Gloria Steinem’s op-ed in the LA Times has been circulating widely on e-mail. In case you didn’t get it, here’s a paragraph from the piece. She gets right to the heart of the phony howls coming from the right that opposition to Sarah Palin is sexist:
This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.