Monday, September 22, 2008

Petition to fight sexism and bias

Hi friends, please take a moment to sign this petition from Paul at McCainPalin2008 blog. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Great blog site

Please take a moment to check out featuring links and commentary on some of the worst sexism against Governor Sarah Palin.

Whether you intend to vote for her or not, your voice is needed to reclaim the kind of reporting you want in America.

Site mocks baby Trig Palin and families facing Down's Syndrome

** Updated! This site has been (mercifully) taken down. Please continue to speak up against truly offensive attacks! **

I refuse to link to it, but I discovered a site today which is entirely dedicated to mocking baby Trig Palin as 'retarded' and uses profane language to describe not just Governor Palin, but children with Down's Syndrome and their parents.

As Americans, we enjoy the right to free speech - but this clearly falls under any reasonable definition of 'hate speech' - it is "designed purely to degrade people with disabilities." I urge people of all stripes to speak out against it - Domains by Proxy of Scottsdale, Arizona is the web host and you can complain to:

Domains By Proxy, Inc.
Domains By Proxy, Inc.
14455 N Hayden Rd #219
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Folks, vote for McCain, Obama, or Snoopy - backers of any or all candidates must unequivocally condemn this kind of attack. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Who Are We?

We differ in our political parties and views. We even differ in our preferred Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates. But we believe that every candidate has a right to be a human being, treated with dignity, judged on facts not rumors.

We believe that candidates' families should be treated with respect, and their personal choices, successes, or failures should remain irrelevant to the political discourse.

We believe the mainstream media MUST be held accountable for reporting rumors as fact, pushing personal challenges as political speaking points, and leaving objectivity at the door. We believe that sexist, racist or demeaning language has no place in the media.

We believe that female candidates should be held to the same standards as male candidates, afforded the same courtesies, and welcomed into political arena with the same enthusiasm.

We believe that Sarah Palin's place in history should be about her skills and her accomplishments - not about her uterus or anyone else's.

We ask ALL people of good conscience to speak out in support of the Palin family - not because you necessarily think Sarah Palin is the perfect choice for Vice-President - but because you want the doors of opportunity open for your daughters and for other human beings who dare to be personally imperfect under the American political microscope.

We welcome your supportive comments below.