As part of their new campaign “Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me,” the women’s group has launched a new video of women in bear suits.
Yes, bear suits.
Much as former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been trying to co-opt feminism for her very anti-choice, anti-health care, anti-family and anti-woman political agenda, EMILY’s List has turned the tables and is redefining Palin’s “Mama Grizzlies.”
“Sarah Palin recently released a video speaking on behalf of Mama Grizzlies. Well, Sarah Palin, you don’t speak for us….Sarah Palin recently released a video saying Mama Grizzlies attack when their cubs are threatened. But you want to know what threatens me? My daughter not having the right to choose. The fact that if you were in charge of this country, my little cubs wouldn’t have health care. When the salmon stopped coming down the stream and I didn’t work for three months, guess how we survived? Unemployment benefits, which is something that you and your gang of candidates want to do away with…Believe me, there are plenty of Mama Grizzlies out there who would disagree with you. So you’re right — you don’t want to mess with Mama Grizzlies.”
XX Factor calls the video “rather absurd.” More absurd than the idea of Sarah Palin painting herself as the next feminist icon, or a anti-choice women’s organization campaigning against anti-choice female candidates? Probably not.
Do you want to let Sarah Palin know she doesn’t speak for you? Be sure to sign the petition at EMILY’s List.