Sarah Palin has galvanized American social conservatives, those least responsive to the feminist message.
Shouldn’t feminists delight that conservatives have made a hero, a role model, of a woman? Doesn’t the Alaska Governor remind young girls that they can succeed in positions of power and responsibility?
Those who savage this successful reformer help diminish the accomplishments of a strong woman. When they badmouth her (as opposed to limiting their criticism to her policies), they define their feminism not as a means to empower women, but instead as an ideology designed to enact liberal policies and elect Democratic candidates.
Doesn’t sound much diferent from the agenda of the national gay groups. Just replace the word, “women” with the expression “gays and lesbians.”