to serve as vice president. Yet Steinem doesn’t fault Palin as much as she does the man who picked her:

The culprit is John McCain. He may have chosen Palin out of change-envy, or a belief that women can’t tell the difference between form and content, but the main motive was to please right-wing ideologues; the same ones who nixed anyone who is now or ever has been a supporter of reproductive freedom.

Gloria come and suck my gardener’s dick, please, OK, not so.

When I saw that John McCain had picked Sarah Palin as his running mate this morning, I was on the elliptical trainer, and my rage propelled me to the most furious workout I’ve had in a while.

It’s always exciting to see women enter the political fray at higher levels. But a lot of feminists out there, are appalled by the cynicism and condescension inherent in this choice. It’s as though the McCain camp believes our irrational she-hormones will lead us, like sheep, to pull the lever for any candidate who looks like us–even if she has a strong record, as Palin does, of standingagainst women’s interests.

As Vanessa blogged last month, Bill Kristol was claiming McCain would pick Palin — and that would prove that Republicans are “much more open to strong women.” Frankly, that’s bullshit. Republicans are more open to a certain type of woman — one who is strongly against things like equal pay, universal health care, and reproductive freedom. In other words, the party is pro-woman-candidates, as long as they enact anti-woman policies.


I do love my freedoms and I do love my Pumkin who’m I have married.

Yet young (44) Sarah awakes in me a certain something.

It is almost as having Vman visit you as a woman .

Crazy shit.

In anticipation.

10. keeskennis - September 20, 2008

If you have a bigger Fanny/Dick than me, just say so and I F O, OK.

11. Dave in Texas - September 20, 2008

keeskennis, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this blog is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

12. Michael - September 20, 2008

Dave, did you actually read the whole thing? Dang.

13. Cathy - September 20, 2008

There is good news.

Fuck, I am not even voting in this contest.

14. lauraw - September 20, 2008

Crazy shit.


Little tip: Anti-psychotic meds? Every day, friend. Don’t be skippin’.

You have to take that stuff every day.

Welcome to Innocent Bystanders. Please swing by whenever you’re feeling lonely. We like you and accept you.

15. BrewFan - September 20, 2008

Wow! I await wickedpinto’s rebuttal…

16. Russ from Winterset - September 20, 2008

Holy Shiite! That’s gonna be the end-all be-all of Thunderdome Matches! Wickedpinto vs. Keeskennis.




17. TattooedIntellectual - September 20, 2008

Awww, I think y’all are being mean to WP. He’s at least a smidge more coherent than that (sometimes).

18. geoff - September 20, 2008



I wonder if there’s a way to boost the efficiency there…

19. Dave in Texas - September 20, 2008

I just coughed up something that looks like it could live on its own, with no outside help, for a week or more.

I feel like crap.

20. Michael - September 20, 2008

If you have a bigger Fanny/Dick than me, just say so and I F O, OK.

Well, I know my dick is bigger than yours, and I strongly suspect my ass is bigger than yours just based on the fact that you mentioned being on an elliptical trainer. See, I’m kinda devoted to what people call a “sedentary lifestyle.” So, even if you have a pretty ample female ass, I’ll bet my male ass is bigger.

But you don’t have to F.O.

As Laura says, welcome to Innocent Bystanders. We’re not a very judgmental audience. Feel free to join us any time. Maybe take your meds first. And convert to Pure Lutheran Doctrine.

I feel like crap.

Aww, Dave feels like crap and is appealing to his intertube buddies for understanding and sympathy.

Dave, stop acting like a pussy. Man up and quit the whining. Sheesh.

21. Cathy - September 20, 2008

I just coughed up something that looks like it could live on its own, with no outside help, for a week or more.

Ahh. Poor Sweet Dave! Sorry you feel bad, Puddin.

*looks over shoulder to see if Michael’s gettin’ jealous again*

22. Dave in Texas - September 20, 2008

Aw shucks, I’ll be all right. Thanks Cathy.

23. Michael - September 20, 2008

I’m not jealous. No sirree Bob. I just wish that Dave would stop acting like such a wuss. Does that man have no pride?

24. lauraw - September 21, 2008

I just coughed up something that looks like it could live on its own, with no outside help, for a week or more.

Wrap it up in a blanket and feed it, see if you can keep it going. You can claim it as a dependent.

Sorry you don’t feel well Shmoopie.

I’m making a big pot of my Chicken-cardamom soup next weekend. If you’re still ill, I’ll pour some in an envelope and mail it to you.

25. Dave in Texas - September 21, 2008

Soup would be nice. Thank you very much.

26. Cathy - September 21, 2008

Chicken Cardamom… sounds wonderful, Lauraw!

I just coughed up something that looks like it could live on its own, with no outside help, for a week or more.

I was going to ask you what color it was, Dave, but I didn’t want anyone to accuse me of being a racist.

27. Wickedpinto - September 21, 2008

I can’t deliver on that scale anymore. Most of my stories he been told, and I don’t get motivated like I used to.

Keens did done deliver.

I wonder if there’s a way to boost the efficiency there

Huh?! What?

28. Dave's Loogie - September 21, 2008

Its not easy being green.

29. Jersey - December 27, 2008

It’s interesting to debate whether or not Palin is a feminist (there are pro-life feminists in history, conveniently ignored). However, it’s ignorant to claim she is not a woman.

She is a woman. She’s also a successful woman. She went to school, got her degree, became governor, has a family, and didn’t take the life of her special-needs child. If she waved flags and cheered for stopping human heartbeats, you’d “grant” her back her womanhood? Who are you people?

Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old, unmarried daughter of Sarah Palin, is pregnant … her immoral shortcoming is still clear for the nation …. The governor of Alaska … could have made a moral difference, had she been more available for her daughter?

How is that fair? The abortion industry and its sexual revolutionaries insist that A) all minors should have sex often as a form of expression and speak candidly about the details, and B) parents have to butt out of minors’ lives from age 8 upward. How do those teachings jive with a left-wing person making snarky comments that her pregnancy was something her mother could have stopped? Our children hear from rich organizations about fisting, underage sex, and the importance of bucking parents’ rights to parent. Yet you think Palin should have (without, er, butting in, of course) put a stop to the very behavior supported by left-wing people, in order to spare her daughter the smirks that left-wing people reserve for pregnant girls?

There are right-wing crazy folk out there, no lie. But the left-wing mainstream people betray their ridiculousness every second.

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