Since we often focus on the woman’s role in society in the new millenium, I thought it might be interesting to look at what other people are saying about women and this 2008 election. Rachelle brought up a lot of good points in her Palin post and I thought it would be interesting to expand it out into a more general discussion.

Here’s a sample of opinions (Randomly pulled from a google search tonight on women/election 2008/roles). Obviously, many of them center around Palin, but it’s still fascinating:

This US News article from April talks about how unmarried women are a new demographic that politicians are paying attention to.

The media talking about the media coverage of Palin: “Sexist Treatment of Palin Must End”

Huffington Post on Cambell Brown’s comments.

The Palin Predicament, a USA Today Opinion Piece~ this one discusses many of the points we’ve been discussing in the original Palin post.

Women’s Roles in the Election by a WordPress blogger, Catherine Morgan.

And a smattering of the articles linked in the first Palin thread:

The Palin Problem (National Review Online)

The Double Standard (Inashoe- blogger)

The Miraculous Sanctification of the Republican Party (Doug Phillips/Geoff Botkin, Vision Forum Ministries)

Palin and Couric Interview (CBS/You Tube)

The Palin Paradox (Huffington Post)

I find it interesting that many of the article writers, etc. have a hard time defining the whole idea of the women’s role. Even in this small smattering, there is the words “predicament” “problem”, “paradox”, etc. And this runs across the board from the extremely conservative to the extremely liberal writers.

It seems to be the same shadow we’ve been wrestling with here on TW in different forms…where do we as women ‘belong’ in the millenium? What is our role as Christian women? As single women? As married women? As voters? As working women? As stay at home women? As mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters?  How does our faith play out on in the political arena, and what does it look like? Obviously, we all have different viewpoints on this, as indicated in the first Palin thread, but I am curious to hear your thoughts.

How do these opinions of us, ‘the women voters’ make you feel? Do you think it’s right on? Do you think it’s way off?

*remember, please keep it kind and graceful. Personal attacks and incendiary language will not be tolerated. Try to agree to disagree agreeably, please.*

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