2008 If They Revoked Vaginas…
posted by October 7 at 11:23 AMon
Evidently this has been all over the ladyblogs for the past few days, so if you’ve seen it already, please kindly ignore.
But at a rally this past weekend, the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women announced her support for Sarah Palin.
A few choice segments:
Shelly Mandell, the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin over the weekend in California, speaking not on behalf of NOW but “as an individual, as a woman’s rights activist for 30 years who has worked for all those years to see this day.”
“I know Sarah Palin cares about women’s rights, she cares about equality, she cares about equal pay, and as Vice President she will fight for it. She cares about our children and she cares about women’s lives. She’s an athlete and she knows what Title Nine did for girls like her.”
“America,” Mandell said, “this is what a feminist looks like.”
This, naturally, has caused an outbreak of glee on conservative blogs, where comments like “Finally, an intellectually honest feminist!” abound.
Does Mandell have a brain tumor? No—I’m sorry to demean anyone with a brain tumor. What I mean is, would Mandell care to elaborate?
I wonder which policy of Palin’s Mandell is applauding.
The one where, in order to cut the budget in Wasilla, Palin charged rape victims for their own evidence-gathering exams?
The one where, earlier this year, Palin slashed funding to a program that helps give teenage mothers and their babies a place to live?
The one where Palin forces victims of rape and incest to have the resulting babies?
The one where Palin restricts a woman’s ability to sue her employer for equal pay?
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. No. It’s the fact that Palin is an athlete. Oh, got it. Sorry. Phew. Because I thought Mandell’s support might have been groundless.
Hey, what about an athlete ticket?!! I see… Simpson-Palin! That’s the ticket!
(More on Palin’s policies from ECB here.)