Friday, November 14, 2008

How Women Shoot Themselves Over and Over

In a rambling post, Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe has buried, in the middle of the piece, some telling numbers about how women sell each other out.

"Nationally, Obama won the election with a bare majority of men: 49 percent to 48 percent. But he won with a landslide of votes from women: 56 percent to 43 percent. Eight million more women than men voted for him.

In some of the battleground states, women made all or nearly all the difference. In New Hampshire, men split their votes pretty evenly, but women chose Obama nearly 2-to-1. In North Carolina, men picked McCain 56 percent to 43 percent and women picked Obama 55 percent to 44 percent."

The percentage of women serving in the Senate and House next year only rose by a dismal 1%, to 17%. Yet we make up the majority in this country and we determine the outcome of elections.

I find it sad that so many women voted for a man, one who didn't say one word against the sexism and misogyny directed at the women running against him. He encouraged it by his silence, and he was rewarded with the presidency.

I'm not providing the link to Goodman's piece, because it is one of the worst pieces of writing I've seen in a long time.

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