MUST WE WAIT
50 MORE YEARS?
ovation-inducing retort to the "iron my shirt" hecklers: "Oh,
the remnants of sexism are alive and well." ["Take that, chauvinist
shock jock pigs!" -- Huffpost]
When Obama condescendingly
said this in the NH debate, the audience groaned in displeasure.
The comments above
are only two of many that have come out of the Obama campaign and were
seen and heard on live TV. There are others like them all over the blogs
and talk shows that have not been refuted by his campaign.
them up against those comments by the Clinton campaign that Blacks are
calling racist. Most of the media won't because it is promoting Obama.
It won't even put Bill or Hillary's whole
quotation they complain about in the article because that would negate
their charges of racism. The media is fomenting racism to turn Blacks against
Why aren't women
raging about the direct sexism demonstrated by the candidate himself and
those who speak on his behalf? This country
allowed Black MEN to vote 50 YEARS BEFORE IT ALLOWED WOMEN, BLACK OR WHITE,
Women gained the
vote in 1920, after 72 years of the largest civil rights movement in the
world. Now is the time to do something with it by supporting and voting
for a highly qualified person of our own gender.
They say the country
is looking for change. The only presidents we have ever had in this country
have been men; there is no change in electing another one. The real change
is a woman as president for the first time ever.
While we can sympathize
and understand the feelings a word such as "lynching" induces
in Blacks, rape and battering are no walk in the park either. And rape
and battering are still a constant horror for both black and white women
as they have been throughout history. Let's hear a little angst about those
Now is our time
to rage; rage against the total unfairness of a propaganda mill that churns
out so much sexism and hatred for a woman who dares to be confident and
Women must stand
up for Hillary or else shut up and continue to be devalued, underpaid and
scorned with words like bitch, whore and worse.
brave women won for us the right to vote only 78 years ago. They lit
a candle of freedom that has warmed and lighted us all toward equality.
It was not just
white women -- it was all women
of all races that got to vote.
the light go out. Let it shine through our love and our tears."
by Peter Yarrow
Light one candle
for the strength that we need
To never became our own foe.
And light one candle for those who are suffering
Pain we learned so long ago.
Light one candle for all we believe in.
Let anger not tear us a-part.
And light one candle to bind us together
With peace as the song in our hearts.
"Don't let the light go out.
Let it shine through our love and our tears."
2008 Renee T. Louise and Ruth M. Sprague, Ph.D. These articles may be republished
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