Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tina Brown - 'Conservative/Republican Women Winning Elections Are Kind of a Blow to Feminism'

Former New Yorker editor Tina Brown's comments add further credence to the notion that 'feminism' in the eyes of liberals is more about furthering that liberal ideology then empowering woman.

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"GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: And it's time, now, for our Morning Mix, where we have some fun with the big stories that everyone is buzzing about this week. Starting with women rule. Huge election night Tuesday for female candidates. They won all the big races. Also, men behaving badly. Joran Van der Sloot and quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, back in the news. Real questions how law enforcement handled that behavior, too. Here to talk about it all, Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. And author, journalist and judge Catherine Crier. Welcome to both of you. And let's begin with election night. All the big races won by women. Five big winners that night: Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman out in California. Nikki Haley, surprise out in South Carolina. Sharron Angle in Nevada. Blanche Lincoln, holding on in Arkansas. And this was something remarkable. I mean, every big race won by a woman.

TINA BROWN: Yeah, I mean, it was. I mean, in some ways, it's, again, representation that people are looking for otherness. You know, they're so disgusted with incumbents, they're looking for something completely different. And, as it happens, of course, women usually are seen as, you know, an alternative because many more men are in there. But, actually, the only trouble with this one is, it almost feels as if all these women winning are kind of a blow to feminism. Because, each one of them, really, most of them, are, you know, very much, uh, uh, you know, against so many of things that women have fought for such a long time.

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