Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro is no friend to women

(Caution: Hysterical rant ahead.)

It's the black journalists!? The black journalists!?

I don't care about Geraldine Ferraro's achievements. I don't care about her history-making run for the White House. She is VILE! It is clear to me that she is intentionally fomenting division and hatred against black Americans. This isn't about women's equality. Geraldine Ferraro doesn't give two shits about women like me. She will never call out the media for demonizing Michelle Obama, just as they demonized Hillary Clinton when Bill ran for the White House, because she doesn't care. This is about protecting the entitlement and privilege of women who look like her...women like Hillary Clinton, who I find hard to believe is unaware of her "former" surrogate's racist media tour.

The feminist movement is revealing its racism in the ugliest ways this election cycle. And I have screamed about it until I can't breathe. I don't know what else to say. I am just so sad...and angry. And I am wondering why white feminists who are allies of women of color are not being more vocal in rejecting this behavior.

Anyone? Anyone?

Watch what I am ranting about below.

(Thanks, Carmen for tipping me to this. Or, maybe not. Now I have a headache.)

UPDATE: Oh, my sweet Lord!
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Hillary Clinton compared her effort to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to epic American struggles, including those to free the slaves and win the right to vote for blacks and women.

Clinton, at times sounding like a modern history professor, praised the abolitionists,
suffragettes and civil rights pioneers and talked about her own efforts to fight legislative redistricting and voter identification initiatives that she said dilute minority voting power."

This work to extend the franchise to all of our citizens is a core mission of the modern Democratic party," she said. "From signing the Voting Rights Act and fighting racial discrimination at the ballot box to lowering the voting age so those old enough to fight and die in war would have the right to choose their commander in chief, to fighting for multi-lingual ballots so you can make your voice heard no matter what language you speak." SOURCE
I honestly think I may have to leave the country for a few months. I just can't take it anymore.


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