Zombie Republican "Feminists" Must be Stopped
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There is a remarkable guerrilla war going on, where everything that feminism stands for is being turned on its head, as the McCain campaign goes for the jugular with massive doses of Orwellian double speak -- framing Obama as a sexist wolf -- and the corporate media reports it as news.
Here is the beginning of today's Washington Post main story by Jonathan Weisman and Peter Slevin for one sickening example:
McCain Camp Hits Obama On More Than One Front
Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign launched a broadside against Sen. Barack Obama yesterday, accusing him of a sexist smear, comparing his campaign to a pack of wolves on the prowl against the GOP vice presidential pick, charging that the Democratic nominee favored sex education for kindergartners, and resurrecting the comments of the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.
Rebecca Traister on Salon gamely tries to stop the flood gates of Palinania, while explaining why she is gobsmacked at the notion of Sarah Palin as fake feminist in chief in the White House:
Don Hazen is the executive editor of AlterNet.