Palin fatigue

Y'all, I'm officially Sarah Palined out. My Google alerts have been seriously off the chain for the past two weeks, but it's getting to the point where I just can't face them every day. Yes, San Francisco Chronicle, I am aware that "Palin Candidacy Stokes Debate Among Women." No , Bonnie Chernin Rogoff, it's not Palin's "sudden popularity" that has feminists in a "snit." Yes, various religion- and motherhood-focused bloggers, we're all cognizant of the fact that both Christian women and mothers can be feminists. And listen, Us Weekly and similar publications, I never thought I would say this, but could you do me a favor and stick to coverage of the fashion foibles of Tori Spelling and the cast of Gossip Girl and not get all involved in comparing Palin's looks to those of Tina Fey and Megan Mullally? Because it's going to really ruin the new season of 30 Rock for me.

But I do want to point out that Katha Pollitt, is her inimitable fashion, has distilled all the Palin madness and hypocrisy wonderfully in her latest column for The Nation. Even if you're sick of the Palin-palooza, it's well worth your time.

by Andi Zeisler
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Andi Zeisler is the cofounder of Bitch Media and the author of We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. You can find her on Twitter.

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3 Comments Have Been Posted


this is exactly what i've been bitching about!

i used to get actual feminist news in my google alerts and now it's just palin, biden, NOW endorsement shuns palin, palin palin, ah!!!

i'm losing my feminist mind!

feminist love,

Thanks for linking to that

Thanks for linking to that article. I also have Palin fatigue and one of the things I'm tired of is other women bashing her on issues that really shouldn't matter and that wouldn't be tolerated (by same) if her views were more in line with thier own. Ms. Pollitt does a good job laying out why Palin is a bad candidate without being personal and guess what? She is very effective.

Palin turned a Republican

The only good thing to come out of all this media mediocrity is that some articles, like this one, actually focus on Sarah Palin's lack of experience and stance on issues. I've e-mailed those to a Republican that planned to vote for John McCain. He actually changed his mind. One less vote for the GOP.

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