Saturday, September 06, 2008

George Jonas: The Matriarchy is Aghast (at Sarah Palin)

One of Canada's finest writers, George Jonas, rips apart the hypocrisy of the so-called "woman's movement" in this brilliant editorial.

My favourite lines were these:

  • There are two kinds of feminists: Those who want to see the presidency available to women, and those who want to see the presidency available to card-carrying, licensed and agenda-certified female feminists.
  • Ardent besiegers of the glass ceiling, who only a day before were set to eviscerate anyone who dared to suggest that women couldn't shift gears between career and family as smoothly as men, flooded the airwaves with crocodile tears of concern about the price Palin's children would have to pay for their mother's ambition.
  • It was an amusing spectacle, enabling one to admire feminist gall and hypocrisy in equal measure.
But the comment that had me BURST OUT LAUGHING was this one:

To show herself equal to the task, Alaska's Governor told the Republican convention this week: "You know what's the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick." Hmm. Cosmetics aside, a canine in the Oval Office might mean a mess on the carpet. Of course, so did an un-housebroken human.

If you don't know who he's referring to, I suggest you take a look at this picture.

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