As a feminist and as a Democrat I was so amazed by both Obama's and Hillary Clinton's historic campaigns. I voted for Obama, but I would have supported Clinton if she had won and definately look forward to the day that I see a woman president. With that said, I'll be proud to vote for Obama and Biden, especially because of their support for women's rights.
Well, this morning, we all learned that McCain's VP running mate will be a woman. An anti-choice woman. Both McCain and Sarah Palin (his vice president) are against Roe vs. Wade, against birth control and probably for abstinence-only education. McCain doesn't care if women still make less money than men or does he care about violence against women. The news stations are wondering if pro-choice, or feminist women will vote for McCain now that he has picked a woman for VP. Well, I'm not. If a woman is going to run for public office, she should actually believe in women's rights. She should also actually like feminists. They don't support GLBT rights.
I don't understand women who vote against women's rights. It's like gay republicans. The republicans only like women and GLBTs when they can use us as a political tool. What's the point of electing a woman president or vice president if she doesn't believe in equal rights?
I'm going to vote my feminism and environmentalism by voting for Obama/Biden. Biden wrote the violence against women act. They both support Roe vs. Wade and equal pay for women. Obama has also come out against Bush's failed abstinence only education. Obama also actually believes solving global warming is more important than patting the oil companies on the back. If you're a scorned Hillary supporter, Sarah Palin will use you to take away the rights that we have worked so hard for.