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Sarah Palin as Superwoman

Posted Sep 07 2008 7:57pm

Sarah Palin has suddenly come out of nowhere, through sheer determination and luck and may possibly become the next President of the United States, the next leader of 'the free world'. Her appeal to women is huge because this almost seems like such a miracle and the temptation is to think she represents what feminists have always sought.

We could say a few great things about her but there is also something that's been really irking us about her. However, we couldn't pinpoint it - let alone articulate it.

Today Adriana showed me an article by Katie Rock about Sarah Palin and this exactly hit the spot of what has been bothering us. It's a really great read. Here are some excerpts;

The criticisms of the vice-presidential candidate in this first high-profile week reflect the problems with a one-size-fits-all version of feminism, which may advocate for working women and rally for an end to the glass ceiling, but expect pro-abortion views, daycare lobbying and liberal thinking to be part of the package.

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