Sarah Palin, Feminist?I heard something on the radio the other day that really got me thinking. The station, a news organization that some years ago went under new management and is now like a Canadian version of Fox News, was talking about feminism. Oh, no, a Fox-like station talking about feminism? Yeah, I know, right.
So the commentator argued that women like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman were the "true" feminists, whereas self-proclaimed feminists like Margaret Atwood were wasting their time in a pseudo-progressive hippie colony of the mind. My first reaction was, of course, to shake my fist at the radio and tell the commentator to take a hike, but after thinking it over, I came to realize... he's right. Partially.
The argument goes that, if feminism is really about equal rights for the sexes, then isn't the most feminist thing in the world when a woman can be strong in her convictions and become powerful in living her beliefs? In othe