Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sarah Palin Accepts Apology and Hopes Men Like Letterman Will Evolve

“Of course it’s accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who ‘joke’ about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.”

“Letterman certainly has the right to ‘joke’ about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction. This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's Right to Free Speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”

-- Governor Sarah Palin

CNN couldn't find a woman to comment, so as a public service Wolf Blitzer and 2 other men provided prime time examples of men who need to evolve. The men stood around and seriously discussed how the woman needs to move on to the news and issues of the day that are actually important!

On a related note, an encouraging sign is that the conservative Concerned Women for America and the liberal National Organization for Women actually agree that the rampant sexist media bias against women and girls IS an important issue of the day.

Both groups condemned Letterman for his sexist insults. But good luck finding women like these on your cable news channels. You will, however, find mindlessly subservient defenders of the misogyny, women like Margaret Carlson.

"Letterman's very poor view of women and minor girls is very disturbing, and he certainly needs to do more to change his own attitudes and then prove that his attitude has changed."

-- Concerned Women for America

"The sexualization of girls and women in the media is reaching new lows these days — it is exploitative and has a negative effect on how all women and girls are perceived and how they view themselves."