I love Rosie the Riveter - love her enough to have a Rosie action figure and dress up as Rosie for Halloween last year.
That's why it hurts when I see some people have photoshopped Gov. Sarah Palin's face onto Rosie's for various posters.
Let's get this straight: Palin is not a feminist. She doesn't represent any of the ideals that Rosie stands for.
Palin opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. She cut funding for teen pregnancy programs in Alaska. Under Palin's watch, Wasilla rape victims had to pay for their own rape kits, often ranging between $300 and $1200. She supports abstinance only education.
If she supports the Republican platform and John McCain's platform, then Palin will join him in opposing equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender. She will join McCain in recieving a zero rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America. Palin will join him (and Bush) in being unsure if condoms halt the spread of HIV and if they should be publicly funded. Palin will support McCain's blatant skewing of Obama's voting record on age appropriate sex education, which includes information on appropriate touching and sexual predators.
She's not a feminist anymore than I'm a rocket scientist. Don't believe the bullshit McCain-Palin is spewing and the mainstream media is either eating up or allowing to pass uncritiqued.
Thanks to pow3rful in the Feministing Community for the heads up.