Now, suddenly the Democrats are outraged, just outraged, at how women are treated. Where was this concern when Bill Clinton was groping and humiliating a wide swath through Washington, DC? And Little Rock? And now New York? Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Willey did not insist on anonymity. They explained and answered the questions publicly, and to the world.UPDATE: Thanks to all those people who corrected me that Tammy Bruce worked for NOW, not NAACP. Too many days of too little sleep and too much to do. Sorry.
As a feminist who has spent most of my professional life dealing with the bad behavior of men and working for equality for women, those charges aren’t shocking. When I heard of them, I also thought them to be probably true.
But it was a long time ago when I threw my idealistic expectations of politicians out the window. My romance with heroes ended when I found my own feminist colleagues were corrupt, and realized that politicians, gulp, lie. I still want honesty and some decency from politicians, but I understand now that we must demand it of them, and hold their feet to the fire.
Saturday, October 04, 2003
Tammy Bruce, a former head of the Los Angeles branch of NOW, is appalled that women who defended Clinton's abuse of women are now so shocked by Schwarzenegger.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 6:33 AM