Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Vote for Hillary is a Vote Against Femininity! (Video)

Meet sweet Marianne Williamson, self-identified feminist, who is simply too feminine to vote for Hillary. In the view of Ms. Williamson, the mistake of second wave feminists was: “we became more masculine … the new feminist vision is to be genuinely feminine.”

If Marianne knew anything about women's history, she'd know that this anti feminist doctrine is as old as feminism. There is nothing new about the anti feminist doctrine which holds that ambitious and powerful women are masculine. Yet cute and fluffy feminine women are basically not viewed as competent to do anything more than smile, fluff our pillows, clean the toilets, and make us feel good. Or as the sexist defenders of the sexist status quo have been warning us pretty well forever: All the smart women are masculine! Men won't marry masculine women! (The racist equivalent, and there is always one, holds that all the smart Blacks have white blood.)

Fortunately, history is replete with women who were willing to be viewed as masculine in order to win rights that Marianne Williamson can now take for granted. After all these years of feminist struggle, women are still our worst enemy.

A woman who is not feminine is a monster in creation.
--Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815–1906)

Women are all female impersonators to some degree.
~Susan Brownmiller

No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.
~Frank O'Connor

Men insist that they don’t mind women succeeding so long as they retain their “femininity”. Yet the qualities that men consider “feminine” timidity, submissiveness, obedience, silliness, and self-debasement—are the very qualities best guaranteed to assure the defeat of even the most gifted aspirant.
--Elizabeth Gould Davis

[Hillary Rodham Clinton] is best qualified to lead our nation and to bring credibility back to the White House.

Graphic via Guerrilla Girls