The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"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
Monday, May 4, 2009
The Lefty Blogosphere Begins to Wake Up About Sexism (Well, Sort Of.)
I realize it will be a slow, tedious process. And we won't likely get any real concessions about the matter until Sarah Palin is safely packed away and discredited as a future presidential candidate. But it does appear that the Lefty Blogosphere is beginning to awaken to the part that it's members played in the blatantly misogynist, sexist coup of 2008.
It is of no consolation to me that our, perhaps, number one women's ally in the world, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has been effectively silenced. As she spouts Obama policy, and tries to play nicey nice with his breast groping, frat boy administration.
"By all accounts, Mrs. Clinton has worked hard to be a good soldier in an administration run by the man she spent much of last year trying to defeat."
Indeed she has. And, I'll just say, it is a little more than concerning to hear her parroting catch-phrases like "Moderate Taliban." That one will come back to haunt Ms. Clinton, I'm afraid. But, worse... it demonstrates the degree to which Mr. Obama's fantastical ideas about militant Islam are pickling the brains of formerly intelligent and reasonable statespeople.
A scary situation, to be sure.
I guess what I can take away from all this is.... the Lefty Bloggers I used to respect, but came to disdain, are "waking up to sexism in the primaries" just as their Candidate's Secretary of State has decided to sip some of the kool-ade they are so intoxicated with.
But they won't be waking up to the sexism in the general election any time soon. Because Mrs. Palin won't be tipping the glass, so to speak.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.