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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Do you find this sexist?
A (female) friend posted this image on Facebook:
While I completely agree that the Republican Party is waging a war on women, trying to erode their rights, and I am scared of what a Romney victory would mean for a lot of things I cherish, I couldn't help but find this image sexist and patronizing. It indicates that women can only vote for one candidate. Another kind of vote would indicate self-hating and craziness. I don't like being told what I have to do if I am sane, to have somebody question my self-worth if I deviate from the line. And I say this as a progressive feminist.
What do you think? Do you find the image and the slogan sexist or not? Why?