Carol Platt Liebau: Politics Trumps Feminism

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Politics Trumps Feminism

Cathy Seipp remarks on the "uninterrupted silence" from feminists in the wake of Jill Stewart (a fine centrist/liberal journalist) being attacked by the lefties upon her arrival as deputy editor in charge of news at the L.A. Weekly. Cathy asks, quite rightly, where is the feminist concern about the underrepresentation of women in the newsroom?

But isn't that always the way? When left-wing women (like Nancy Pelosi) are the first to hold a particular job, we all have to hear about their "pioneering achievement." When the pathbreakers are conservatives or centrists (like Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Day O'Connor or even Elizabeth Dole, first female Secretary of Transportation), the reaction is -- shall we say -- somewhat more muted.

Politics always trumps feminism, world without end, amen.


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