Elisabeth Hasselback, ‘Considered the last true “Survivor sweetheart” by many fans’ according to Reality TV World, introduced Sarah Palin in Tampa today. Amidst accusations of sexism aimed at Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, and all it’s supporters, she embodied sexism in every fiber of her being.
For nine pout-filled minutes, the evangelical conservative co-host of ABC’s The View alternately gushed over The Presence and scolded “Them” for daring to question the beloved Wasilla Messiah.
“I have a hard time not being sassy”, she flounced while defending the RNC’s $150,000 in expenditures turning the Alaskan Mayor into a slinking sex-symbol for libidinous Republican men. Questioning this Jezebelization “is deliberately sexist,” she says to applause and wolf whistles. “As you can see, Sarah Palin is a woman who knows how to dress”. The crowd goes wild, the wolf whistles run rampant and millions of GOP men imagine Palin seductively dressing – and undressing – for them.
No amount of protestation about Palin’s defense of “our unborn daughters” changes the fact that both of these women embrace the very power-through-sexuality that is the Uncle Tom Jig of feminism. The “flaunt it if you got it” wink to the good old boys who don’t mind having a “sassy” little honey around the Club – on off Wednesdays – to make them look egalitarian while picking up their moribund heart rates and testosterone counts. The kow-tow to the status quo that gathers in the spoils of sexual appeal while jamming a Gucci stiletto heel on the instep of women not willing to gussy-up to get what they want.
These two and those like them providing role models to my daughters chills me to the bone. I hope my daughters grow into beautiful women and I hope they enjoy it. I hope my son grows into a beautiful man and I hope he enjoys it. But should any of them grow to believe that their path to success is tied to their use of physical sexual attractiveness I will not only have failed as a parent, but I will share that blame with anyone like these two idiots for promoting the idea,