These 'Hard-Core Women' Are the New Feminists
And they're 'annoying,' writes Kathleen Parker
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2011 4:48 PM CST
Blumie Kowalski poses for a photo at the art installation 'A Photo Op with Sarah Palin' by artist Dawn Robyn Petrlik at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – There’s a new type of feminist taking Washington by storm, though these women would never stoop to the level of actually calling themselves feminists. These are the “gun-toting, breast-feeding” supermoms who “condemn government for being a ‘nanny’ and tell men to man up,” all while being considered “hotties” by “the men who stand by admiringly, watching their women show those libs a thing or two about being a ‘hard-core woman,’” writes Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post. “We needn't name the queen of this emerging bevy of can-dos.”

“Women's liberation worked in ways we might never have imagined,” she continues. “The feminist woman of the left, who burned her bra and insisted that all hear her roar, is today a taupe-ish figure who wonders where things went wrong,” while “the new hard-core woman has grabbed men's symbols and toys and made them her own. She shoots straight and plays hardball. At the same time, she has manhandled women's issues, neatly packaged them in ironic pink tissue and placed them neatly on a floral paper-lined shelf. She really can do it all, and there's nothing left to whine about. This is precisely why she's so annoying. Polly Perfect in a Pinafore has only changed outfits and carries a concealed weapon instead of a lace hankie.”

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
These Hard-Core Women Are the New Feminists is...
54%
23%
1%
5%
14%
4%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 93 comments
getherdone
Feb 21, 2011 6:50 PM CST
What a bunch of bull shit......
chutzpah217
Feb 21, 2011 3:29 PM CST
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton must be spinning in their graves
stormy7
Feb 21, 2011 9:43 AM CST
I am a hard core feminist and I am offended that the author thinks these idiots with pretty faces are anything close to what a true feminist is. I have nothing in common with these second class, bible thumping, cow towing women. I'm for equal rights and they are for exalting the males of the species as superior. Doing guy things doesn't make you a feminist. Fighting for woman's rights, not taking away the ones we have fought so hard for, is a true feminist.