Thursday, January 10, 2008

Stop All Your Bitchin...

Has Gloria Steinem finally been proven irrelevant? Fooled by the pundits and pollsters that prematurely called New Hampshire for Obama, she wrote some screed about women never getting ahead. Check it, you ideology is tired. Further, in the wake of New Hampshire, it seems you're on the wrong side of the facts as well.

According to Ms Steinem, "This country is way down the list of countries electing women and, according to one (unnamed) study, it polarizes gender roles more than the average democracy." Think its tough getting past a stigma in politics, Gloria, try being an atheist.

Steinem's article conveniently ignores the hundreds of influential women who have shattered any glass ceiling in America. She even overlooks her own success as Emperor of the Galactic Empire (pictured right) in her attempt to paint America in its old, bigoted contexts. Really, Gloria, let the 60's go.

Hopefully the ultimate outcome of this most diverse of elections will be the realization that if a black man can win Iowa, and a woman can be President of the United States, that we really don't need diversity coordinators at our Universities contriving grievances and emphasizing the (typically superficial) differences between us. We don't need pundits or politicians boiling our complexity into generic genders or races. We don't need the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons telling us to feel guilty about something, and we sure as hell don't need Gloria Steinem anymore.

4 comments:

Paul said...

Amen to that.

CapitolMAN said...

Enough with identity politics. Let's act like adults and cast our ballot for qualified, credible individuals.

The Great Hive said...

I agree with you Capitolman. Let's elect the guy who succeeded at everything he ever did, who speaks eloquently and extemporaneously from the heart, and who has the right moral fiber and honesty to lead America back from the brink.

Let's elect the man who has fought for civil rights, learned, graduated with honors, and taught at an Ivy League schools, and who has had a sparkling legal and political career.

For a change, let's elect an A+ student with a history of success, and youth and vigor, instead of some old white man with a long career inside the beltway.

That's right. The choice is clear. Barack Obama 2008.

Anonymous said...

yessss good, now strike him down with all of your hatred...