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Wednesday Sep 10, 2008 12:04 pm
On ‘Pit Bull Feminism’
InThesetimes.com reader, TheologyJen, responds to Susan Douglas's new column on Sarah Palin and 'Pit Bull Feminism':
Speaking from the other side of the Pond, it seems to me that a basic category error is being made here. Being a “Superwoman, top executive and mother of five” does not automatically qualify any woman as a feminist. It just means she’s a woman who has succeeded in acquiring power and influence *despite* her gender.
To qualify as a feminist you have to at the very least subscribe to the basic tenets of the movement, and that includes reproductive rights and equal employment rights. Without that, Sarah Palin is not a Pit Bull Feminist, she’s just a Pit Bull.