Feminist Gloria Feldt—Liberating Women? or Just Another Lib…Berating Women?

Looking For Love With All the Wrong Feminists

If you haven’t seen this exchange between Laura Ingraham and Gloria Feldt on the lack of feminist outrage over Carrie Prejean’s treatment in the media, you should.  It is an eye opening example of how feminism has been corrupted away from the ideals of liberating women.

“Feminism is the idea that women should have political, social, sexual, intellectual and economic rights equal to those of men.” –Wikipedia

Where is the voice of the feminist movement who claims it’s out to protect the right of women to form and express their own opinions, free of degrading treatment?  The latest attacks on Carrie Prejean all just “happen” to mention not her opinion or her logic, but her body, her womanhood and her sex.

“Feminism is about equality and justice.” –Gloria Feldt

So, where are Gloria Feldt and the feminists on Carrie Prejean’s equal right to express her opinion?  Solidly on the side of muckraker Perez Hilton.

Not only did Gloria not defend Carrie Prejean’s right to express her opinion, regardless of what that opinion was, but she got right down in the mud with Perez Hilton and took her own jabs at  Miss California, noting that she should have looked into heart transplants instead of breast implants.  Breast implants??  What do breast implants have to do with anything Carrie said?

So much for helping women achieve “equality” in the arena of ideas.  A woman opens her mouth to offer a view, to participate in the conversation and the reigning feminist in the room points out her augmented cup size.

Do feminists like Gloria Feldt realize what they look like here?  How can petty, opportunistic, agenda pushers who step on the faces of women they don’t agree with possibly hold themselves up as representatives of women?

Gloria Feldt’s lack of interest in protecting women and their right to stand up and be heard regardless of her politics or opinions is deplorable.  She is no better than Perez Hilton.  She and her ilk only reinforce the idea that some forms of free speech are more equal than others, and some people are more equal than others.  This is the very opposite of equality.

Gloria Feldt betrays herself not as a supporter of equality, but as just another political hack.   Women don’t need more women’s lib “heroes” dedicated to political gain at all costs, monetary, societal or human.  We need heroes who will stand up for women, their husbands and their children, regardless of political persuasion.  Someone who will defend our right to speak and be heard, free of personal vilification….whether they like it or not.

Keep looking girls, we’re not there yet.

—Beetle Blogger

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12 Comments

  1. Euripides said,

    May 4, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    When I asked the same question a few days ago – where is the feminist outrage? – I got berated for my inability to understand feminism. My conclusion was and still is that feminism only applies to liberal feminists. Anyone else, male or female, need not apply.

  2. May 5, 2009 at 3:10 am

    I agree with you BB, she really was hounded simply because she had the courage to speak the truth about marriage in such a hostile environment.

    I wouldn’t worry about radical feminists Euripides. They are a dying breed. Most young women don’t want to be associated with them.

  3. Chino Blanco said,

    May 5, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Truth be told, most young women don’t want to be associated with the likes of Ms. Prejean … and good for them.

    You really don’t know who you’re boosting here, do you? Or maybe it simply doesn’t matter any longer and you’ll take whatever and whomever you can get in your quest to prove just how right you are.

    Seriously, your admiration for Ms. Prejean is misplaced and you’re accomplishing little more than proving to your opponents just how farcical the charade has become.

  4. Chino Blanco said,

    May 5, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Wow, you’re really not going to post my comments, Angela?

    What’s up with that?
    *************
    Actually Jason, you were stuck in the beetlespam folder. I only check that folder sporadically. Where have you been posting that wordpress has you marked spam? —bb
    *************

  5. Chino Blanco said,

    May 5, 2009 at 7:32 am

    You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?

    Carrie Prejean? Seriously?

    At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

  6. Chairm said,

    May 5, 2009 at 7:32 am

    If only Gloria could apply the following to her view of women with whom she disagrees…

    From her website, “Speaking Up”

    Why “Speaking Up”?

    I created GloriaFeldt.com because I believe passionately in the power of your voice and mine to make a difference. On my blogs, we speak up together about Heartfeldt Politics, Courageous Leadership, and Powered Women. And I offer dynamic and inspiring keynote speeches on these topics to your groups.

    * * *

    From her blog, Powered Women:

    Here on the Powered Women Blog, we’ll talk about women’s lives, rights and relationships, women’s health, and how the media treats women. We’ll look at feminism–I don’t shy away from the f-word.

    * * *

    Gloria quoting Ruby Dee: “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.”

    * * *

    From her blog, Heartfeldt Politics:

    Why “Heartfeldt”? Politics is always ultimately personal.

    “So what are we going to do about it?” is the question I always ask in these books, my speeches, and blog posts. I like to rant as much as anyone, but in the end, I’m not into complaining about what’s wrong—I say let’s go make it right.

    Speak Up early and often here at Heartfeldt. Post your comments freely. I already know what I think–it’s your opinions that interest me.

    SO HERE’S THE REST OF THE STORY ABOUT WHY I NAMED MY BLOG “HEARTFELDT”

    People find it irresistable to make jokes about my last name. When I was a kid, that hurt my feelings. I didn’t know what to do so I kept quiet. Then, I began to understand why it’s important to speak up for who you are and what you believe.

    […]

    My political path began in the civil rights movement […] I learned not to back away from political controversy but to ride into the wave and use its energy in a positive way. In fact, controversy is a great opportunity to get people’s attention and clarify issues. That’s a necessary part of the democratic process.

    * * *

    BB, I hope the formatting of links works here. If not, please let me know how to correct them. Thanks.

  7. beetlebabee said,

    May 5, 2009 at 11:58 am

    If this is feminism at work, then berate me too, I don’t get it either, and I’m a woman!

  8. beetlebabee said,

    May 5, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Chairm, looks like the links are good, bravo finding so many great quotes. I love the “HEARTFELDT” aspects of her agenda.

  9. Chino Blanco said,

    May 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Where have you been posting that wordpress has you marked spam? —bb

    Ha! That got a chuckle.

  10. MalloryLee said,

    May 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    This lady is seriously bananas. Just….whacko. What else can you say? Reason has left the building on this one.

  11. Savannah said,

    October 16, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess I’ll just have to keep checking yours out.
    LOL. Great job!

  12. noname said,

    November 18, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Let’s be clear. Prejean did indeed give her opinion, but lets not forget, she was basically put on the spot by a feeble gay publicity seeking opportunist. Prejean said it is great that people have choice, but her opinion for her beliefs marriage is between man and woman based on her religious beliefs.

    There is nothing wrong with this answer, and indeed it represents the opinion of the majority, as well as mine. I for one, could care less if two homosexual persons chose to form a union, that is their business, but for me marriage is between man and woman.

    The feminist groups should be ashamed. The way she has been attacked is totally unacceptable. The breast implant remark totally gives this idiotic feminist no credibility. What an embarrassment for freedom of speech. At least Prejean did not offend anyone even if many people may disagree with her opinion.


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