The Bush Derangement Syndrome has been well and fully replaced by the Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS), this from feminista Naomi Wolfe:
"McCain doesn't matter. Reputable dermatologists are discussing the fact that in simply actuarial terms, John McCain has a virulent and life-threatening form of skin cancer....doctors put survival rates for someone his age at two to four years. I believe the Rove-Cheney cabal is using Sarah Palin as a stalking horse, an Evita figure, to put a popular, populist face on the coming police state and be the talk show hostess for the end of elections as we know them. If McCain-Palin get in, this will be the last true American election."
There's so much more too:
"My childrens' report cards are returned again and again though perfectly addressed; their invitations are turned back; and my daughter's many letters from camp? Vanished. All of them. Not one arrived."
The Police State is here already, intercepting letters from camp! It's amusing to see feministas so hysterical. From Wikipedia, the origins of that word.
"I experienced it myself. I put on a shalwar kameez and a headscarf in Morocco for a trip to the bazaar. Yes, some of the warmth I encountered was probably from the novelty of seeing a Westerner so clothed; but, as I moved about the market - the curve of my breasts covered, the shape of my legs obscured, my long hair not flying about me - I felt a novel sense of calm and serenity. I felt, yes, in certain ways, free."
Apparently, Naomi Wolfe has never heard of "Eve Teasing." The hijab is no guarantee you'll be left alone and feeling so "free."
I'm all for modest dressing, I think it's empowering, more flattering, a sign of self-respect and is more respectful to the people around you. But Ms. Wolfe's PR photos have her wearing tight sweaters and showing off her cleavage. And she's wondering if Western clothing is an example of how Western society objectifies women?? Who's forcing her to wear revealing clothes? Evil Western male marketers? The military/industrial complex? Bush/Rove/Cheney/Palin?