Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro and the politcs of race & gender

Oy, my girl really put her foot in it. So bitter are the feelings of some feminists about the way this primary season has played out that they're deaf to the overtones of racial resentment that permeate from their umbrage. Add Geraldine Ferraro to the list. Here's what she told John Farber of the California Daily Breeze:

If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.
This one hurts. As a feminist sprung from the Roman Catholic faith, Ferraro's vice presidential candidacy always held special meaning. She was a two-fer. She stood up to the church, which tried to take her down. And now she's taking herself down a path she had best not travel.

Your blogstress opines upon this fine mess at TAPPED, as does her blogsister, Dana Goldstein.

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Take Back America - March 17-19

Come meet your blogstress, and a whole lotta other cool liberal and progressive folk, at the annual Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C.

Always a great time, and lots to learn.


Tell them your blogstress sent ya.

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