Tuesday, February 5, 2008

100 CCs of Feminism, Stat!

What's the matter with Washington State? I don't know much about the state, other than it's capital is Olympia, and it rains a lot there. But sadly, there's a 13 year old girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus women. This letter to the editor of the Tri-State Herald is heartbreaking:
Men presidents only

I think that having a woman president would be a bad idea for our country. Women are not meant to rule countries and be in charge. They are meant to make decisions but not confirm them.

Our president deals with some countries that don't respect or allow women in leadership positions. I wonder if the United States would have more terrorist attacks because we would be seen as weak with a woman leader. I agree that women can do many things, but leave the ruling of the countries to the men.

BRITTANY BAYLES, 13, Kennewick

Brittany, dear, please tell me that you're actually a middle-aged white man posing as a 13 year old girl who is afraid of the rightfully rising status of women in American society.

Women are not weak, they are able to think just as well as men. They can rule countries, and have been doing so for a long time. Please visit a history book and examine the reigns of Elizabeth I of England and Catherine the Great of Russia. Then you can look at the careers of Margaret Thatcher, Indira Ghandi, and Angela Merkel. Women are fine and great rulers, elected, appointed, or inherited.

Words fail me in how to describe my feelings about this letter. This is something that I would expect from Pat Robertson or Mike Huckabee. To know that someone is teaching the rising generation of youth to become the next Ann Coulter or Beverly LaHaye makes me ill.

[Found via Feministing]