Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New York's NOW chief asks Obama to give women "gifts"

Marcia Pappas, president of New York's chapter of the National Organization for Women, has asked Obama to placate female voters with promises of "gifts." Such as:
  • Four or five pro-choice, women appointed to the US Supreme Court, plus a pro-choice litmus test for all lower-court appointments.
  • Replace DNC Chairman Howard Dean with a woman "who will not sit back quietly whil sexist attacks are levid against women candidates."
  • Ensure superdelegates reflect gender equality.
  • Change the primary system (Pappas deems caucuses "not democratic" and wants to allow secret ballots so women aren't "intimidated" and can "vote their conscience."
Apparently, sexism is still okay ... as long as it's from a female-dominant position.

I had Marcia on Dialog back in 2005. She didn't seem so loony then. The podcast is here.