Jess McCabe // 30 August 2008
How many hours since the US Republicans selected Sarah Palin as their candidate for vice president? Well, on cue the sexist reaction has started.
Warning note: the HuffPo post is celebrating this as a moment of “sheer genius”, see Hoydon About Town for more.
Shakesville is already on Palin Sexism Watch #3
One of the commenters there points to this quote from a pundit on CNN, about Palin’s ability to be vice president and take care of her small child with Down’s syndrome:
The baby is just slightly more than four months old now. Children with Down’s syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of Vice President, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?
I’ll finish with a quote from Melissa at Shakesville:
We defend Sarah Palin against misogynist smears not because we endorse her or her politics, but because that’s how feminism works