Weekly Standard Video: Sarah Palin Feminism
3:34 PM, Sep 4, 2008 • By SAMANTHA SAULT
Today Gloria Steinem criticizes Sarah Palin, writing that she "opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality." Steinem believes that McCain's selection of Palin "is no way to attract most women, including die-hard Clinton supporters."
But other women disagree. Steinem forgot, of course, about conservative women--such as Laura Ingraham, who touted Palin's "new feminism" at a National Coalition for Life event in St. Paul. Ingraham said that Palin's brand of conservative feminism will terrify liberal elites. Palin is a smart, tough, fearless woman who still embraces pro-life, pro-family values, and is radiantly feminine too. In short, she'll get things done.
Steinem also forgot about feminist women who will be turned off by the sexist attacks on Palin with regards to her ability to properly raise her children and serve as vice president, or by Harry Reid's spokesman calling Palin's speech "shrill."
Yesterday I spoke with Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, which raises funds for pro-life female candidates. She is confident that many women will support Sarah Palin, and describes the McCain-Palin ticket as "the dream team." Watch a bit of our conversation here: