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02 October 2010 @ 08:41 pm
Who Stole Feminism?  
http://www.thenation.com/article/155109/who-stole-feminism

Sarah Palin opposes abortion and comprehensive sex education. While mayor of Wasilla she made sexual assault victims pay for their own rape kits. She also calls herself a feminist. Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell has said that allowing women to attend military academies "cripples the readiness of our defense" and that wives should "graciously submit" to their husbands—but her website touts her "commitment to the women's movement." Pundits who once mocked women's rights activists as ugly bra burners are abuzz over the "new conservative feminism," and the Tea Party is lauding itself as a women's movement...

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mscarytrees on October 3rd, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Feminism has become a joke almost. Any women can claim to be a feminist, regardless of their views. Mainstream feminism has always been a joke and this is the end result of this current era of it, any women can claim to be a feminist nowadays regardless of their views on it.
Mercy Derevko: Pro-Choice Iconparadisekendra on October 7th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Well, eras shift. The right-wing glory will shift away again. Hopefully I will still be alive when the curve goes back the other way. In the mean time, I will still be standing loudly with my banner reminding people of the real feminism. *smiles*