They've changed on that score, to their credit. But at that time, in response to misogynistic practices within the military, editors basically said, "Women shouldn't join the military in the first place." This infuriated me. Women should do whatever they want! They don't have to submit their choices to some feminist-approval board first. And whatever they choose to do, women must have equal opportunity, equal pay, and a safe workplace, free of fear, harassment or assault. We don't have to like every woman's choices. But they have to be treated as fully human and equal citizens.
It doesn't matter how we feel about a person who is the target of bigotry. The bigotry is still wrong.
In that spirit, I blogged about the sexism targeted at Hillary Clinton, who I never would have voted for. In that same spirit, take a look at this, from the excellent ThinkProgress.
Donny Deutsch, host of CNBC's Big Idea, praised Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) as the "new creation" of the "feminist ideal" yesterday on CNBC's Squawk on the Street. "Women want to be her, men want to mate with her. It's as simple as that," he said, adding that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) failed because "she didn't put a skirt on!":
DEUTSCH: There is the new creation that the feminist woman has not figured out in 40 years of the feminist ideal that men can take in a woman in power and women can celebrate a woman in power. Hillary Clinton didn't figure it out. She didn't put a skirt on! […]
She [Palin] talked about energy. Didn't matter! Today everybody's running in circles — we want to have her over for dinner. I trust her. I want her watching my kids. I want her laying next to me in bed. That's the way people vote.
I'll pause here for you to finish vomiting.
Done yet? A little more mouthwash, perhaps?
One more note about this disgusting woman who the disgusting mainstream media forces us to defend. There is no such thing as an anti-abortion-rights feminist.
You can be feminist and feel that you must not terminate your own pregnancy, wanted or not. I've known many women with those beliefs.
But you cannot be feminist and believe that the government, a religious institution, or anyone other than the woman herself should have the final say - or any say! - over what any woman does with her body.
A creature can't be a polar bear and a duck. And you cannot be a feminist and support anti-choice laws. You cannot be a feminist and want to outlaw contraception. These fucking Uncle Tom women should get themselves a new name.
Good story from a few years ago (Lynn Harris again!) about the group I'm not naming.