Kate and I are pretty lucky to be feminist radio show hosts right now. With such a historic election coming up in November, we have so many things to talk about like health care, the economy, Iraq...and vaginas.
Today, during our first show of the year, I discussed how annoying it is that people (the media, my family, etc.) assume that because Sarah Palin is John McCain's running mate, that I will vote Republican in November. I mean, I'm a feminist, and I should support a woman candidate, right? We have so much in common...like vaginas.
I am sick of people reducing women to their genitals (and other people to their skin color) in this election. I do not vote with my vagina. My brain is not located in my vagina. Just because a VP nominee has a vagina, like I do, does not mean that I will automatically vote for that person.
Being a feminist isn't about agreeing with everyone on the planet who has a vagina. In fact, certain people with vaginas would be bad for this country if elected VP (in my opinion). So from today on, on the Female Impersonators Radio Hour, Kate and I will be discussing reasons why Sarah Palin would be a poor choice for VP, and how even though she has a vagina, we as feminists cannot support her as a politician.
We will also be keeping track of how many times we use the word "vagina" when discussing this upcoming election and Sarah Palin's role in it.
Vagina Tally for Female Impersonators Radio Hour: 2
Vagina Tally for this Post: 12