“No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots."
—Barbara Ehrenreich



They certainly hit the nail on the head with this one. Let's put this sexist thing to rest and start talking about issues and asking real questions. I, for one, am disturbed that we don't even have a dialog anymore about the economy, homelessness, the war, health insurance, etc. I'm tired of hearing about lipstick and I don't care how many kids she has.




I had really debated with myself about posting about politics on my blog, but this is a major part of my life, as it should be. Part of my training as an artist has been to engage others in critical thought and dialog. As a member of the indie-blogging community I haven't seen much of this discussion happening, and I'm tired of side-stepping the elephant in the room (who may or may not be wearing lipstick). Sarah Palin does not speak for me.


4 comments:

Kate said...

Nor me. Thank you for posting this. I've posted a bit on my blog, mostly just cute pics of my doll of a daughter in her Obama shirt, but I feel the same way. It makes me angry that so many people seem to be falling for it too. Just because she's a woman and I'm one as well, doesn't mean I have anything in common with her or agree with her politics or life choices at all. I am so tired of people assuming that I'm voting for her just because we both have boobs!

Rachael said...

Kate, I love those pictures of your daughter! I'm relieved to see your comment and I'm hopeful that we might see more conversations about this on other art/design blogs.

joAnn said...

well said, rachael! i have no qualms about posting politically on my blog. i have a post in draft form right now. i have to step away from it and come back because i often get carried away in my frustration! it is a huge par of all of our lives - those who don't think so aren't really living.

i applaud your bravery in posting about what you feel so strongly about. i will soon and in time i am sure we will see much more...

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