Now, NOW

Posted by – January 29, 2008

What a fracas: NOW-NY issued a press release yesterday roasting Ted Kennedy for endorsing Obama, and did so with some of the most extravagant language I’ve read in a while. “Betrayal” seems a little much, but “ultimate betrayal”? Yikes.

But NOW National has stepped in like a calm, protective aunt whose niece has just thrown a shit-fit.

This whole “you’re not a good feminist unless you vote for the woman” stuff is just so tired – as if most women need one more voice in the world telling them how to be good feminists (or good women, for that matter). The other assumption – that men aren’t feminists, and therefore need not be loyal to a feminist candidate – also tires me.

7 Comments on Now, NOW

  1. VivaZoya says:

    It tires me too. I would LOVE to have a woman president, but not just the first woman who comes along, JEEZ. As if.

  2. You know that Rush Limbaugh is going to have a field day with this, right?

    What tires me is that separatist, all-men-are-pigs, all-women-are-saints, feminists.

  3. What tires me…that they reinforce the negative sterotypes of feminists. And they’re just tiresome, period, end of story.

  4. helenboyd says:

    just for clarification’s sake, it’s NOW-NY, as in the state org, not NOW-NYC.

  5. Understood. Thx. Stay warm, Helen.

    BTW, I’m re-reading SNTMIM.

  6. Dani81 says:

    Kimberlw Williams Crenshaw and Eve Ensler have weighed in on this:

    http://www.alternet.org/reprod.....age=entire

    (via aufheben.org)

  7. helenboyd says:

    They want me to read their criticism about hyperbolic feminist rhetoric & start with a reference to the WTC? puh-leeze.

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