"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Attacks on Ms. Prejean, Attacks on Ms. McCain: Where's the Outrage?
My thoughts, in response to THIS THREAD at The New Agenda:
Wow! This is really something to read. Gay activists attacking Feminists and vice versa.
Look. This is how white male supremacy is maintained. They divide women against blacks, blacks against gays, gays against women….. and in the end … only THEY can unite. There are many, many more of US than THEM. We need to remember that.
White women (even Carrie Prejean) are not the enemies of blacks or gays. Some of us are a bit misguided, IMO. And we may listen to ... or even parrot ... the patriarchy, thinking that they speak for us. It is confusing… to be sure. But, the fact remains... no "Carrie Prejean" has the power to keep another down. Not until she has the power to break through the glass ceiling herself.
At any rate… I call for women (and men) of all colors and sexual orientations to unite and get a grip. No one is free, when others are oppressed. Even if that “other” is Carrie Prejean.
Oh, and I’ll say one more thing.
Laura Ingraham has an effin’ lotta nerve calling anyone out for attacking a woman’s looks. She is the one that called Meghan McCain fat. I think the exact words were “a plus sized model for the GOP.”
Gotcha, Laura. Meghan is pro-gay, so her body is fair game. Carrie is anti-gay… so hers is sacrosanct??
Give me a break.
Moral of the story: Sexism sells, and both sides are using it.