it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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The real sexism really is in the media's treatment of women, and it's exemplified by the Palin/Clinton thing. Where Clinton--whatever else you think of her--is obviously competent, prepared, and capable of extemporizing a complete unmemorized English sentence, she's demonized as unfeminine and a harpy. (But I like harpies!) Palin, on the other hand, wins points for being fragile and over-made-up and flustered, and the pundits are willing to hand her enormous credit for just not sinking her foot in her own mouth up to the knee, even when it's pretty obvious she's reciting memorized sound bites rather than actually answering the question.

Gov. Palin, I'm sorry, but you don't get to play the "I'm just a girl! Don't hit me!" card when you're running for national office.

It breaks my heart, frankly, that she's been raised to believe that the way women get things done is by looking helpless. It breaks my heart more that there are opinionistas who are willing to back her up on that.
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