Steinem, “Palin: Wrong Woman, Wrong Message”

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From the LA Times, this editorial from Gloria Steinem:

Palin’s value to those patriarchs is clear: She opposes just about every issue that women support bya majority or plurality.  ***  I don’t doubt her sincerity.  ***  Being a hope-a-holic, however, I can see two long-term bipartisan gains from this contest. ***

Republicans may learn they can’t appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time.  A loss in November could cause the centrist majority of Republicans to take back their party, which  was the first to support the Equal Rights Amendment and should be the last to want to invite  government into the wombs of women.

And American women, who suffer more because of having two full-time jobs than from any other  single injustice, finally have support on a national stage from male leaders who know that women  can’t be equal outside the home until men are equal in it.

Steinem’s full op-ed is here.  

-Jill Gross

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