I was recently wondering, around the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the USA, “Who hijacked feminism?” Was it me? That would be nifty, but instead, the celebutwitter who has most recently and famously appropriated feminist language is Gov. Sarah Palin.
An increasingly active social networker, Sarah Palin has recently tweeted her support of various candidates, her opposition to the mosque in downtown Manhattan and, on the 90th anniversary of women being allowed to vote, her thoughts on the feminist movement. On the latter point, she wrote yesterday: “Who hijacked term: ‘feminist’? A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify other women w/whom they disagree on a singular issue: it’s ironic (& passé).”
You might be thinking, “no, no, prof, she’s criticizing feminists, not hijacking feminism,” and I would agree, except that I also read Jezebel’s coverage: