Sunday, September 14, 2008

Steinem and Katie battle it out.

Bean had his very first ever sleepover last night, which means that I am exhausted this morning, and in my exhaustion, poking around various blogs I haven't had time to read lately. I checked out BlackAmazon and read her strong response to Steinem's new essay on Sarah Palin. She links to a piece at Katie's place (notice her blog, Historic (p)Reservation, is now on the blogroll) that is really an excellent response to the last nine months or so of feminist primary politics.

Here's a link to the Steinem piece that BA and Katie are responding to. As I post this, I haven't yet read this latest Steinem essay, so picture me with my steaming mug of something on this chilly, damp day, as we read together.


andi said...

From the article cited "We have to be able to say: “I’m supporting her because she’ll be a great president and because she’s a woman.” "
THe gender barrier won't be broken until we can look at any canditate and say they will be a great President> period. Full stop. When gender doesn't enter into it - that's when it's over. ( and that hold true for any job.)

Green said...

Ugh, the first time my friend's daughter slept over at my house we told her she could call home whenever she wanted. 28 calls home later, she fell asleep clutching my cell phone.

Hope Bean had more fun at his sleepover than my friend's kid did.

Katie Schwartz said...

Oh, I am so happy you posted this. Reading now. I've been wanting to read this essay awwwwl week!