Sarah Palin Is More Of A Feminist Role Model Than Gloria Steinem Could Ever Be

It must be tough to be a left-wing feminist these days. For so long, they got away with essentially defining feminism as “being a liberal woman.” Then along came Sarah Palin. Granted, she’s not the only conservative woman who deserves to be treated as a feminist icon. For example, I’ve long said that Michelle Malkin is a fantastic feminist role model and if you’re looking for an empowered woman, who’s a better example of that than Ann Coulter? But Sarah Palin is such a towering figure that people are paying attention to her attempts to redefine the word “feminism.” That’s not making shrill battleaxes like Gloria Steinem very happy,

Gloria Steinem, an icon of the women’s movement, has criticized Sarah Palin for trying to brand herself as a feminist.

In an interview with @katiecouric, Steinem argued that a woman who chooses not to have an abortion can call herself a feminist, but “you can’t be a feminist who says other women can’t have an abortion.”

…Palin, who is strongly anti-abortion, reignited the debate over who could call themselves a feminist and what that means in a May 14 speech for the Susan B. Anthony List, a PAC for antiabortion female congressional candidates.

Using grizzly bears as a metaphor, Palin seemed to imply that feminism need not apply only apply to liberal supporters of abortion rights. Conservative PTA moms can be empowered in their positions as well and can call themselves feminists, she argued.

Shorter Steinem: Only liberal women can claim to be feminists and be role models for other women.

Yet, if Sarah Palin is not a phenomenal role model for young women — then nobody is. Take a look at what we have in Sarah Palin. She’s a rags to riches story. A woman who pulled herself up by her own bootstraps to become a:  governor of Alaska, a VP candidate, and a woman with a legitimate chance to be the first female President. She’s also beautiful, has a thriving family, a successful career, a huge bank account, and she’s tremendously influential. This is an incredibly successful woman who has tremendous charisma, grace under fire, and she’s also a leader of men whose endorsements can swing elections.

It’s hard to say what the future holds for Sarah Palin, but if she retired tomorrow and moved to a shack in the deepest, darkest wilds of the Alaskan wilderness, she’d have already accomplished more than 99.99% of the people who’ve ever lived.

So again, if she’s not a phenomenal role model for young women — then nobody is. So, if Gloria Steinem or:  the:  rest of the flock of screeching “feminist” boarharpies on the Left want to challenge Sarah Palin on the “woman” front, all I can is that there won’t be one of them criticizing her that’ll be fit to wear her Naughty Monkeys.

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