I have been hesitating writing about this topic because I know I will look like a bigger whiner than usual. I also really admire the talents of Julianne Moore greatly. I love the normally great shows on HBO. And lastly, I am not making my objections to what happened because I am a partisan hack.
HOWEVER, I just want to give voice to a particular point of view that found the entire subject of the book Game Change, the HBO movie Game Change, the 4 Emmys it won, and the unfortunate remarks made by Julianne Moore highly sexist and frankly, disgraceful.
Some partisans have actually taken on the whole subject very well, talking about how classless the acceptance speech was, how ridiculous both the book and the movie were, based on lies, cardboard cutout versions of Sarah Palin, how the whole thing was a partisan hatchet job from beginning to end. They also discussed how the Hollywood establishment was just patting themselves on their sophomoric backs on how clever they were turning the perceived threat of Sarah Palin into someone ridiculous, and I can agree with their criticisms.
However, I am going to go further. First of all, I really admire Sarah Palin. I admire her guts and her smarts. Yes-----her smarts. I realize that she speaks the English language a little differently than those oh-so-smarty pants from the left side of the aisle. But if you actually listen to what she's trying to say, she's a whole lot smarter than those folks with their erudite impressions of what English is supposed to be. And I'm not going to argue with anyone about that.
The reason I'm not going to debate about her intelligence is the real crux of this whole piece. The left was so intent on destroying her, that they used every means possible INCLUDING SEXISM to vanquish her. And if you wonder what sexism I am referring to, examples of it can be found in the videos in the right column. And the book and movie Game Change were emblematic of this entire mind set. Yes, it is hypocrisy alert time. The party of women was using every sexist tool at its disposal to take out another woman including letting women do the dirty work for them. The women in this whole debacle were even more disgraceful than the men because they were used. And they totally missed the most OBVIOUS of points that by using sexist slurs to demean another woman, even one who they vehemently disagree with, they are giving permission for those same sexist slurs to be used against any woman at any time including themselves. I mean DUH????
As a result, the poor women who went along with this stupidity looked like they were so desperate to be part of their "in crowd" that they were willing to cross the line on sexism to prove their worthiness to be part of the group/club. It is absolutely pathetic how in denial that 'pro-woman" crowd is that they are so arrogantly supposedly pro woman but suspend their own rules when it suits their purposes. And Game Change in all its forms was the ugly wound illustrating all of it. The authors, the Emmy committee, everyone who put this film together, and everyone who snicker and laugh at themselves for being so clever to try to bury Sarah Palin should be ashamed of themselves. They are cowards.
As long as we women continue to not support one another we will continue to only have the crumbs of power we now have. You know, the #80 ranking in the world of female representation in government, the 16.8% of women in our Congress, the never having a woman president or VP, the 12% of governorships, the 8% of big city mayorships, the 3.6% of corporate CEO positions, the making 77 cents on the man's dollar. The whole ball of wax. How long will we continue to delude ourselves that we women are holding power when we are not? The emperor has no clothes!!!!
We can identify all of the reasons as to why we women are sitting where we are sitting. But one of the prime reasons is that we women refuse to support one another. It must be deeply rooted psychologically and it is a topic that to me needs alot more study. But as long as women sell themselves out to the various parties and interests in order to go along with the crowd(a sign of extreme female weakness in my opinion), we will not unite. And as long as we are divided, we don't use our power. Shame on everyone who was part of Game Change. You are a bunch of sexist, backward looking neanderthals. And shame on the women who continue to give them cover.
I close with an example of Hillary Clinton, a class act talking about Sarah Palin, someone who understands what I am talking about and who is and has always been a champion of ALL women: