Goodbye to the Double Standard . . .
edited: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
By Chris the Abducted Alien
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Become a Fan
View this Article
Posted February 27, 2008
Note: This is not my endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I think everyone needs to read both views, and I have lived through many of the comments made by Robin and have even agreed with her many times...but not with her views on Barack Obama however. I am currently in the process of writing a commentary to this article by Robin Morgan...Chris the Abducted Alien.
Robin Morgan wrote "Sisterhood is Powerful." She served as editor-in-chief of Ms. Magazine from 1989-1993.
--When a sexist idiot screamed "Iron my shirt!" at Hillary Clinton, it was considered amusing; if a racist idiot shouted "Shine my shoes!" at Barack Obama, it would've inspired hours of airtime and pages of newsprint analyzing our national dishonor.
How dare anyone unilaterally decide when to turn the page on history (as Obama says), papering over real inequities and suffering constituencies in the promise of a feel-good campaign? How dare anyone claim to unify while dividing, or think that to rouse US youth from torpor it's useful to triage the single largest demographic in this country's history: the boomer generation--the majority of which is female?
Older woman are the one group that doesn't grow more conservative with age and we are the generation of radicals who said "Well-behaved women seldom make history." Goodbye to going gently into any goodnight any man prescribes for us. We are the women who changed the reality of the United States. And though we never went away, brace yourselves: we're back!
Read more...Download this Article