June 2010

Sarah Palin: World's Worst Feminist

Look, you can call something anything you want, but that doesn't make it true.  I can call my 1986 Saab 9000 a fixie, a Jeep, or a chocolate doughnut.  That doesn't make it hipster cool, appropriate for off-road driving, or good with sprinkles.

 And yet, some people have the gall to do just that: announce that "X is Y, and devil take the hindmost, it's the gosh-darned truth!  Why?  Because I said so, that's why!"  Sarah Palin is the latest example of this, as she continues to attempt to co-opt the term "feminist" to mean something other than, you know, FEMINIST.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Promotes Gender Equality in Hollywood

When I was a teen, I was a huge Geena Davis fan. I don’t know what it was about her—maybe it was how funny she was in Beetlejuice, or maybe it was how awesomely tough yet feminine she was in A League of Their Own. Either way, she was my favorite woman in Hollywood—someone I could really relate to, and perhaps look up to, rather than the other vapid starlets of the week.