Sunday, September 7, 2008

Palin's extremist views are not good for women

Ellen Bravo, author, activist and UWM faculty member, writes in Crossroads today that John McCain's choice of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate "...was probably the most calculated political move he’s made."

"McCain is trying to pass off Palin as a career mom who knows the difficulties of balancing job and family — hoping women won’t notice the ticket’s opposition to every measure that would ease those difficulties, from expanding family leave to paid sick days to equal pay."

"The real question isn’t why McCain chose Palin, but why the media continues to give them both cover, pasting on the “maverick” and “moderate” labels as if listing these terms were equivalent to listing party affiliation and state."

I have linked the entire piece.

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