Monday, September 08, 2008

Quotable Feminism

Following up on last week's post, a friend sent an article written by Gloria Steinem, which includes the following quotation which speaks simply about the tension I have experienced as a feminist between wanting to vote for a woman for national political leadership, yet knowing that the politics of the current option for a woman in leadership would be a significant setback for women across the board:

Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.

I've been hearing that many Hillary supporters are leaning toward Palin because they firmly believe it is time to see a woman in leadership...but caution -- gender alone is not a reason to cast a vote in favor of Sarah Palin. Her personality might be inspirational, but her politics are quite dangerous. Be advised. Research the facts.

A friend just sent me this link with similar considerations:

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