Despite the best efforts of the tabloid media (and by tabloid I mean the major networks) to implode the Palins’ marriage, they failed. Sarah and her high school sweetheart, Todd, are still happily married and doing just fine. They have mutual admiration for each other and it shows. Everything out of Sarah’s mouth regarding her husband is complimentary. (I hope Kate Goesslin took notes for her next marriage.)
The other thing that sticks in the craw of the Left is the non-traditional setup of this traditional marriage. Sarah brings home the bacon and Todd cares for the babies and cooks! It’s a “feminist’s” dream come true right? Gloria Steinem once said,
We know that we can do what men can do, but we still don’t know that men can do what women can do. That’s absolutely crucial. We can’t go on doing two jobs.
Seems like the Palins know this very well. But it does not endear them to the Left. Sarah has everything the lefty-fems said they wanted. A career, children, a husband who embraces his feminine side and helps around the house and yet they hate her for it. Probably because they’ve never been able to achieve the dream they sold for themselves.
A post-script in this category is Sarah Palin as fertility goddess. This powerful archetypal image is something the faux feminists have laid claim to, presupposing that women because of their fertility power and life-giving ability were at one time in ancient herstory revered and worshiped. I took the college indoctrination courses and there is no proof of this nonsense of course. Only a couple of cave paintings and carvings that look like ancient porn to me. But the fertility goddess image lasts and is still a powerful one in the mind of mankind.
Sarah is a modern fertility goddess. Her five children are proof and her sexual attractiveness only increases with the evidence of her fertility. In the basic caveman mind of man, she is the epitome of the perfect mate who clearly has no trouble procreating and has retained her sexual allure. Not only do her five children give evidence of her fertility, but Sarah is so potent it has spilled over onto her oldest daughter who has begun the ancient cycle again by giving birth. Sarah is a grandmother! And yet, her fertility on display is like catnip for most people (men especially.) Her status as a grandmother doesn’t diminish her attractiveness at all.
The leftist feminists are tied in knots over this one. On one hand they want to embrace the fertility goddess in all women. (For them this means attending several showings of the Vagina Monologues per year and staring endlessly at their hoohas with hand-held mirrors.) They are the advocates of goddess worship.
The Great Goddess was worshiped as the feminine life force deeply connected to nature and fertility, responsible both for creating life and for destroying life
This connection progressive feminists feel to the ancient fertility goddess is deep. There are many exhaustive tomes on the subject. But the pagan feminists abhor women who have more than one or two children and refer to them as “breeders.” They revere women who advertise they killed the evidence of their fertility through abortions. They know there is a disconnect in this thinking. They may not be able to explain it, but they feel it when they look at Sarah and her brood. They want to deride her for her choice but you can’t help wondering if they secretly wish they had the same freedom. It is as if they know what she is should be respected based on all their beliefs, but beliefs be damned, she’s not one of them. Her failure to toe the leftist line makes every accomplishment null and void. Faux feminists hate Sarah for illustrating a basic truth about them; “feminists” are leftists first.