The liberals have unjustly blamed Sarah Palin for many things, but there's one thing for which she is probably responsible: making feminism the hot topic that it has become today. Every couple of years Time and Newsweek ask “Is Feminism Dead?”, but all of a sudden, feminism is being discussed and debated in the Mainstream Media. The feminist writers -- and there are many of them -- always picture women as the victims of mean men. The feminists' legislative agenda, from unilateral divorce in the 1960s, to the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, to taxpayer-financed daycare in the 1980s, to the Violence Against Women Act in the 1990s, to the Paycheck Fairness Act in the 2000s, is always wrapped in whines about alleged discrimination against women.
One well known contemporary feminist, professor and author Linda Hirshman, set forth a popular definition of feminism in the Daily Beast. She wrote that "support for abortion rights and ObamaCare were litmus tests for true feminism." That shows how out of touch the feminists are. The Republican victories in the 2010 elections, which demonstrated American opposition to ObamaCare, included many new non-feminist female House members, a Senator and four Governors. Nearly all newly elected Republicans are anti-abortion.
The female left got Barack Obama to make his first acts as President to overturn the anti-abortion Executive Order known as the Mexico City policy, to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Law to facilitate lawsuits against decades-old alleged employment discrimination decades ago when bosses are no longer alive to defend themselves, and to give women the majority of jobs created by the Stimulus. It's clear that feminists never wanted gender equality; they want power for the female left, which is why they use the word empowerment so repetitively.
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Further reading: Feminism