Monday, December 08, 2008

NOW Remains Silent About Sexism in Obamaland

If you haven't yet written a letter to the Obama transition team about the outrageously sexist bigotry of Obama's chief speechwriter Jon Favreau, you can find all you need to know over at The New Agenda.

You won't find anything on the subject at NOW. Nor did the National Organization for Women bother to mention that sexism is alive and well in Obamaland in the emails they sent to my inbox.

Apparently, you have to be a Republican before NOW will dare to mention that you are a sexist bigot who is dangerous to women:

Real Clear Politics: The National Organization for Women, which last struck issuing news releases on why Sarah Palin isn't a real woman, refused to comment on the Obama speechwriter incident.

When NOW's press secretary Mai Shiozaki was reached Friday, she first claimed not to have seen the Favreau photograph. But when called later, she offered two reasons for not weighing in: "I haven't looked into it" and "I have a 5 p.m. deadline. ... I am already late."

The New Agenda, a new nonpartisan group for women's rights, and perhaps a valid heir apparent to the dying NOW brand, did speak out: "These antics ought to be summarily condemned by President-elect Obama. He ought to fire Jon Favreau. If he does not fire Favreau, he risks fostering the perception that he condones Favreau's disrespect toward Senator Clinton. He also risks encouraging this sort of behavior in other young men toward women who are not merely cardboard cutouts."

UPDATE: CALL THE OBAMA TRANSITION TEAM AND DEMAND THAT JON FAVREAU BE FIRED! -- 202-540-3000 press option # 2 for a live person. (via )

Update #2: California NOW speaks: Obama Administration: Feminist or Sexist?