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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

wednesday humor

sarevil changes feminist history to make it HERstory conveniently for HER of course (goddess, that woman is a gift that just keeps on keepin' on)

How Palin Flunks Feminism
The governor-turned-reality-TV-star’s new book dives into feminist history—distorting and misunderstanding it every step of the way.

by Michelle Goldberg Info

In some ways, it’s a good thing that Sarah Palin calls herself a feminist. It means that, even among conservatives, women’s equality has become a normative position, the starting point for debate. It means that feminism has gone from something that the right wants to destroy to something it wants to appropriate. That’s progress, of a sort.
 But reading Palin’s new book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag, it’s clear that in order to claim feminism as her own, she’s had to radically distort its history. In a chapter on feminism that’s sure to be widely discussed, she mischaracterizes the views of nearly every historical feminist she mentions.
Sometimes she does it to defame them, other times to make it seem as if they shared her ideology..............

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