Friday, September 19, 2008

Women upset by Palin Pick

New York Sun reported "All of my women friends, a week ago Monday, were on the verge of throwing themselves out windows,"
Unless you liv on the first floor, that procedure is not advised.
an author and political activist, Nancy Kricorian of Manhattan, said yesterday. "People were flipping out. ... Every woman I know was in high hysteria over this. Everyone was just beside themselves with terror that this woman could be our president — our potential next president."
Calm down. The next President will be John McCain. Palin is only his VP. It will be 2012 (or 2016) when she runs for President, against Hillary.
Ms. Kricorian allowed that she was among those driven to distraction, upon occasion, by Mrs. Palin's nomination. "My Facebook status last Monday was, 'Nancy is freaking out about Sarah Palin yet again,'" the writer said.
See your doctor. They have drugs that can help.
A posting on a New York-based Web site for women,, spoke of unbridled anger. "What I feel for her privately could be described as violent, nay, murderous, rage," an associate editor at Jezebel,
Has the Secret Service been informed?
Jessica Grose, wrote just after the Republican convention wrapped up. "When Palin spoke on Wednesday night, my head almost exploded from the incandescent anger boiling in my skull."
Definitely see your doctor. And take your meds.
.... Ms. Kricorian said some of the agitation was because women felt Mr. McCain was pulling off a political trick, using the novelty of selecting a woman to hide her conservative social and religious views.
I don't think either was hidden.
"The women thing is a ruse. ... She was chosen because of the evangelical thing," the writer said. "It's weirdly stealthy that she's not talking about it."
What has she not talked about?
Ms. Grose posited that some of the anger was because Mrs. Palin, a former beauty pageant winner, resembled a high school homecoming queen. "She has always embodied that perfectly pleasing female archetype, playing by the boys' game with her big guns and moose murdering,
moose murdering?????
and that she keeps being rewarded for it," Ms. Grose wrote.

A psychiatrist and conservative blogger, Patricia Santy, said the strong emotional reactions are driven by Mrs. Palin's differing with the left-leaning political agenda of many feminists. "Their entire image of themselves is based on the fact that they are paving the way for women. What do they see? Women getting ahead, women being empowered who don't agree with them," Dr. Santy said.
Ah, ha. The wrong "kind" of women.

1 comment:

Jenn Sierra said...

I'm not one of those women. The Palin pick has been teh highlight of this election season for me.