NOW begrudgingly defends Palin, then demands critics back off

Posted by: ST on March 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Via Fox News:

Bill Maher uttered a female vulgarism when referring to former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin on his HBO show Friday night.

“Did you hear this – Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she’s demanding that we invade ‘Tsunami,’” Maher said. “I mean she said, ‘These ‘Tsunamians’ will not get away with this.’ Oh speaking of dumb tw**s, did you…”

Maher was offering an imagined Palin response in an apparent attempt at humor, as Palin had made no such statement.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) refused to comment on Maher’s use of the derogatory term. A rep told it is a “known fact” that NOW does not correspond with FOX News.

But later – via Daily Caller:

In the wake of Bill Maher’s tasteless slur against Sarah Palin Friday night, in which he called the former Alaska governor a “twat,” the National Organization for Woman (NOW) has not only denounced the use of such sexist words, but also issued a warning to conservatives who they believe are attempting to use the issue to discredit their organization: “We are on to you, right-wingers.”

“Listen, supposedly progressive men (ok, and women, too): Cut the crap! Stop degrading women with whom you disagree and/or don’t like by using female body terms or other gender-associated slurs,” Lisa Bennett, NOW communications director wrote in a statement.

In addition to chastising men (and women) like Maher who use their position as progressives as a shield against charges of sexism, NOW made it clear that their denouncement Maher’s sexist remark toward Palin is in no way an endorsement of her or conservative policies.

“You’re trying to take up our time getting us to defend your friend Sarah Palin. If you keep us busy defending her, we have less time to defend women’s bodies from the onslaught of reproductive rights attacks and other threats to our freedom, safety, livelihood, etc,” wrote Bennett. “Sorry, but we can’t defend Palin or even Hillary Clinton from every sexist insult hurled at them in the media. That task would be impossible, and it would consume us. You know this would not be a productive way to fight for women’s equal rights, which is why you want us stuck in this morass.”

The organization contends that the calls for NOW to speak out against every sexist comment leveled against conservative women is an attempt by conservatives to make the organization appear hypocritical. NOW insists, however, that they have come to the defense of Palin and that their work benefits all women, liberal and conservative.

Yeah, like issuing a statement is forcing NOW to be “stuck” in a “morass.” LOL.

But seriously, NOW’s just peeved because they were once again called out on their glaring hypocrisy when it comes to sexist comments made about prominent female leaders, commentators, etc. Liberal women, on one hand, are deserving of 24-7 campaigns to demand apologies, suspensions, firings, etc. But because conservative women, on the other hand, don’t support a woman’s “right to choose” and are in fact staunchly pro-life life, they aren’t “real women” to hardcore feminist types and as a result don’t deserve the same type of militant anti-sexism support from the likes of the “enlightened” NOW gang.

Personally, I couldn’t care less about any statement – or lack thereof – coming from so-called “women’s groups” denouncing the sexist treatment of female public figures, no matter their respective party affiliations. In fact, conservative women don’t need any defending by any duplicitous “progressive feminist groups.” But all the same it’s worth pointing out when they don’t. More importantly, it’s imperative to know why they don’t, which I explained above. Simply put: You’re not 100% woman unless you buy 100% into the radical liberal feminist dogma about “reproductive rights.”

BTW, when you read antagonistic statements made by NOW “leaders”, is it like you can almost hear them screeching out their little scoldings while wagging their fingers a la the Wicked Witch of the West? Personally, after reading their dribblings, I can’t get that image outta my head …

Wicked Witch of the West

Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of the West.

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11 Responses to “NOW begrudgingly defends Palin, then demands critics back off”


  1. Carol says:

    ya know, EVERYONE has something to say about Palin.. everyone.. except NOW? Haha. They are ones to accuse, huh?

  2. Neo says:

    I agree. A statement from the National Organization for Abortion is not necessary, most especially since Maher’s statement has nothing to do with abortion.

  3. Carlton West says:

    Maher is your typical liberal “comedian” whose vocabulary is limited to words he reads in toilet stalls. He is NOW’s kind of guy.

  4. pubscout says:

    No surprise there. When (Free My) Willie Clinton was playing hide and seek with a Macanudo and a young intern, everyone was asking, “Where’s NOW now?” And NOW was MIA.:d

  5. Bill G. says:

    Was the screed you were referring to the one that went “WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE HEARD…”?

  6. JMilam says:

    “You’re trying to take up our time getting us to defend your friend Sarah Palin. If you keep us busy defending her, we have less time to defend women’s bodies…”

    Blah, blah, blah…

    Huh? Take up your time? Getting you to say even this much has taken literally years. No one is trying to “trick” you into appearing to be hypocritical. You do that just fine with no provocation from anyone.

  7. Paul says:

    NOW’s agenda is a selective one. If you are Left of center they will defend you, but if you are Right of center they do nothing for you.

  8. Carlos says:

    If it’s not abortion or a lib, NOW stands for “Not Our War”. No matter how hypocritical it is.

    BTW, have you ever noticed that the bigger the hypocrite, the harder it is for that hypocrite to recognize the fault?

  9. The Captain says:

    And you expected something earthshattering from the “National Organization of Whiners”?

  10. Michael Teuber says:

    NOW is simply an Identity Rights Extortion racket. Ideology is a putative justification for exploiting remorselessly inflamed Fear, Anger, Insecurity and Resentment, at a steep markup in financial and political support. Both liberal and conservative women are abandoned when they become an obstacle to the further funding and influence of NOW. Linda Tripp, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin have all been disposable to the attacks of misogynists as the interests of NOW required.