This is what the victory of Barack Obama means for women: We are all fair game. It’s fine to advocate violence against Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, over and over and over. You can win a national election by doing that, no matter how unqualified and corrupt you are. It’s also fine for Obama’s chief speechwriter to feign date rape against Hillary Clinton and not only keep his privileged position in the Administration, but to write the inaugural speech.
It’s fine to reduce PUMAs to nothing more than their sexual organs. It’s fine for womens’ groups to endorse Obama, asserting that they will then be able to “change” him after he wins. Yes, abusive men always change after women give them what they want. Isn’t it true that if Betty Jean Kling’s daughter, Denise, had just given her husband that pain medication he asked for, he wouldn’t have hit her over the head with a hammer? At least, that must have been what the judge was thinking when Denise’s husband, George Hartwig, was released after THREE MONTHS IN JAIL. Of course, Hartwig then came after his wife with a shotgun. But hey, that was her fault for not giving him what he wanted, right?
I am sick and tired of this shit. I am sick and tired of being treated like a third-class citizen by people who aren’t even fit to tie my shoes. The plutocracy uses the built-in misogyny of American society to keep the power and the money in their hands. And NOW and WomenCount and NARAL simper and giggle and scrap for all the crumbs they can scrounge from Barack’s table. MoDo and Gail Collins and their ilk spend their time sniping at other women to earn the big bucks from their condescending corporate masters. For shame, women of America. FOR SHAME.
Is it enough yet, sisters? Will it ever be enough?
These things must change. And we have to start NOW.
Are you ready?
Cross-posted at The Confluence