In “USA Today” [my favorite newspaper], Kathleen Parker observes…
“What kind of woman do we want in high office? What kind of woman is acceptable?
“Feminists have always called the shots on this [these] question[s]. The quintessential woman was pro-choice, interchangeablewith any man — and her name was Hillary Rodham Clinton: Feminists necessarily have viewed Clinton’s defeat as a sexist manifestation of patriarchal betrayal because, really, what other explanation could there be? Clinton was perfectly molded according to the feminist template. Clearly, she lost because she’s a woman, disappointed women told themselves.
“But the greatest insult was yet to come. Republicans — those anti-woman, patricarchal Neanderthalian gun-clingers — nominated a woman whom Democrats would call a ‘Stepford wife,’ except she’d beat them to a bloody pulp with a moose antler.”
And the People said….
I’m laughing, nodding, and cheering along with you. I mean, not only does she have a great name (c’mon, you KNEW I would think THAT, right?), but she has a great attitude and is QUITE a woman. A WOMAN!!!! (Not a woman-who-thinks-she-must-not-be-feminine!) Huzzah for this post, Heidi!