Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Steinem on Hillary, Palin

This isn't the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.

We had all better weigh in and work on what the flavor of that new pie should be -- and how it should be sliced.


tonyo said...

Tarush si Mama!

I read the whole thing some days back. Ang taray. Malinaw ang linya niya. Sana mabigo ang tangkang panloloko sa kababaihan at mamamayang Amerikano.

Anonymous said...

That Steinem quote should clarify the difference between pseudo-feminism or contentless feminism and REAL, TRUE historical feminism. The first is what predominantly male hierarchical organisations try to sell to women. The second is what women develop for themselves, as a politically conscious constituency.

Ninotchka Rosca said...

Thanks for the comments. For some reason, those of Philippine ancestry seem hesitant about commenting on US elections.

A most delicious scenario for me would run like this: Nov. 9th, McCain is told he's won the presidency and has a heart attack.

So what do you do then, America?


Lec Serrano said...

Hi Ninotchka. I am doing a literary research for my MA class at the Ateneo now. I will use feminist theories and my prof. tell me to focus on Filipina feminist theorists and writers. My lit research will focus on poverty in the Philippines and the status of Filipina in Filipino households. May you suggest Filipina writers (and their works) who might give me light on my research? Thank you very much. More power! –Lec Serrano

Ninotchka Rosca said...

I'm flattered by your request but since I live in the U.S., I wouldn't presume to know as much as people in the Philippines about Filipina writers, poverty, etc. Why not contact Tinay Palabay of the Gabriela Women's Party?

Lec Serrano said...

Thanks! More power!

Anonymous said...

hi! i am student doing research about women who fought during martial law. and you are worthy to be included in our report since you fought relentlessly.

can you provide information on the struggle of women during martial law? will appreciate your reply.

you can reply to my email: cristine.gemini@gmail.com

and i think gabriela should encourage women not to vote for sarah palin as she is anti-women.

thanks and more power.