Friday, August 29, 2008

Is this sexism?

From the FFL article on Governor Sarah Palin in my last post:

According to The Anchorage Daily News published August 6, 2006, "Palin said last month that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child." The article went onto say that "she's a member of a pro-woman but anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life." "I believe in the strength and the power of women, and the potential of every human life,' she said."

Palin and her family lived this out when she chose to give birth to her youngest son, who has Down's Syndrome.

CNN's John Roberts, aparently, seems to think otherwise when he discusses Palin's newborn son with Diana Bash:

The baby is just slightly more than four months old now. Children with Down's syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of Vice President, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?

Bash makes a good point when she asks:

If it were a man being picked who also had a baby, but -- you know, four months ago with Down's Syndrome, would you ask the same question?

Tip of the Ruler to: Newsbusters.

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