Remember how shocking it was when the allegedly non-partisan National Organization for Women endorsed the all-male ticket of Obama and Biden in the general election? They could have endorsed the all-female ticket of McKinney-Clemente. They could have endorsed the half-female ticket of McCain-Palin. In fact, never in their history had NOW endorsed a Presidential ticket without a woman on it.
Then, of course, there was the bizarre defense of Larry “Wimmins Can’t Do Teh Maths” Summers by Ms. Gandy in the International Herald Tribune.
Yet Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, said her group’s research actually produced material that recommended him. “One good thing about Larry Summers,” she said, “is that he has written and spoken fairly extensively on the issue of women’s wage inequality and the impact that has on the country.”
Gosh, wouldn’t you think that having more women in math and science would have a positive impact on the country?
Well, now we see what Ms. Gandy expects in return. Word is out on the street, fellow feminists, that Ms. Gandy has her eye on the Directorship of the Women’s Bureau in the U.S. Department of Labor. The mission of the Director of the Womens’ Bureau is described as follows:
To improve the status of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
That is, unless they want to be President or Vice-President and they aren’t registered with the “approved” political party! No Greens, Republicans or Independents need apply!
Does it seem right to you that a woman who threw her support behind misogynists like Barack Obama and Larry Summers should have this position? Do you trust the woman who refused to endorse any of the women running for President or Vice President this year with the fate of the female workers of America?
I don’t think this is right, or fair. This is Chicago Pay-to-Play, backroom dealing at its finest. And it’s not what we deserve.
So today at 12 noon, I and my feminist colleagues are protesting Ms. Gandy’s bid throughout the blogosphere.
In the immortal words of Hillary Clinton, whom the President of NOW supported in the primaries: No way, no how, no Kim Gandy!