Shakesville has started a new series which is bound to be depressing, but which is a really good idea: the Sarah Palin sexism watch which will be documenting instances of sexism against Sarah Palin. Melissa writes:
And I’ll go ahead and put it right in the fucking inaugural post in this series: I will defend Sarah Palin against misogynist smears not because I like or support her, but because that’s how feminism works.
On a separate note, she also has a pair of excellent quotes by Palin about Hilary that reveal the “women’ll vote for any woman! Right? Right. Even if she’s considerably anti-woman!” mindset of this choice:
Sarah Palin, earlier today:
I can’t begin this great effort without honoring the achievements of … Senator Hillary Clinton, who showed such determination and grace in her presidential campaign.
Sarah Palin, last March:
[At the NEWSWEEK Women & Leadership Event in Los Angeles], Palin talked about what women expect from women leaders; how she took charge in Alaska during a political scandal that threatened to unseat the state’s entire Republican power structure, and her feelings about Sen. Hillary Clinton. (She said she felt kind of bad she couldn’t support a woman, but she didn’t like Clinton’s “whining.”)
Shakesville has, in my opinion, done a very nice job of media watching during the past season. I think the blog excels at creating documentation of sexist and racist phenomena, like racism against Obama, sexism against Clinton, or the sheer volume of disembodied women presented as novelties.