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For "Feminists" Only Well Behaved Women Make History

Bridget Johnson at Pajama’s Media a href=”http://pjmedia.com/2008/02/rhoda_as_golda_and_the_stereot.php”has an interesting /a column on Golda Meir and today’s brand of female leadership:br /br /blockquoteAs I watched the life of the former prime minister unfold onscreen, I chuckled at the thought of how our 2008 obsession with identity politics seems to forget the great leaders — who just happened to be women — who have long had the attention of the rest of the world. After all, Oprah is not the most powerful woman in the world; that woman is, as ranked by Forbes, German Chancellor a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merkel”Angela Merkel./abr /br /But Merkel is a conservative. Meir fought for Israel’s survival in the Yom Kippur War. Even Condoleezza Rice’s term as secretary of state has not been hailed as a great advance for women and/or African-Americans. So is a leader who happens to be a women only hailed as advancement if she pursues a feminist agenda outlined by NOW or the Code Pink sisters?/blockquotebr /br /It would seem that the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.”