For me, the past few days have been filled with emo talks, some actual grad school work, and continuing discussion of how much Sarah Palin sucks. I’m beginning to truly loathe the woman, and the fact that she is the only thing anyone is talking about is making me crazy. The editorials are really no longer necessary; everyone with half a brain knows that she is an awful, awful, awful VP choice. Still, I found an anti-Palin site that is worthwhile. It’s called Women Against Sarah Palin (EVERYTIME I try to type her name I type Sarah Plain first. Ha.) and it’s a collection of intelligent and articulate thoughts from women across the country who do not support Palin. Here’s their byline:
On Wednesday, September 3, we sent out an email to 40 friends and colleagues asking them to respond to Sarah Palin’s candidacy as Vice President of the United States. They forwarded the letter to their friends across America. To date, we have received more than 70,000 responses from women of all ages and backgrounds. Below are their voices.
Impressive, right? Here are some of the most provocative responses:
One fine Friday in June 1952, the woman living in the apartment next door to ours left her 2-year-old daughter with a babysitter to have an (illegal, of course) abortion. She came home later that afternoon weak and pale. She developed an infection and did not survive the weekend. I have never forgotten it. Nor has her daughter. Sarah Palin, NO NO NO.
– Marilyn F., 60, Fairfax, VA
I am a lifelong Alaskan. I have been opposed to Palin since she first emerged as a political force in Alaska. I don’t believe her, I don’t trust her and it would be devastating for the entire country to suffer the harm she has already inflicted on Wasilla and Alaska. I’m terrified how our country values how one plays to the media rather than true intelligence and values.
– Mary S., AK
This evening I was out at a restaurant having dinner. Two gentlemen who work on Wall Street sat next to me and started a conversation. They cracked several jokes in reference to Sarah Palin and hunting moose. I questioned them on their meaning of these jokes. Basically, they are both McCain supporters and their main concerns are taxes and staying in Iraq for the oil (no matter that many men and women are losing their limbs, brains and lives over it). They think Sarah Palin is a joke and as one stated “yeah, the women are just eating her up – ha, ha”. I raised the question of “what if McCain dies,” and one of them answered, “that would be scary”. So there is the disrespect – that even men in the Republican party think she’s a joke and just a means to gaining the women’s vote. It’s obvious that she is not qualified and is just a pawn for McCain to win some votes.
– Kathleen D., 48, New York, NY
Take a look at the site, and submit your own response. It feels good to channel your anger into a productive grassroots cause.
Also, take a look at this site, which was online in 2007, well before Palin was selected as McCain’s VP. (Thanks to reader Karly for the tip!)
[Posted by Mallory]
12 responses to “great site: women against sarah palin.”
That anti-Palin site is bogus, and full of lies and distortions, but I understand why some otherwise honest folks would want to believe anything that fits their own political agenda.
If Palin wants to come off as the every women, wholesome Mom while at the same time denouncing contrived threats against her proposed feminist leanings then she should stop playing the gender card as if she is being treated with more disdain than the Republicans did with Hillary. Real equality means you take your shots just like the rest of us.
I could care less about her being a woman, her ability to field dress a moose or how many kids she has. The things that scare me are her positions on a woman’s right to choose, sex education in schools, teaching evolution in schools; all of which she is opposed to. That worries me a hell of a lot more than what sex she is.
It would be nice to see this country mature beyond tabloid journalism and change to focus more on the issues that this country is facing which the repubs are trying to avoid by distracting us with the foolish line of cheap attack … after all, “a pig with a lipstick is still a pig” is a well-known proverb, and both Obama and McCain use it regularly. In fact, McCain used it in reference to Hillary Clinton’s plans….. so, to call Obama sexist (but not McCain?) is certainly a double standard…. one standard for what old white guys can say, and another for young black men? My, my…..
By the way the McPalin stump speech is getting old and the lies has been exposed, it’s starting to smell like fish!
Hi, I agree, that’s a great site.
I have a great idea also. I want to urge all women who feel the way that we do to take it to YouTube. Turn your cameras on yourselves for just a few minutes and speak out about your feelings! Speak out about her lack of qualifications, her horrible policies toward women, the kind of leaders we need and the future we want for our children! If you have contacts, can you pass this idea along?
If they got 90,000 replies in a week, think of how many videos we could hit YouTube with!
Also, if they wanted to make one outlining their support for Barack Obama, that’d be great as well.
“When Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, the city billed sexual-assault victims and their insurance companies for the cost of rape kits and forensic examinations,” USA TODAY
That is DISGUSTING, and IF pregnant forced to keep the pregnancy and relive every moment of that horrible nightmare? Do they charge the families of murder victims for the costs of investigating their loved ones murders? I guess the rape of women is not all that concerning to the good mayor.
I think a 527 should make an ad that says “He(McCain) makes jokes that say women enjoy being raped by apes; she would then bill them for the rape kit …” These people should be ashamed of themselves!!
God help us all if these 2 are elected..
By the way Alaska routinely has the nation’s highest rate of sexual assault…
I find it disgusting that women are so full of hate towards each other. How are we to better ourselves if we do not support each other? I am not saying to vote for Sarah Palin. What I am saying is that we, the women in the world, need to be each other’s shoulders to lean on and learn from each other to make the world a better place for our daughters. Bashing each other will not help.
Jessica, I might agree with you if I thought Sarah Palin was deserving of our support. Just because she is a woman doesn’t mean we should be proud of her. In fact, Palin’s views on almost every issue are opposite mine, and I don’t think the fact that she has a vagina nullifies that. It seems to me that Palin would send us back several decades in the department of women’s rights, making the country far worse for our daughters. Let’s support the women who are truly deserving of our support — people like Hillary Clinton — who would actually make changes that are worthwhile.
It seems that now a whole group of women in this country not only have penis envy, they also suffer from Sarah Palin envy. My daughters claim I wouldn’t support a woman for President because I think Hillary is a cheating lying lunitic. Well, I would gladly support Sarah for president or Condi Rice!!
I totally disagree with everything you’re saying. Sarah Palin is much more qualified to be VICE president than Obama is to be PRESIDENT. She was mayor of a city, small yes, but a city, next moving on to the whole state of Alaska! Yes, it may have a smaller population than, say, Washington, but she ran a state! Obama, however, was a community organizer. And when he said his hardest decision he ever faced was voting against the war, it was a lie. When it came time to vote on whether or not we went to war, he was in the Illinois Senate, and therefore did not get a vote! Please fill me in on what he has accomplished other than write a book and graduated. And what about his associations? He was going to a racist, America-hater’s church for 20 years??? If I had even heard that my pastor said something like anything Jeremiah Wright said, I would’ve been out of there in no time! And what about Bill Ayers? Obama’s political career started at the guy’s house! C’mon people! Is this really the guy you want to be in office???
John McCain, however, was in the Vietnam war! And when he was given the choice to be released, he said no because one of his men had been captured before him. McCain, because he said no, went through severe torture. He can’t use a computer because of how many times they broke his arms.
And on his choice of Palin as his VP, I boldly applaud him. She’s pro-life, against gay marriage, has run a state, and has a great idea for oil! Drill! Hello!!! Alaska is a huge source of oil and so is off-shore. Anyway, she has more experience and I think she is definitely more trustworthy than Obama.
you are a dirty, dirty whore. go back to doing your lame ass inapplicable studies that will get you nothing more than a mid level mngmt desk job down the road.
Messenger: All you’ve said about McCain is that he was tortured and can’t use a computer. I’ll take the well-written, well-educated community organizer any day.
Jay: Really? 13 years of Catholic school screwed with my head too much for me to ever be a whore, and if you ever find me working a mid-level management desk job, mock away. It’s not gonna happen.
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