Thursday, October 2, 2008
What Palin represents to Gen X women
I've been trying to put my finger on exactly why Gen Xers like myself are not supportive of Sarah Palin. Now, you could say it's because I'm a liberal democrat (which I am). However, I can respect John McCain - but why not Palin?
And then I figured it out. Actually, feministing.com had the answer. To paraphrase, a lot of Boomer feminists were upset by the Obama victory over Clinton, because Obama represented that guy they lost the job/promotion/whatever to. However, many Xer feminists don't like Palin because she represents the "incompetent yet babelicious woman is promoted over her head, then the boss orders the attention of the entire team/department/etc. to focus on ensuring that 'we' shield her from "mistakes" (or worse, we get blamed for her mistakes)."
Check out the post for yourself and report back what you think.