For the hardcore left of the Democratic party–the wing of the party that controls party ideology & messaging–a woman is only a woman & and a feminist if she is pro-abortion.
As I wrote last week in my convention coverage, this is why the leftists are attacking Palin so vociferously–she threatens their narrow definition of feminism & female identity.
This attitude is reflected in recent comments by the South Carolina Democratic party chair:
Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate ” whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasnâ€™t had an abortion.â€
The latest battle in the culture war has been joined.
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