Women Against Sarah Palin

A Web site sharing what thinking women think.

The other day, I got an e-mail message from a friend. She doesn’t usually forward political e-mails, but she had a lot of respect for the two women who’d written what she forwarded, so she sent it on rather apologetically.

The e-mail message was an appeal to women to share their thoughts on why Sarah Palin was a bad choice to be “one heartbeat away from the presidency. E-mails sent to a certain address would be put on a new blog. I shared my thoughts.

Women Against Sarah PalinThe following day, a Twitter friend linked to the resulting Web site, Woman Against Sarah Palin. I stopped by this morning to read what a few of the women had written. There were hundreds of comments from all over the country and none of them were positive.

The main thought of the site’s founders is summarized in their “Profile”:

We are not in the habit of criticizing women in the public sphere, as we usually feel we should support our female compatriots with as much encouragement as we can. However, Sarah Palin’s record is anti-woman. Feminism is not simply about achieving the power and status typically held by men. It’s about protecting and supporting the rights of women of all classes, races, cultures, and beliefs. Palin’s record and beliefs do not align with this. She was chosen by John McCain specifically because he believes that American women will vote for any female candidate regardless of their qualifications. He is wrong.

This echoes my sentiments exactly. I’m actually quite insulted by the choice — as if picking a woman as a running mate is enough to get the female vote.

But what’s scaring me most is that it seems to be working among some women. And that’s why I hope people will read what’s on this site. Don’t be fooled by a skirt and a lipsticked “hockey mom.” She was chosen not for her qualifications but for her ability to pump up McCain’s campaign. Do you really want someone with her background to be one heartbeat away?

Visit Woman Against Sarah Palin and see what the women there are saying.

3 thoughts on “Women Against Sarah Palin

  1. Wow! I guess that whole “you’ve come a long way baby” thing is over eh? Women line up behind Hillary Clinton simply because she has a pair of breasts and espouses socialism and it’s yeah for women! No one condemned the women who were voting for her beacuse SHE is a woman.

    Now comes Sarah Palin. She has the same breasts but is not a socialist. Hmmmmmmm. Shame on you Sarah Palin. How dare you not speak of raping the American taxpayer to redistribute wealth in a “neighborly” fashion. How dare you not support a womens right to choose even though by the time she has gotten pregnant she has made several BAD choices! So much for personal responsibility. It’s old fashioned, and not politically correct to be responsible is it? How dare you demand a drill at home policy to stop lining the pockets of Arab nations. Who cares if TRULY alternative fuel vehicles are no where near being able to be produced and or even fueled for that matter. Hybrids are NOT alternative fuel products!!! In 1986 Honda made the CRX and it got 55 miles to the gallon. The best Hybrid out there won’t even come close!! Besides, we are forever addicted to fossil fuel whether we like it or not. You could get rid of every gas burning vehicle on the planet and we will still need oil!

    Sarah Palin will be the first woman president, and as a former male chauvenist pig I could not be more thrilled! Brack Obama picked the loser Joe Biden to “pump up” his campaign and it simply applied the brakes. He is a do nothing, can’t carry one single State, HACK of an elected official and Obama made the worst mistake of his political career by picking him. On the other hand you have to give credit where credit is due, and McCain for all of his WTF, has picked a winner in Sarah Palin.

    To be honest it will be a pick of the lesser of two evils this November as I am a firm believer in the Independence Manifesto, which says, more government means less freedom.

    For those of you who hold that a government that brought you the IRS, the horror that is Social Security, Medicade, the FDA, ( over 750,000 Rx deaths and counting, why isn’t anyone protesting that!) and simply prints money as if it were for Monopoly and cripples the American economy is the answer to your prayers………..good luck with that. There is no Democratic utopi and there is no Republican utopia. The is an American utopia but it started with LIMITED government, and their ONLY purpose was to ensure the rights of the FREE who governed themselves.

    I will end with a story:

    For the person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight for, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. The end

    That which you resist persists. Indian Dhasa

  2. Maria,

    As you’ve noted before – another poorly written pile of hogwash in the “take-it-or-leave-it” mode. Medicade – sheesh!

    Mark R.

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