Inadvertently or not, Sen. McCain did the Men's Rights movement a great service when he asked Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
Not because she's an outspoken arbiter of men's rights (to my knowledge, she's never addressed any of the issues pertinent).
It's not because she's a woman, and we can then point and say "Look, a woman is VP, time to let up!"
It's not because of anything the Republicans have done at all. It's what the Democrats did. It's what the feminists did. And it's what the mainstream media did.
And I hope to God they keep doing it.
There has been more open criticism of feminism in the last few days than there has for the last few decades! There have been accusations of hypocrisy levelled at NOW, openly, by fairly mainstream figures...politicians even!
The patent absurdity of the "progressive left"'s reaction, coupled with the aplomb Palin addressed the RNC with (yes, I watched the whole speech...on purpose...AND I enjoyed it), makes mincemeat of feminist and Progressive credibility.
People are even starting to point out the hypocrisy of other feminist "sacred cows", ...to show pattern, mind.
The mere fact that Palin LIVES the feminist talk, right down to making her own choices on conception and pregnancy, and yet feminists everywhere are screeching for her blood mere HOURS after the announcement...well, that right there is enough evidence to hang the whole lot of them.
This is one nauseatingly long American election I'm actually going to enjoy being forced to follow. :)