by: Sarah Jaffe  |  Bitch Magazine | Report

It all started with Sarah Palin.

Or did it? Maybe it started a few months earlier, when Hillary Clinton downed a shot of whiskey and made some offhand, wrong-footed comments about “hardworking voters, white voters” who still
supported her despite her African-American opponent’s lead in

By “it,” of course I mean the rise of the Tea Party movement and other so-called patriot groups, and with them a new group of women on the right in the United States. They’re no longer content to
pay lip service to male leadership, but they’ve got an ambivalent,
vexed relationship to feminism as well. But one thing is uncontestable:
With mainstream media captivated by their fringe appeal, they’re having a
definite moment.


I am definitely one of the "feminists watching in slack-jawed amazement as this bizarre Year of the Woman unfolds." I cannot believe the way the Right Wingers are hijacking everything, from feminism to racial oppression. It's a crazy-fest!

I would've posted the whole article here, but it's really long.

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