So now Geraldine Ferraro saysshe may not vote for Barack Obama because he’s a “sexist.” Hillary Clinton is a victim of sexism, which is why she won’t win the nomination. She’s not the only one, there are scores of women who are so pissed off that Clinton is about to have the nomination “stolen” from her that they’re beginning to mobilize. I have a few words for these women.
First of all, what? Are you serious? Do you seriously believe that Obama is a sexist? I’ll admit that I don’t know the man. I suppose there’s a small possibility that he has a few sexist tendencies, although I doubt it. But do you not see the irony here? You’re going to vote for a pro-life Republican because Obama might be a sexist? That’s worse than ironic, that’s stupid.
OK, maybe you’re not going to vote for McCain, maybe you’re going to stay home. That’s just as bad. Please get over yourselves.
Look, I’m a black woman, and a feminist at that. I’ve been a victim of racism and sexism. As a black feminist, I know I’m supposed to keep my little mouth shut and support my “sisters” against the evil penis, but guess what? I won’t do it.
Let’s imagine for a minute Clinton loses among the delegates and loses the popular vote. Let’s say the superdelegates give her the nomination anyway. That would be unfair. Would I be pissed off? Yes. Would I stay home on election day, or worse, vote Republican? I’d be tempted, but in the end I’d hold my nose and pull the lever for Clinton. Why? Because I’m not an asshole.
Let’s face it, if Obama lost the nomination and I went around crying with the “it’s because he’s black” nonsense, these same women would be calling me every name in the book. They’d be telling me to turn in my vagina. They’d suddenly remember what having a conservative in the White House is going to do for women’s rights. Get over yourselves, please. If you don’t want to vote for Obama, fine. Just please let it be because you really think McCain would make a better president, not because you’re a whining crybaby.
The good news is, there are still some sensible people out there. You can read about them here.
Oh, and Ms. Ferraro? YOU AIN’T FROM QUEENS NO MO’!