Sarah Palin “Leading the Stampede” of Women
April 10, 2010 by Contributor
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How befitting is it that just days ago, Amy Siskind called on Palin to embrace her gender. This week, she’s begun to capitalize on women’s outrage, and with that she may be painting that once red elephant, pink, all the way to 2012.
Some people wouldn’t put a conservative like Sarah Palin under the traditional feminist category. Then again, is there such a thing as a traditional feminist? Leave it to Gov. Sarah Palin to break any perceived notion. Earlier this week, to a clamoring crowd of thousands, Palin noted that it was “mostly women” who were leading the growing tea party movement and that (referring to a pink elephant campaign button) “Someone better tell Washington that that pink elephant is on the move, and 2010 is shaping up to be the year that conservative women get together and help take back this country.” She alluded to women a couple more times in her endorsement speech of, ironically another woman, Michele Bachmann, who which Sarah said was “leading the stampede!” of women (skip to 3:45)
And today, she criticized Obama for his lack of support of Iran who are “fighting for freedom and women’s rights.”
Is she revising the feminist movement? Making it more inclusive and opening it up to women of differencing political views? She’s certainly in the off sets of doing so, and it might be just what she needs to put her over the edge.