Sarah Palin, How Is Stoning Women Feminist?
Mother Davis finds herself between a rock and a hard place as she notes,
Sarah Palin has been called by some a “feminist superhero”. Why?
Is it because Sarah Palin supports feminist policies? No, Sarah Palin opposes them. Does Sarah Palin support feminist leaders? No, Sarah Palin opposes them.
Is it because Sarah Palin is a “strong woman”? Well, Sarah Palin has shown herself to be quite weak, actually, hiding from reporters and complaining when anybody criticizes her.
Besides, if Sarah Palin were a strong woman in opposition to feminism, how would that make her a feminist superhero? A feminist anti-hero, perhaps.
The reality of Sarah Palin’s relationship to feminism has been exposed at its rotten core by Palin’s years-long relationship with her spiritual mentor, Thomas Muthee. Muthee is a preacher from Kenya who gained political power there by accusing women of being witches, and encouraging locals to engage in campaigns of intimidation against those women. In the case of Kiambu, Kenya, Muthee agitated the crowds so much that the targeted woman, named Momma Jane, was threatened with stoning if she would not leave town or submit to Pastor Muthee’s authority.
Threats to stone a woman to death? Where does that fit into Sarah Palin’s claim of being a feminist superhero?
Momma Jane ran away in fear of her life, and with good reason. Not recently, women in the areas where Thomas Muthee works have been burned alive because of accusations of witchcraft. In one case, eight woman and three men accused of witchcraft were burned by angry mobs. Those numbers show the illustration. When bullies like Thomas Muthee pick their targets, they’re usually women.
Anyone who does the slightest bit of research into the background of Thomas Muthee discovers this information about his violent campaigns against women. If Sarah Palin didn’t know, then she’s made herself purposefully ignorant, and that’s a problem in itself.
Sarah Palin submitted herself to Thomas Muthee in 2005, when Muthee laid hands on her and, according to Sarah Palin, gave her the power to become Governor of Alaska. Given the history of Thomas Muthee in campaigns of violence and intimidation against women, Sarah Palin has some explaining to do to women voters in America.
Would she support or tolerate such abuses against women if she became President of the United States? How can she excuse Muthee’s behavior? Does Sarah Palin really believe that there are evil witches using their magical powers to hurt people?
Sarah Palin’s close relationship with Muthee calls into serious question the quality of her judgment and the modernity of her education. Sarah Palin has denied the reality of global warming, doesn’t believe in education, would return reproductive health to the state it was in 100 years ago, and associates with people who go hunting for witches.
For women who live in the 21st century and not in the Dark Ages, Sarah Palin is an unacceptable choice.
Shaking off her moss,