I task all my readers to ask their feminist friends how they would rate the following hypothetical woman:
While a housewife, having only been elected to local office, this woman helped expose the corruption and/or end the political careers of three white male Republican politicians holding statewide office.
Ask them if they believe such a woman should be celebrated for her achievements, perhaps even a candidate for higher office. Make sure to take down their responses. Once they have expounded on this (supposedly) hypothetical woman, you can tell them that she’s not so hypothetical. For such a woman does exist. She is currently the Governor of Alaska.
Now tell your feminist friends who that woman is and ask them what they now think of Sarah Palin.
I bet they’ll get mad at you for having tricked them. If they do, ask them where’s the trick, then ask them what they know about that good woman’s record in Alaska.