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Steinem's Shameful Feminism

I had a good laugh at Gloria Steinem's latest stunt to remain relevant as the spokeswoman for leftist, radical feminism. The lady is obsessed with Sarah Palin, and again recently expanded her ridicule to include all conservative women. It's the same absurdity visible among leftist race-baiters who bitterly refuse to acknowledge Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Colin Powell or any other right-of-center African American as authentically black.

Steinem scolded Palin for using the "mama grizzly" motto, insisting the bear is solidly pro-choice, and condemned "Republican" and "right-wing" females as "obedient women" who "have accepted their own subordination" and "think they better do what the powerful tell them to, otherwise they'll be in even more trouble."

Yes, that's exactly how I think of Coulter, Ingraham, Palin, Noonan, Malkin, Crowley, Hutchison, Bachmann, etc. I assume it entirely escapes Steinem that her stereotyping of half the women in the country as obedient subordinates due to their divergence from her political ideology is profoundly sexist, intolerant and disgraceful.

In fact, I should have just ordered obedient and subservient Julie Ponzi to write this article for me, since she'd obviously do my bidding in order to stay out of trouble. Right, Julie...?

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About 25 years ago, a collection of her occasional journalism was assembled and published under the title Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions. It is instructive to have a look at it. There are two interesting and engaging pieces in it. One was published in 1963. The other is a collage of pieces published in 1967 and 1968. All of the books remaining pieces were published after 1968 and none merit any critical engagement and almost none could be read for pleasure or profit by anyone not steeped in a certain way of thinking . The memoir of her mother is poignant, I suppose.

In the remainder of the book, you now and again see references to 'before feminism' and 'after feminism' - which is to say before her thinking grew so stereotyped and then afterward. This woman once had genuine humor and observational skills; her work had value in a way the writings of a bilgemeister like Anna Quindlen did not.

Do you mean Gloria "Steinem"? Or is "Steinman" a play on her name and I'm not quick enough to get it?

Probably the latter

Who is Gloria Steinman? I've searched all over online, but have found nothing. Is she a well-known person?

Is this her?

Many conservative women are also conservative Christians and Catholics. It is delusional to think that the concepts of female subservience (to both church and its exclusively male leadership (at least within the Catholic church) and husbands) and obedience do not get a lot of promotion within such realms. Between Christian homeschooling and the frequently overlapping (and obviously growing) Quiverfull movement, as well as ideas of biblical womanhood (Titus 2, Ephesians 5:22, etc.), complementarianism, and male headship of the home (with women as the "helpmeets"), these are not meaninglessly minority views within the circles of conservative (and GOP-voting) believers; in fact, they're increasingly popular, even if there are a handful of conservative women who are making good livings in the punditry circuit - by decrying the endless threats from Steinman (??) and feminism.

And it's not just Phyllis Schlafly spouting off with this stuff. Consider the works of P.B. "Bunny" Wilson: "Liberated Through Submission" (apparently over 140K copies sold!), "Your Knight in Shining Armor" and "God Is in the Kitchen Too: Experiencing Blessing Where You Never Thought You'd Find It"- or Cindy Easley's "What's Submission Got to Do With It? Find Out From a Woman Like You"

Here's some "thoughts" from Ann Coulter:

"It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64 - the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted."


"I think [women] should be armed but should not vote...women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it..."


So, in any case, I'm not sure that this "leftist, radical feminis[t]" Steinman - whoever she is - is so far off-base.

Isn't it wierd that so many of these feminazis are pro-Arab like they don't know what'll happen to them once the Kenyan in Chief turns over the country to the terrorists.

Her name was spelled correctly (twice) in the (Moonie) WashTimes blurb that he linked to, so my guess is that he just picked up the misspelling from whatever blog he found with someone else raging over her, and he just ran with it.

Funny, Gloria ran around for more than two decades preaching to women not to marry and submit themselves to men. She was the spokesperson for the Women's Liberation Movement. However, like most hypocritical liberals - Al Gore and Michelle Obama come to mind - she did not practice what she preached. Gloria married David Bale in 2000 whom died three days later due to a brain tumor.

Of course she hates Sarah Palin - Sarah Palin is happily married, has 5 beautiful children, a hot, talented husband and a career second to none.

Gloria is a sad, angry, unfufilled woman. She ironicly has a lot in common with another sad, angry woman - Margaret Sanger - Chief Child Killer.

Here are some memorable quotes from Gloria that show that sad, angry unfulfilled woman:

About caring for her dying mother:
“She was just a fact of life when I was growing up; someone to be worried about and cared for; an invalid who lay in bed with eyes closed and lips moving in occasional response to voices only she could hear."

Steinem asserted the US is the Biggest Terrorist in the world, the chief opponent of “reproductive freedom” worldwide, and must be stopped by the “pro-environment, pro-education” pro-choice movement.

In 1992, Steinem wrote, “Romance itself serves a larger political purpose by offering at least a temporary reward for gender roles and threatening rebels with loneliness and rejection.” In this context, marriage is a way of stupefying the middle class and keeping them happy and distracted:

Steinem played to her constituency by saying things like “house work is shit work” and “a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle”.

After a lifetime of what some sympathetic observers call “mini-marriages,” the lifelong crusader for women’s rights married at the age of 66, the father of B-List actor Christian Bale. “It was something neither of us thought we’d do,” she said at the time. (Gloria carried on a lot of affairs with rich, influential men - one could say she was imprisioned by the fact that she needed a man - whether she was married or not.)

In defense of the Chief Rapist and Groper in Command Bill Clinton:
In the midst of the Bill Clinton sex scandals of the 1990s, Steinem wrote in the op-ed section of the New York Times that the President could not be accused of having sexually harassed women during his political career, because, Steinem reasoned, he “took no for an answer.”

Eight days after 9/11, Steinem lent her name to a statement titled “Justice not Vengeance,” which said that "a military response [by the U.S.] would not end the terror" but rather "would spark a cycle of escalating violence," and that bringing the perptrators "to justice under the rule of law -- not military action -- is the way to end the violence."

In a 2002 appearance at the YWCA of Palm Beach, Steinem blamed “white male patriarchy” for the Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandals and the 9/11 attacks. She also drew a comparison between the Church and Adolph Hitler, claiming that both were products of strong patriarchal structures. In fact, according to Steinem, “the cult of masculinity is the basis of every violent regime,” and she urged that boys be raised more like girls.

In 2004 Steinem supported Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry and was a signatory to a “Pledge of Action to Stop a Stolen Election.” “I remember the stolen presidential election of 2000,” the statement said, “and I am willing to take action [by protesting] in 2004 if the election is stolen again.”

In January 2008, Steinem penned an op-ed for the New York Times supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and claiming that “gender is probably the most restricting force in American life.”

Campaigning on behalf of Mrs. Clinton in March 2008, Steinem used the topic of Republican candidate John McCain’s Vietnam War-era imprisonment as a springboard for charging that the American media were guilty of gender-based bias against Mrs. Clinton. Said Steinem: “Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’”

Asserting that the media were too eager to fawn over not only McCain’s military background, but militarism generally, Steinem said:
“I am so grateful that she [Mrs. Clinton] hasn’t been trained to kill anybody. And she probably didn’t even play war games as a kid. It’s a great relief from Bush in his jump suit and from [John] Kerry saluting.” Steinem added that “from George Washington to Jack Kennedy and PT-109 we [Americans] have behaved as if killing people is a qualification for ruling people.”

Stating that she “would like very much to see [Barack Obama] be President for eight years after Hillary has been President for eight years,” Steinem said that “a majority of Americans want redemption for racism, for our terrible destructive racist past and so see a vote for Obama as redemptive. I don’t think as many want redemption for the gynocide” [America’s alleged mass killing of women]. “They [Americans] acknowledge racism -- not enough, but somewhat,” added Steinem. ”They would probably be less likely to acknowledge that the most likely way [for] a pregnant woman … to die is murder from her male partner. There are six million female lives lost in the world every year simply because they are female.”

Mr. Holst - you should ad homosexuals to that sentence. Funny, the U.S. Soldier responsible for turning the documents over to Wikileaks is a outed homosexual U.S. Soldier. One who actively protested DADT - he turns over classified documents to WikiLeaks who publishes them releasing information that could affect not only the national security of the U.S. but other countries. Does this person not realize that if the terrorists got a hold of him, he would be murdered, not for releasing the information, but because of who his sexual orientation?

Ha! Just caught this one late . . . sorry, Justin. I've been too busy being obedient and subservient at home over the holiday weekend, I suppose.

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