January 08, 2008


Gloria Steinem goes off on a wicked rant about how everyone's being mean and piling on Hillary in the NYT today: what's particularly hilarious is the way she taps into the olde Elizabeth Cady Stanton rant about how manifestly unfair the fifteenth amendment was by giving the vote to black men before the much more deserving white women.

She accidently steps on her thesis with this backhanded slap, though:

That’s why the Iowa primary was following our historical pattern of making change. Black men were given the vote a half-century before women of any race were allowed to mark a ballot, and generally have ascended to positions of power, from the military to the boardroom, before any women (with the possible exception of obedient family members in the latter).

But I guess the exit thought is that Gloria Steinem is still alive: who knew?

Posted by Steve-O at January 8, 2008 10:04 AM | TrackBack