What happens when a bunch of old white guys get together to talk about women?
Here are some excerpts from the last NewsHour show with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and NYT columnist David Brooks. They are discussing Palin’s interview with Gibson. Notice the casual trashing of feminism and feminists:
JIM LEHRER: What about Sarah Palin’s interviews with Charlie Gibson of ABC, what did you think of those. . .
MARK SHIELDS: The feminists, who said you can have it all, are saying, why isn’t she home with her baby? You know, it is just — it’s a rather remember remarkable transformation of positions.
DAVID BROOKS: I think so. I think the old-line feminists say, she’s not a woman. And those sorts of attacks are just over the top.
And a lot of us are not much pro-Palin. We are anti-anti-Palin, because the attacks have been so feverish. (tune in to minute 12:40 to hear that gem).
Wow, I had no idea I thought Palin wasn’t a woman. Thanks for clearing that up for me, David.
My lady-mind must have been just totally overloaded by this whole election thingamabob, causing me to think I had an actual critique of Palin that was based on a decade of training as a cultural critic and study of women in American culture.
As it turns out, I’m just a cat-fighting bitch who thinks that women should stay home with their children.
Now all of my struggles to define myself in this topsy-turvy world have been resolved.