… that is, except Sarah Palin
and millions of other women. A bumper sticker snapped in the greater Providence area last evening:
The surprising un-welcome from some quarters, described so well by Donald, to the arrival of Governor Sarah Palin on the national political scene made it quite clear, contrary to this seemingly guileless bumper sticker, that feminism extends considerably beyond the recognition of human females as members of the species Homo sapien sapien. As outlined in part by Gloria Steinem, it mandates the absence of religion, guns and fossil fuels and the confession of mankind’s guilt in the phenomenon of global warming.
In short, as Donald pointed out, “feminism” has revealed itself to be politically, not gender, oriented and certainly not limited to the task of species assigment.