Thursday, November 09, 2006

Another Awakening

Amanda at Pandagon has a theory:
Republicans tried to ride a tidal wave of misogyny to power, particularly with regards to reminding Americans at every turn that a woman would be Speaker of the House if the Democrats won. I'm going to go out on a limb and say I think this strategy backfired. A lot of generally conservative women were on the fence this election, and I know from experience that a lot of women who are conservative but not wingnuts tend to be more femininst than you'd think. Certainly feminist enough to hear Fox News reporters saying, in essence, "Scary scary a skirt with power" and think, "Well, good, I want a woman to have that job."


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