Today on the radio show, Kate and I discussed multiple reasons why we cannot support Sarah Palin's run for Vice-President, despite the fact that she has a vagina. We talked about this for a while, and then went to a song. During the song, we had two people call in. This is what the second person [a male, sounded to be older, perhaps middle-aged] said to me:
"You girls sound so cute going back and forth about Sarah Palin."
Yes. Some man called in during a feminist radio show to tell two feminists that we sounded "cute" when we were discussing some real issues that are important to know for the election that is coming up in November.
The word "cute" in this situation was especially bothersome because the way he said it seemed to belittle our concerns about Palin and the arguments we made against her. Being "cute" is for five-year-olds. We are college students, trying to inform people about Sarah Palin's anti-woman record. We deserve to be taken seriously and should not have to deal with creepy-sounding guys calling in and making inappropriate comments.
I wish I had thought to say that to him while he was on the phone, but I really just wanted to get off the line as soon as possible.