Posts Tagged ‘equal rights’

Executive Web Editor extraordinaire for Jerk Magazine, Kate Holloway, inquired my thoughts via her Facebook status after the blog-o-sphere exploded concerning the newest accusations concerning Sarah Palin and feminism.

In my book, Sarah Palin does not support feminist ideals, therefore it is difficult for me to associate her with the progressive, never-ending fight for equal rights between genders. Scratch that—it’s nearly impossible for me to consider her a feminist.

Strong women exemplify components of feminism no matter what—Palin’s leadership in her otherwise lacking party is admirable, especially considering current gender roles in politics. Gender aside, I would never elect an individual to greater office who chose to step down from their position as Governor in order to write books, appear on Fox news as a contributing analyst, and signs deals with TLC for reality shows. Woman or man—that can’t be my next President. (more…)

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In a week where much of the focus will be (once again) on the economy’s ups and downs, I wanted to take things in a different direction. In search of some alternative topics, I came upon an editorial discussing the subject of same-sex marriage. Over the last month or so, there have been many articles debating whether homosexuals should be granted equal rights, all of which came to a head one month ago during the Oscars. Sean Penn brought up the issue during his acceptance speech after receiving the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician in the US. As the debate continues to heat up, I would like to push for the support of same-sex marriage. (more…)