Impassioned defenses of feminism are flowing forth from an unlikely source these days - Bill O'Reilly and the Faux News crew. When it comes to how powerful women are discussed in the media, Jon Stewart has some clips that demonstrate how far we've come in the last, oh, seven days (h/t Fourth Wave):
I detect some flip-flopping from some of the nation's most beloved dough-heads.
Still, are we happy to have some converts to the 'gendered attacks are repugnant' camp? Will Palin's position as the first Republican Party VP nominee change the national discourse, or can we expect sexist business as usual after this election cycle is over?
UPDATE: Feministing has picked this up too, and adds another Daily Show clip - an interview with Newt Gingrich that includes a brilliant defense of choice by Jon Stewart. Go watch!