But, no. Feminist anger against Sarah has exposed the fact that feminism is not about women's success and achievement. If it were, feminists would have been bragging for years about self-made women who are truly remarkable achievers, such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, or former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, or Sen. Elizabeth Dole, or even Margaret Thatcher. Feminists never boast about these women because feminism's basic doctrine is victimology. Feminism preaches that women can never succeed because they are the sorry victims of an oppressive patriarchy. No matter how smart or accomplished a woman may be, she's told that success and happiness are beyond her grasp because institutional sexism and discrimination hold her down.
Yes, Condi, Liz, Carly and Margaret are true bastions of feminist accomplishment. I admit that I have on more than one occasion asked that their Vag Cards be revoked, but now looking at things differently, maybe Phyllis is right. These women have worked to get to positions of power, status and wealth. What is so anti-feminist about that? Instead we hail leaders like Golda Meir, Mother Theresa, Gloria Steinem and Carol Mosely Braun as feminists for their work to eradicate racism, poverty and violence. How biased.
Feminism is all about the Blame Game. Somehow men, who control politics and the economy are the root of what is wrong with society today. Yes, it's always The Men who rape women and start wars. Look at all The Men who are in cabinet positions and heads of state. How narrow has our view become, ladies.
Feminists convey a notion of entitlement, as though they deserve special privileges today because of wrongs in past years that no one any longer can remember, such as women not having the right to vote. The bad attitude of victimhood is indoctrinated in students by the bitter feminist faculty in university women's studies courses and even in some law schools. Victimhood is nurtured and exaggerated by feminist organizations using their tactic called "consciousness raising," i.e., retelling horror stories about how badly some women have been treated until small personal annoyances grow into societal grievances. The feminists resent Sarah because she's the exact opposite of Hillary Clinton. When the liberal media sharpened their knives against Sarah, some chivalrous McCainiacs cried foul about media unfairness, but we didn't hear any whining from Sarah. Sarah has been successful because of hard work and perseverance, not because she's a woman, and she's not going to pull any crybaby act now. Sarah didn't need any Equal Rights Amendment, which Hillary is still promoting even though it was declared dead by the Supreme Court 26 years ago.
Exactly. Sarah has transcended her gender and succeeded. Sarah didn't need a small town to be a big fish, she could have been elected Mayor of New York City for chrissakes. And, Phyllis is right: all those horror stories of slavery, back alley abortions, the denial of voting rights and rampant acceptance of domestic abuse - while important parts of HISTORY - just aren't that bad today. At least not for me. I believe Phyllis when she says this because she was like, totally alive when women finally got the right to vote.
And Gloria Steinem is a whiner. (See Prayer List)
Kudos to Phyllis for pointing out the B.S. that women who are just plain jealous of Sarah are using in their hate campaign against her.