September 18, 2003

THE TIMES JOINS THE VRWC?:

NOW and then (Jennifer Harper, 9/18/03, Washington Times)

Feminists are peeved over a New York Times editorial that called the National Organization for Women (NOW) decision to support Carol Moseley Braun in her quest for the presidency "silly," adding that NOW "trivialized the important role women will play in the coming election."

"We have become a target," Roselyn O'Connell of the National Women's Political Caucus told the Associated Press yesterday.

"There is a movement coming from a number of different places to marginalize and discredit the feminist movement," she said. "The parties and candidates want women's votes, but they expect us to capitulate on the things that are important to us."


It's not possible to top this assessment:
Republican consultant Bill McInturff said, "NOW is a marginal political organization with no impact or clout, that no one takes seriously, and now they endorse a candidate that no one takes seriously, so they're perfect together."

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2003 8:21 PM
Comments

They could regain their credibility in the eyes of the Times and lose it even more with everyone else by immediately jumping ship from the USS Moseley-Braun if Hillary announces her candidacy.

Posted by: John at September 19, 2003 12:02 AM

At least they endorsed the female.
Their failure to stick with their core mission, in the past, is what has squandered their previous clout.

They're so badly viewed, that 2/3 of Gen X women won't call themselves feminists, although almost all of them live exactly the type of lives that the Boomer babes fought for.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at September 19, 2003 5:23 AM
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