One of my favorite soap boxes to jump on is Gender Bias. I've been surrounded by it my entire life--and from growing up immersed in it to raising two daughters in the midst of it I can say I'm sick to death of it. I appreciate that God made men and woman different--I really appreciate that my husband is different then me--it's what makes him Wonderful, but I think it's absolutely ridiculous to assert at any time that woman are less than men.
*Emotions and femininity aren't handicaps.
*Dresses and pink and pony tails aren't a sign of weakness.
So, I am thoroughly sick and disgusted with most of the media's coverage of Palin these past days. I know that politics is a boys club but seeing Palin's family spilled across the tabloids and hearing her name sloshed around the television is really getting to me.
First of all, no one has taken "B.O.'s" children and put them on the cover of trashy magazines or asked if he'll be a good dad if he becomes president...but ever so quickly Palin's youngest son, eldest daughter and her ability to be a good mother and a VP have been ever so thoroughly questioned and speculated upon.
(If McC had chosen a young man with a family as VP you had better believe no one in the world would question his ability to parent and fulfill his duties.)
And seriously, don't those silly reporters know that if anyone can multitask--that it's a WOMAN?
Ladies, have you ever asked your darling husband to do two things in the same sentence only to find out that only one was accomplished? Try as they might--men just aren't always that fantastic at doing and thinking and planning and organizing at the same time--but a mother of five--Lord knows she'd have to be a pro!
(Oh, and am I the only one who thinks that Palin looks like Tina Fey? We're talkin' dead ringer here people!)
I think it's fair and just to question a candidate based on their policies, practices, record, goals etc...but to judge their future efficacy based on gender disgusts me.
So next time you hear a little gender bias or are ready to dish some out yourself--remember that God has used women to accomplish some amazing things--
(like having his SON for instance...)
Now's a good a time as any to hop off my box and into bed for a delicious nap.
And since I'm a multitasking mother I'll be cooking dinner (a la crock pot), dreaming of another blog entry and balancing the check book whilst I sleep.
(Top that B.O.!)