Feminists Expose Themselves...

@ParaTed2k (21800)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
September 3, 2008 10:27am CST
For decades now, Feminists have been pushing the idea that women can have it all. They shouldn't have to trade their goals and dreams for a husband and children. They have encouraged women to get involved in politics, education, business, the military or whatever they choose to do. They have fought for Freedom of Choice for women... ... Unless the woman makes the "wrong choice". Apparently, if the woman makes the wrong choice then she "should be at home raising her kids", "she's a barbie doll", or a "trophy". All the things that Feminists have told us that it's sexist to say about women. What is the "wrong choice"? Sarah Palin is a great example of a woman who made the "wrong choices" in life, according to Feminism. It doesn't matter if her resume is the embodiment of what the Feminists have claimed to fight for for decades now. "You've come a long way baby" doesn't apply to her. The fact is, according to Feminists, Freedom of Choice isn't the goal, but Freedom to Choose to be Liberal... more importantly, Freedom to be Pro Abortion. So all the talk about free thinking, the free exchange of idea, equality for women are a lie. It's all about control of women, but I guess as long as it is THEM controlling the women, it's ok. It's nothing but the same old, Think Like Me, or Shut up! That's right, Feminists are just another group of people who want to keep women "in their place".
6 responses
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
4 Sep 08
No matter which way you look at it there are double standards all over the place with this. While I don't consider myself to be a full on feminist I do consider myself to be for female rights and that just happens to include a woman's right to choose an abortion if that is what she wants or needs. Now I don't think that necessarily makes me pro-abortion as I don't like them, don't think they should be used as birth control, and wouldn't have one myself unless my life were on the line. But I do think there is a double standard with many republicans. If Palin were on the other side of the fence being picked for VP for the dem side should would be being ripped apart by many of the conservatives that are sitting here right now telling everyone they are all for her. Conservatives to me are the ones that tend to stand for the moms being at home with the kids while the dads go out to work. And especially with her having a special needs child I think a lot of conservatives would be bashing her like crazy for going for the VP role. But since she is on their side all we hear is "Oh leave her family life out of this". Well if I'm not mistaken when she was announced as McCains running mate her family life and the fact that she had a special needs baby was almost used as a selling point. And now that it's being used against her conservatives are backing up saying we need to leave her family out of it. Sorry but you can't have it both ways.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
4 Sep 08
If all that you said were true then why didn't these attacks happen against Hillary Clinton? She was attacked of course, but never because she was a woman. Not by the republicans. In fact I constantly heard republicans talk about how they wanted a woman president, just not her. Nobody ever said she should be in the kitchen or at home. Yes I know she doesn't have 5 children, but Nancy Pelosi does and again, republicans have left her alone. Republicans only attack her on her inability to do her job without ever bringing her children into the equation.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
4 Sep 08
True but Pelosi and Clinton don't have an infant with special needs at home either.
@ParaTed2k (21800)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
4 Sep 08
I can't think of a single time when Conservatives said that this or that politician/mother should be staying home with the kids. While many of us do consider it the role of the mother, most of the conservatives I know don't think of that as a political point. However, I can think of republican double standards, so even if this example isn't the best one, your point is valid. The reason I say that Feminists Expose Themselves here is, Sarah Palin is the living embodiment of what Feminism has claimed as their goals for women for decades now. I think Feminists could forgive her for being Republican, but I doubt they could live with the FIRST female VP being one. The one actual issue that sends the "Feminist" groups over the edge though, is the one you brought up. Abortion is their religion, and a woman who isn't "pro choice" is blasphemous to their god.
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@soooobored (1187)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I have always had a hard time subscribing to feminism for this reason! There may have been a time when women needed to act one way versus another, take one for the team to push the movement forward. But that's over! Women have won the right to think and act however they see fit, and now feminists jump on women for their ideals??
@ParaTed2k (21800)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
3 Sep 08
True, because for them it has nothing to do with women and everything to do with pushing their own ideals on everyone. The fact is "Freedom" and "Choice" never entered their heads.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
3 Sep 08
And that type of behavior is what lead Rush Limbaugh to dub them "feminazis".
• United States
5 Sep 08
oh yea, Rush Limbaugh is someone to really be looking up to
• United States
3 Sep 08
Where do I have to go to see the "Feminists exposing themselves"?
@ParaTed2k (21800)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
3 Sep 08
Ick! Would you really want to see Rosanne, Hillary or Gloria Steinham exposing themselves? lol
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
3 Sep 08
ParaTed, That adds new meaning to the word--PUUULEEESSE!! I really didn't need that horrific mural plastered indelibly to my brain! ROFLMAO!
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• United States
3 Sep 08
I just assumed you meant 'young hot feminsts' not 'famous feminists'.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I love when the truth about liberal feminists rears its ugly head. Have you realized that it's been women, not men on these forums saying she should stay home and raise her kids instead of running for office? In fact, I can't name a single man on these forums who's said that. Now obviously not all the liberal women here are saying such things, but certainly a very vocal group of them. Nobody seems to mind that Nanci Pelosi has 5 children and she's been in office since around the time the first one was born.
@ParaTed2k (21800)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
3 Sep 08
Like I've said before, there's no racist like a Black racist and no sexist like a female sexist. Jerry Lewis has nothing on these "Feminists" lol
• United States
5 Sep 08
like a Black racist?
@ParaTed2k (21800)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Sep 08
examples would be Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Ray Nagin, Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Sep 08
The ugliness of the feminist's agenda is something to behold. At one time they were so popular and got lots of attention. They had an agenda and they did not care in the least of how many women, families and babies they destroyed in the process. That is so typical of the liberal (think Obama) movement. They say convincingly that they are fighting for your best interest, but when you think differently than they do, they throw you under the bus. No matter what your political persuasion, I think any woman can see how Sarah Palin is a great role model for the young ladies growing up today. On the other hand, if you are a washed out libber from the past like Gloria Steinem, then you will never get it. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-steinem4-2008sep04,0,1290251.story djbtol
@ParaTed2k (21800)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
8 Sep 08
Agreed, the only "choice" in their "pro choice" agenda is abortion. Any other thinking is heresy.
• United States
5 Sep 08
I grew up in the 50' and 60's, I was part of the Burn Your Bra Era. I have always been proud of the fact that women in my age group had freedoms that our Mothers and GrandMothers could only dream about. Equal pay, (for the most part), job and educational opportunities. I have never been proud of the fact that feminist made aborting our future their number one fight. I drew the line there and always will. I am ashamed of my sisters for turning on the best hope this country has ever had to have a female in the highest office in the land. Instead of them worrying about killing their babies, they should be getting behind Sarah Palin and demanding she be in the White House. Lets face it, McCain will not run for a second term, in my opinion, so she would be a shoe in for the next Republican Presidential candidate. What are these women thinking? I think when they burned their bras, they burned their brains. Blessings Marilyn
@ParaTed2k (21800)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
5 Sep 08
They are thinking, "I'll kill or die before I see a Conservative Republican as the first woman President of the United States." You are right, abortion has become the central issue of modern day Feminism. The words "equality" and "choice" have become mere euphamisms for "abortion". "I think when they burned their bras, they burned their brains" Good line! You should read, "Who Stole Feminism" by Christian Hoff-Sommers. I think you'll like it. \ http://www.amazon.com/Who-Stole-Feminism-Women-Betrayed/dp/0684801566