What Happened to Feminism? Republican Women on the Rise
I lost it with the fuddy-duddy, seventies-style women's libs after their pathetic non-response, post 9/11, to Islamic misogyny.
Stuck in time, the leftover libbers still regarded membership rules at Georgia country clubs as a more serious threat to women than the billion-plus people under Sharia law.
This reached its black comic apogee (for now) with Nicholas Kristof's recent review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book in that bastion of feminism, the New York Times. Kristof -- husband of the Times' Sheryl WuDunn -- attacked a woman whose filmmaking partner was assassinated by an Islamist, who has had a forced clitorectomy, and who is under constant threat of being murdered ... for going too far in her criticisms of Islam.
Oh well. What's a little multiculturalism among "feminist" friends?
Meanwhile, in the real world of yesterday's election results, Republican women seem to be gaining everywhere, breaking glass ceilings as if they weren't even there. As my grandmother used to tell me, it's not what you say, it's what you do.
Some of that doing is occurring -- and none too soon -- in my home state of California where Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina will be helming the Republican ticket this November in the gubernatorial and senatorial slots.
These are going to be fascinating races.