Friday, September 5, 2008

Sexism Watch 2008: Bill O'Reilly v.Bill O'Reilly Edition

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!


Kandee said...

They seem to only care now because they have something to lose if Palin is attacked or discounted.

frau sally benz said...

This video is just too funny. I knew something like this was going to happen. It annoys me that they're shouting "sexist" at every criticism, even when it's not sexist.

Fourth Wave Feminism said...

You should also check out the video posted on Jump off the Bridge from last night's The Daily Show. Their interviews with the RNCers--trying to get them to talk about Bristol's "choice"--had me all but falling out of my seat.

Habladora said...

Thanks for the heads-up, we try not to miss anything posted at JOTB - its one of my favorite feminist blogs ;)

TheNerd said...

Only one thing makes people this bold in their hypocracy - money. I bet if we looked deep enough, we'd see how some "donations" had exchanged hands.