I am emailing you all to express disappointment in your organization’s defense of GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. I truly believe because your group didn’t come to such defense of equally divisive and polarizing Sarah Palin and faced the wrath of right wingers this is the reason your group making up for lost time.
This is on your OWN site about what NOW pertains to:
Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
Yet NOW is defending this BIGOTED HOMOPHOBE who stands up for NONE OF THE THINGS YOUR ORGANIZATION IS ABOUT!! She’s not for women’s reproductive rights, she’s not for gay rights, she’s anti-abortion, she is very old school traditional family values, she stands by her ignorance of black history and is sadly the worst example of a Christian. I never thought much of NOW but I at least expected your organization to at least adhere to your own legacy what you are about. Does the President of NOW or the staffers not use GOOGLE or go on Youtube to see a history of the divisive language and racially offensive and homophobic comments this woman has made within the last 5-6 years and even moreso before she became a national figure? If this was just a conservative women in general that was treated wrongfuly who didn’t have a history of offensive comments towards groups I can understand your defense of her. This woman even disrespected the First Lady when the First Lady advised more women to breast feed their babies more. Considering Bachmann has 5 kids and has probably done the same you would think she wouldn’t be partisian about such a comment. Yet Bachmann did attack it and came on the offense about it from a government is Nannystate aspect! Alas I have NEVER EVER seen NOW take a stand against any of the disrespect First Lady Michele Obama has received in the last 3 years (at the same timeframe you all came in defense of attacks against Hilary Clinton during the ’08 campaign period)!!
I find it sad and laughable at the same time of you defending someone like Bachmann to pacify the right wingers. Yet sexist right wingers like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity (Hannity by the way defends viagra being ok for medical reasons to be covered by government but is against government tax dollars for birth control) will never change how they disrespect women who aren’t of a conservative perspective like Palin and Bachmann. They will just continue to whine on the unfair treatment of bigoted women like them! Someone on Fox news recently was offended that the healthcare reform will cover women for domestic violence counseling and equated that to the equivalent to government covering for manicures and pedicures. But alas where is NOW to address this nonsense and speak out on it’s offensive nature?
I am not a member of NOW. I will advise other women to also not be a member. I will be posting on my blog and my Facebook page my email to NOW and urging women to not have anything to do with this organization.
In good conscious I can’t support or take NOW seriously AT ALL because of your recent stance! What a joke you all are now!!