WaPo/Newsweek Blog Questions Palin's Gender

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Sep 12, 2008 9:35 AM
I do not think it's an overstatement to call this blog nuts. Wendy Doniger, selected to discuss faith issues by the Washington Post and Newsweek, believes Sarah Palin cannot be considered a female because of her conservative positions on abortion, global warming and other policy matters. Doniger writes:
Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman. The Republican party's cynical calculation that because she has a womb and makes lots and lots of babies (and drives them to school! wow!) she speaks for the women of America, and will capture their hearts and their votes, has driven thousands of real women to take to their computers in outrage. She does not speak for women; she has no sympathy for the problems of other women, particularly working class women.