Today I see the Feminist Gloria Steinem has a piece out dissing the Republicans VP candidate, Gov. Sara Palin. That Gloria is not happy with Gov. Palin is of course no surprise, after all She showed up at the republican convention wearing a skirt----and Gloria ,co-founder of Ms. , THE feminist Magazine and the arbiter of just who is and who isn't a proper feminist, couldn't NOT let it be.
In her diss of Gov. Palin, Gloria went off on one of her own personal rants regarding HER concept of what Feminists are all about. and made the following conclusive statement,
"---- American women, who suffer more because of having two full-time jobs than from any other single injustice, finally have support on a national stage from male leaders who know that women can't be equal outside the home until men are equal in it. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are campaigning on their belief that men should be, can be and want to be at home for their children."
I have read that statement a number of times and I have to say, not once have I ever got that impression of "Brick" or Joe. I mean in all of the many bills Obama has introduced in the state senate of Illinoise, or in the last four years in the National Senate---not one of his bills talks to that conclusion reached by Gloria. Now I say that , because I think it really underlines how out of touch Gloria is with todays Modern American Women---which I do believe is very much illustrated today by the example of Gov. Sara Palin.
In this forthcoming national election I think for the first time American Women are being offerred a choice, --do they want as their representative, reflected by a Ivy League educated, proper membership in the just right social organizations (just ask Gloria for the list---they will me mostly centered in the NewYork/Boston area---anything located west of there is ---well just not cosmopolitan enough)-----OR is todays women , a hockey mom, PTA member, raising a family, and holding down a job as well.??
That question is keeping both parties in a tizzy------and regardless of which party wins the election, I think what we are seeing is the death knell of the old line Feminist movement and the onset of a womens movement that is for partnership, and not the old "us versus them" school represented by Gloria and the original founders of the feminist movement.------time will tell. Right now Gov. Palin is drawing monster crowds.