Palin's Female Fans Not Confined to Right

Some see evolving breed of feminism in those drawn to Republican VP nominee
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2008 12:10 PM CDT
"We're sick and tired of playing by men's rules," one female Ohio Republican told the Washington Post. "We're coming out of the ground, and they had better move out of the way."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The crowds turning out for Sarah Palin show that the vice-presidential candidate is pulling her main support from conservative women. But she has also gained some followers who, though they identify as independents or Democrats, are "fed up with a man's world," the Washington Post reports. While some call Palin just another Republican cultural warrior, others are inspired.

"I wouldn't even call it a Palin movement, I'd call it a sleeping giant that has been awakened," said one Republican Palin fan. Feeling that traditional feminist groups "don't represent" the interests of women who "love our country and our families first," such women have shown their excitement at finding a figure with whom they identify.