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

(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.”

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“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.” (Read more feminism stories.)

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