Carol Platt Liebau: What Feminism Used to Be

Sunday, May 14, 2006

What Feminism Used to Be

Because Laura Bush has been an advocate for women across the world who have been truly abused or marginalized, a historian is designating her an "international feminist."

Funny -- the kind of basic principles of equal opportunity and equality under the law that Laura Bush is championing used to be the hallmarks of feminism generally. Of course, that was back in the days when people like Susan B. Anthony (a pro-lifer, incidentally) were trying to redress real grievances against women, rather than simply cloaking themselves in the mantle of "victimhood" and "opression" -- like so many of the coddled creatures who claim to speak for American women today.

Could it be, given the strides that American women have made and the full panoply of rights that they enjoy, that "international" feminism is really the only legitimate kind of feminism left?


Blogger wrabkin said...

Laura Bush's comments on feminism are always welcome, as she supports her husband's efforts to eliminate aid for birth control in developing nations. Thank God those women will be forced to have more babies -- that'll remind them what being a woman is all about!

But I like Mrs. Bush's political analysis even better. This weekend she explained that all the negative poll numbers were wrong, because all the people she meets love W.

And there we have the answer to the Republican electoral problem -- if we just keep everyone who doesn't attend RNC fundraisers from voting, we'll win every time.

Granted, they're already trying this in Ohio...

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