Of Cabbages and Kings

October 24, 2008

Mackinnon is for Obama

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chinmayi @ 12:57 am

I had almost lost faith in the women’s movement having made the acquaitance of so much of the swagger and blind herd-mentality that claims to be part of it. And then two days back, I heard its Queen speak. And she is absolutely fabulous. 

Someone asked Catherine Mackinnon what she though of Sarah Palin. “I weep for her education”, she said but then went on to describe Palin’s spirit, warmth and courage and to say how much she admired her (even though she would not want her as vice-president this time).

I find that three days later, without denigrating women, she has held the movement to the dignity that it should rightfully have – she has written about why Obama is the way forward.

PS – This is a slack phase. I am still settling into the new city and the new life. Give me a few weeks…


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