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Women Against Sarah Palin September 13, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 4:30 pm
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Update: It’s actually quite tricky to figure out what to do to contribute to the blog below. Best bet seems to be to email womensaynopalin@gmail.com. But there are also links on the blog, at the upper right, to other sites with other methods, such as this petition. Thanks all of you in comments!

The blog begins:

ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, WE SENT OUT AN EMAIL TO 40 FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES ASKING THEM TO RESPOND TO SARAH PALIN’S CANDIDACY AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THEY FORWARDED THE LETTER TO THEIR FRIENDS ACROSS AMERICA. TO DATE, WE HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 100,000 RESPONSES FROM WOMEN OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS. BELOW ARE THEIR VOICES.

They also write:

We are not in the habit of criticizing women in the public sphere, as we usually feel we should support our female compatriots with as much encouragement as we can. However, Sarah Palin’s record is anti-woman. Feminism is not simply about achieving the power and status typically held by men. It’s about protecting and supporting the rights of women of all classes, races, cultures, and beliefs. Palin’s record and beliefs do not align with this. She was chosen by John McCain specifically because he believes that American women will vote for any female candidate regardless of their qualifications. He is wrong.

Go add your voice! (If you agree, and if you’re a woman.)

 

 
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