posted by Rebecca Walker at 1:49 AM
Wow, great link. I am very upset that because of all of this, McCain is pulling ahead in the polls now. Obama has always, always been ahread until now.
"It is possible to free oneself- to adapt one's faith, to examine it critically, and to think about the degree to which that faith is itself at the root of oppression." - Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi AliIt was a relief to click the Women against SP link and see my sisters speaking up in unity against racist, anti-woman, religious fundamentalist politics. I will forward it widely and wildly.Ayaan's auto bio Infidel made me keenly aware of the distinct ways in which religion has been used for centuries as a tool to deter/anihilate equal rights for women. Paulin represents the worst of so many forms of opression, but really the root cause is a blatant lack of respect for the absolute equality and inate right to freedom for any and all forms of life: earth, animal, human, all.Thank you again RW for keeping this window open for us to see ourselves and know in this infuriatingly oppressive political climate, that we who love freedom, are not alone.A luta continua!
I am always dismayed about the Medias refusal to show the truth. Then I am dismayed that I am dismayed about the Media, you know. After 50 years I should know better. I too am sharing the link Women Against SP all around. Women just need to know that these voices are out there. Thanks again RW for this one. You are an important voice too. We need to see you more on tv right about now. The usual pundits are boring and uninformed and sickeningly biased.
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The reason I am not on TV etc. is political. There are many women in the feminist establishment, like for instance, Joan Walsh at Salon, who see my critique of feminism as a threat to their power. They seem more invested in undermining my work (ie the Chesler piece) than supporting it. These people put women in the media who advance their views while silencing others who have more inclusive ideas about feminist power. As always, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the subject! xo
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