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Wondering what you all think of this: Why is it okay for a woman (Sarah Palin) to compare herself to a pit bull (“The difference beween a hocky mom and a pit bull? Lipstick“,she said) but not okay for a man (Barack Obama) to use the term “Like putting lipstick on a pig” without ringing feminist fire alarms? Do we have a double standard in politics... and in life?


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      Anonymous wrote Sep 11, 2008
    • I believe this is a double standard for genders, not even politics.

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      Ladybug wrote Sep 11, 2008
    • The double standard is there, of course. This is the America we all know and love. Good and bad. This is the same as reversing the “race card” thing. (he who accuses first accuses best) “lipstick on a pig” is an old sales phrase referring to selling something nobody really wants. I am proud I can put lipstick on a pig and walk it! And sell it! Every past campaign has used that phrase. (as was pointed out by MSNBC last night)
      I’m a soccer mom from way back. I spent 5 years studying martial arts with my kids when they were young. I’m just as tough and can stand up for what I believe in too. But If
      Sarah Palin really wants ME to identify with her she would try to win my respect as a woman. I think this is why some women feel offended by the Republican party, if a sexist statement is made by a woman is it still a sexist statement? And if we let that sexist statement shut us down we have lost. Is the feminist movement’s sword being turned on itself?
      This was not a personal statement about herself it was a political maneuver to get the average American woman to identify with her. I’d like to see her face the same town hall settings we saw earlier in the primaries.

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      Ladybug wrote Sep 11, 2008
    • yeah, like soccer

      I thought the same thing. One of my neighbors breeds pitbulls. He is not a nice man.

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