This gem of an entry begins with musings on where to move, then shifts to an analysis of “the” feminist line on Obama vs. Hillary. I agree with Walker; I would like to remind those of us who distinguish between women and doormats that choosing to vote for a male candidate over a female candidate is not in and of itself sexist. Someone or another’s old line about judgment, color of skin, and content of character comes to mind. I would also like to point out that there is no such thing as a single feminist line, as we learned in the Stone Age of women’s studies. I am so tired of hearing otherwise intelligent women make wildly specious claims that any woman who does not vote for Hillary is a traitor, a la some misguided African-Americans who saw the O.J. Simpson acquittal as “one for our side.” Obama’s distaste for this simpleminded (and ultimately self-loathing) approach to race and gender is a big reason why he gets my vote.
Rebecca Walker on the Stanton feminists and Obama