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Political Holiday Wish List: That Feminists Would Know What A Feminist Looks Like December 10, 2009

Vintage Cover of MS. Magazine

Growing up during the 1970′s persuaded me to swallow the huge bitter slow time released pill of feminism. Housewife bad. Career woman good. Armed with birth control pills and college degrees as women, we marched in step the women’s liberation movement. By the time I was a teenager, something shifted. A good woman could now balance everything– work and family.  Drive a Land Rover to her corporate job in New York City while making Juicy Juice popsicles for her artificially inseminated triplets.  Magazines such as Working Mother went into circulation. Nannies, the Today sponge,  Wonder Bras, Monica Lewinsky, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin…Yes Sarah Palin.

How does feminism solve a problem like Sarah Palin???  A conservative, gun toting candidate for the 2008 vice presidency. She is pro-life, Alaskan governor, five kids, former beauty queen. Has a gorgeous husband who loves her. Mother of a special needs child… What is there not for feminists to like. By all accounts, Sarah Palin is a remarkable woman, living the feminist dream.

Or so one would think…

Sarah’s view of her duties as a politician is surprisingly free of snobbery. Moreover she has the rare ability to actually blend in with her constituents in a way that makes you feel she understands your needs because she has been there.

So why did feminism throw Sarah under the bus for Barack Obama? Because she is conservative that is why.

Remember this is the same movement that took sides with Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky.

Ultimately what is most important to feminists is supporting a leftist agenda and not the true rights of women.

How can women be treated as equals among men when the very movement that claims to support us does not see Republican and conservative women as equals among women?

In the end, we all lose as women.

What is it saying about tolerance and acceptance when the only commemorative postage stamps of great women are liberals? Are we not free to think for ourselves without ridicule from those who share the same genital parts? If Afrocity can be African America and conservative, she can also be a woman and conservative. Right?  If this is true will someone please tell me why I have been given the pink slip from each group. I have been stripped of my gender membership as well as my racial membership cards.

Is This What Feminism Looks Like?This Christmas there will be no visit to Afrocity from the Feminist Santa. Fine!!!

I will not put any tampon shaped cookies and birth control pills by the fireplace for Feminist Santa on Christmas Eve.

Upon being abandoned by my race and gender, I do occasionally read what I am supposedly missing. Just yesterday, I happened upon this review by Ms. magazine of the newest Twilight film New Moon:

New Moon, Same Old Sexist Story

By Carmen D. Siering and Katherine Spillar

Sure, the film New Moon is breaking box office records, and both tween girls and their moms are swooning over pale-faced vampire Edward and hunky werewolf Jacob, who both vie for the attention of our ostensible hero, Bella. Isn’t it romantic?

Well…. with just a moment of critical analysis, feminists can’t be too happy about how the latest episode in the Twilight series, adapted from Stephanie Meyer’s popular books, represents a young woman and her place in the modern world. In fact, the New film is really just more of the same, only worse.

Where director Catherine Hardwicke, who helmed the first Twilight film, subtly tweaked the characters of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), creating a somewhat more equal relationship between them, New Moon director Chris Weitz seems content to let things stand as Meyer wrote them. Edward reverts to his overbearing ways, dictating the direction of the relationship—in this case, ending it—and Bella quite literally lies down and takes it.

In fact, just moments after Edward leaves her, Bella stumbles in the woods and refuses to get up, lying in the muck until a strong, bare-chested man carries her out. Later, we see her sitting in her room, staring out the window, as the months roll by. When she isn’t sitting and staring, she is in bed having nightmares. Very empowering.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, then Sarah Heath, holding the 1980-1981 Wasilla High School Girl's Cross Country Running championship trophy in Wasilla, Alaska.

Ms. give me a break. How do you expect for anyone to take you seriously about the lack of female empowerment in the Twilight series when your writers cannot accept a that a conservative woman running for the office of Vice President of the United States could possibly be empowering to young women everywhere?

Sounds like you are the ones who do not know what a feminist looks like.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

EW!!!!

EWWW

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13 Responses to “Political Holiday Wish List: That Feminists Would Know What A Feminist Looks Like”

  1. SYD Says:

    Word, sister. Word!

  2. mcp Says:

    Can I have an AMEN!!!

  3. IslandLibertarian Says:

    The silence over the treatment of women in Islamic countries is deafening.
    N.O.(L.)W. National Organization of (Liberal) Women.

    • KiloSeven Says:

      Off Topic, but tres importante:
      http://grassrootshealth.net (UCSD Med School) explains the importance of Vitamin D3 to prevent breast cancer, colon cancer, strokes; that doubly so for folks with darker skin and those above 40 degrees north. Let’s keep you healthily conservative for many more years; see your doc and get a vitamin D blood test, and start taking at least 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily.

    • WMCB Says:

      Well, whether you like her politics or not, Hillary has been loud on this one – though the press never reports it. I remember her coming back from a trip to a Muslim country, speaking out on how the women are treated, and saying:

      “This is not custom. This is not culture. This is CRIMINAL.”

      Lots of Republican women speak out, but Hill is one of the few Liberals who is consistent in condemning it, the same way she lit into the Chinese about their women, when her own State Dept was telling her to STFU. She may be a lefty, but she’s consistent in her convictions about how women are treated.

  4. yttik Says:

    Amen, Afrocity! You keep telling it like it is.

    I watched Barbara Walter’s most interesting person special and LMAO when Michelle Obama’s ….arms won.

    That pretty much sums up the left’s version of feminism, of civil rights. You can’t be president, you can’t have full person hood, but you can be a pair of arms in the White House. You can be a uterus in congress. You can have cankles, you can be a pair of Palin legs, you can be a skin color, but heaven forbid you ever try for full person hood. That would be uppity. A whole person of depth and contradictions, who thinks for themselves and is entitled to human rights, forget that. You are simply a pair of legs, or arms, a uterus, a sexual orientation, a skin color, a gender. Never an actual person entitled to be judged by the content of your character.

  5. bob Says:

    I stood in six degree weather for an hour, then three hours inside to get a book autographed by Sarah Palin, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Not that I really cared much about the book, or the autograph, but just to show support.

    She and her husband Todd, what a wonderful looking young pair they are! Got a free T-shirt too!

    I can tell you this, there are a lot of people willing to risk frostbite to get her autograph.

    I think she might be the next President of the United States.

  6. TB Says:

    Totally agree and sent this entry over to my mother and my sister. I hope they really read it.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, AC!

  7. [...] “open” about counter viewpoints.  Then again, they aren’t really that open as AfroCity Brown had pointed out recently.  She also made another great point [...]

  8. Here’s what I want in my next president:

    1) has been against bailouts and increasing power of Federal Reserve; is anti-Fed
    2) knows the economy inside & out; understands what to do
    3) anti-interventionist foreign policy
    4) pro-liberty & property rights; believer in natural law
    5) anti-lobbyist and willing to root out corruption
    6) understands and adheres to the Constitution, especially as pertains to the proper role of the federal government

    I honestly don’t give a ding dong hoot what color or plumbing this person has.

    Lately, feminists groups like New Agenda are coming out and saying we have to support women–any women. I’m puzzled by that. Shouldn’t we support someone based on our ideology, not gender/color ‘preference’?

    I’ll strongly defend Sarah Palin against those who disparage her looks, dress, family, background, etc, but I know she is not a candidate I can support based on ideology.

    • JNeubs Says:

      That is Elizabeth Warren in 2012!

      I agree with you sonicninjakitty!

      It’s about the ideology not the gender or the party.

      Service Peace Love Equality Compassion Laughter Hope

  9. JNeubs Says:

    Are we not free to think for ourselves without ridicule from those who share the same genital parts? If Afrocity can be African America and conservative, she can also be a woman and conservative. Right? If this is true will someone please tell me why I have been given the pink slip from each group. I have been stripped of my gender membership as well as my racial membership cards.

    Afrocity-Obviously you are free to think for yourself and I wonder why you ask the question? And obviously you are a woman and an African American.

    Why do you presume that gender and skin color get you an automatic lifetime membership in any organization? Do you expect to be embraced and accepted by organizations you qualify for just because of your sex and the color of your skin? Why?

    And why do you care about being ridiculed? Who cares what other’s think of your view. Is it about praise for you?

    If these organizations can’t provide you with what you’re looking for why the need to judge them?

    Are you truly interested in understanding first and then being understood? Are you interested in a dialogue and not a lecture?
    I’m still waiting for one of my questions to be answer by you. All have been asked kindly without judgment yet you choose not to respond. Why?

    Help me understand why you consistently choose a path of judgment? Fame? Pleasure? Gain? Praise?

    May Afrocity enjoy happiness and the root of happiness!

    May Afrocity be free of suffering and the root of suffering!

    May Afrocity not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering!

    May Afrocity dwell in the great equanimity free from passion, aggression, and prejudice!

    Service, Peace, Love, Equanimity, Compassion , Laughter & Hope!


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