If there were a reality show called “Who’s the REAL Feminist?” Andrew Sullivan evidently considers himself a candidate for judge. He, predictably, had the unmitigated gall to assume the role of “feminist maven”on an “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Bill Maher Show. How appropriate!
He debated the issue with Wendy Schiller, associate professor at Brown University on the segment. Talk about picking your opponent! Sullivan, once again, has shown himself to be the good old misogynist we have all come to know and despise. There is a video in the article. WordPress would not accept the code, so I could not post it here. You can watch it when you click into The Daily Caller article.
Published: 6:26 PM 03/24/2012
On Friday’s “Overtime” segment of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Newsweek columnist and The Daily Beast’s “The Dish” blogger Andrew Sullivan made a comparison between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
According to Sullivan, Thatcher’s legacy was “amazing” because she never played the sex card.
“Thatcher was amazing to me because … she never allowed another woman in her own cabinet, by the way, ever, in 11 years,” Sullivan said. “She’s also a woman in the 50s, got educated in chemistry and had a family and ran as a single woman, and never once in her entire life played the sex card. Never, never played it.”
“… she never allowed another woman in her own cabinet.” What a testament! These women would probably disagree with Judge Sullivan.
There are many, many more like them. Hillary Clinton has worked for 40 years for women, children, and families. As Secretary of State, her signature issue has been the empowerment of women and girls. Meryl Streep stated, introducing this amazing woman, a hero to so many of us, at the Women in the World Summit this month, that there are women in the world who are still alive today only because they had their pictures taken with Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Comparing her unfavorably with the woman who showed not an ounce of empathy with the mothers of the Long Kesh hunger strikers, defies reason and serves to disqualify Sullivan as any kind of judge of feminism.
How dare you, Andrew Sullivan! You crossed the line, and we are watching you!