If one wonders how Alaskans feel about the VP choice of the American fundamentalist movement, one might feel that everyone thinks she is wonderful. A saviour of the right. Odd considering that any other woman in her situation would be tarred and feathered for not choosing to stay home and raise the children. Isn’t that what they say is best? Isn’t that why they don’t support daycare initiatives?
Interesting blog post here detailing the background to an anti Palin rally and how the media chose only to highlight the pro Palin crowd.
It is necessary that the media falsely spin this to look like she has the support of the majority of women. The reality is the majority of women do not want anyone else telling them what to do with their bodies. Someone who appears not to believe in the concept of rape at all, even going to the extreme of expecting women to pay for their own rape kits. Most women are perfectly happy to support a pregnant teenage daughter, provide her with an actual choice, support her in WHATEVER that choice is and not parade her around like a walking billboard of their ideology.
Palin says she recognizes that not everyone agrees with her beliefs. Yet she and McCain would choose to foist their culture of tyranny on them nevertheless. This is a common thread with ultra – conservative – fundamentalists, their complete inability to recognize that choice doesn’t change their lives. If some women have abortions or some same sex partners get married it affects their day to day life not at all. Certainly laws which forbid discrimination and blatant hate mongering do. However, a careful reading of the bible also dismisses such behaviour as sinful [the story of the good Samaritan, turning the other cheek and many more examples]and any etiquette book will tell you it is just plain bad manners.
Both the Canadian and American media have much to answer for presenting Harper, McCain, Palin and others like them as though they were just another politician another choice. This is not politics as usual. First they came for the feminists…….