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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 11:05 AM
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How Dare Sarah Palin and Other Anti-Woman Conservatives Call Themselves Feminists? (Alternet)
NOTE: What I've posted below is just a short excerpt, use the link to read the entire piece.

How Dare Sarah Palin and Other Anti-Woman Conservatives Call Themselves Feminists?
By Amanda Marcotte

Its a debate thats been raging ever since Sarah Palin made her absurd "mama grizzlies" comments praising conservative women as the "real feminists." Palins disingenuous claim that women can be feminists while opposing basic feminist ideas kick-started a surge of conservative, anti-feminist women insisting that feminists unfairly exclude conservative women from feminism...

...Real feminists find themselves unimpressed with the notion that there can be a feminism based around rich, powerful women passing policies that destroy the possibility of equality for all other women in the country. Nowhere in the centuries-old definition of feminism is there a phrase explaining that equality is only for rich, white, straight, married mothers with conservative politics. That Michele Bachmann has the same right as James Inhofe to trot out a particularly loony kind of right-wing nuttery doesnt do much for the vast majority of American women, who have the same needs they always did for equal pay, equality at home, bodily autonomy and freedom from violence...
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 12:47 PM
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1. It's Standard Procedure--The Big Lie
See Orwell, Goebbels, Soviet Union, etc. Also, Reagan, Bush, Bush, and Clinton (both of them).
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 02:18 PM
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2. Ironically..I think Limpballs coined the perfect phrase for the likes of Palin and her
followers....THEY are the feminazis.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 02:37 PM
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3. I guess I will have to
refer to myself as a Progressive Feminist or an Unreconstituted Feminist.

Palin, etc. are neo-con Feminists. They're here to oppress other women into doing as they feel is right.
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