Monday, September 8, 2008

How to talk to Anna Quindlen, if you must

Anna Quindlen, famous author, Newsweek columnist.
Little Miss Atilla, owner of a laptop.

The topic? Feminism and Sarah Palin. Go read the whole thing.

Of course, feminism has always been the prized possession of the most overprivileged women in the world (like Quindlen) and they hate to see it mussed up in the grubby hands of the kind of women who hunt moose and have five babies.

Feminism is one of those status symbols where if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.


  1. Of course, it IS a Mac, and I've been informed by some that that is enough--in and of itself--to qualify me as a "RINO."

  2. "Feminism is one of those status symbols where if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it."

    I wouldn't go that far... but the Leftist, victim-hood feminism espoused by NOW and Quindlen is more about Leftist (Marxist) ideology than it is about women making independent decisions (without respect for the orthodoxy.)

    The feminism that got women the right to work in any occupation she could do wasn't elitist. (Or do you think the women working in the factories in WWII were all high-brow socialites?) And yes, those women were front-line feminists.

    The women who were early truck-drivers. Even today, professional women truck drivers deal with a lot of crap. Or women in the construction trades. Or women in any field where the men don't think they belong (or could possibly be capable.) Most of those women just want to support themselves and their families.

  3. Obviously no one reading this (or writing it, apparently) understands anything about feminism and the rights it seeks to secure and defend, of course one of those being abortion. Another recent one of course being the right to secure the HPV vaccination for minors. I don't know if either of those are directly for those "overprivileged" women but that might make you confront an ugly part of race and/or class (what?! we don't have CLASSES in this country!). Let's just chalk this empty quasi-feminism that everyone is talking about up to just another piece of language that conservatives have reappropriated for their own masses.