30 September 2010

GOP double standard on female candidates

At a Hillary Clinton primary campaign rally in 2008, some men in the audience shouted, "Iron my shirt!"

And an Ohio GOP newsletter back in April urged voters to "take [Democratic Congresswoman] Betty Sutton out of the House and put her back in the kitchen."

These are clearly sexist remarks.

But those kinds of sexist remarks from the right were nowhere to be found when John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.

And those kinds of sexist remarks from the right are nowhere to be found when Palin rallies for her "mama grizzlies" -- even Christine O'Donnell of Delaware.

In fact, Ralph Reed dubbed this the year of the conservative Woman.

And Cafe Press is selling men's t-shirts that say "Mama Grizzlies Rock".

Apparently, in the world of the GOP, women are to be respected only if they serve up the conservative Kool-Aid.

And that's a much more subtle kind of sexism.

1 comment:

  1. They are very happy to keep you barefoot and pregnant. When someone like Palin comes along, they use her to keep women in line with their ideology. I find it strange over 40 years of evolution into a more equal society, so many want to turn back the clock, maybe they believe the 1950's was a safer time. Not going back there, so they can do that memory lane on their own time.