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Dr. Wendy Doniger on Gov. Sarah Palin

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I couldn’t help but call Dr. Doniger, of the University of Chicago, when I read her quote on Sarah Palin, “Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman.”  Amazingly, she took my call while she was on vacation at Cape Cod. 

QUICK UPDATE: Suprisingly, Dr. Doniger gave $1,000 to John Kerry back in 2004.  I was expecting to see a connection to Obama.  Alas….  And nevermind that Unversity of Chicago students pay over $35,000 per year to be taught by people like this.  Does anyone have a guess how much tax payer money is sent to the University of Chicago?

Dr. Wendy Doniger

Dr. Wendy Doniger

Her basic complaint is that Sarah Palin wants to impose her theology on women and that, “[Palin] does not speak for women; she has no sympathy for the problems of other women, particularly working class women.” 

Working class women…?  While Wendy Doniger spends her time in the Ivory Tower at the University of Chicago and vacations at Cape Cod while school is in session.  By contrast, Palin is actually a working class woman.  Remember she went back to work three days after following through on her ‘choice’ to have Trig. 

My ultimate question for Dr. Doniger was, whether a woman should be defined by her behavior and political beliefs?  Cleverly, she answered that she wasn’t expert on Palin’s horomones and she doesn’t doubt that Palin does have a womb.  But she was clear that Palin wasn’t “acting like a woman.” 

Ultimately, Dr. Doniger and her ilk, do want to define womanhood by how someone votes and their political beliefs.  This is the height of sexism.

UPDATE: A clever reader wrote on Dr. Doniger, “The left’s new position:  Being homosexual is genetic.  Being a woman is a choice.”  Ah, the brilliance of leftist nuance.

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September 11, 2008 at 3:29 pm