Sarah Palin Sexism Watch, #12

I am getting royally ticked off with this shit. I mean, I really can't even begin to explain how much it pisses me off that I have to defend someone who evidently has no problem charging rape victims for investigating their fucking rapes, but it pisses me off even more that a woman cannot enter the public sphere without being subjected to wanton attacks just because she's got a cooter.

And I don't really give a good goddamn if Sarah Palin herself doesn't care; I do—because the people engaging in this horseshit don't reserve misogyny for women who engage in it themselves. If this election, and the spectrum of political womanhood bookended by feminist Hillary Clinton and "feminist for life" Sarah Palin, hasn't established beyond all reasonable doubt that no women who dares to have a public life is safe from misogyny, I don't know what will.

Enter the Sarah Palin Action Figure, which is being sold in a variety of outfits, including Naughty Schoolgirl and—I dunno—Killer Stripper-Spy, or something:

I refuse to name or link to the site selling this piece of shit, but you can find it with the help of Google, should you unaccountably be so inclined.

Meanwhile, the AFP photo of the adorable dolly has already made it into Yahoo's "Most Emailed Photos" section:

I don't even know what to say anymore. I would say it's like feminism never happened—except this blog is testament to the fact that it has, and we are its witnesses.

[H/T to Shaker Sari. Sarah Palin Sexism Watch: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven. We defend Sarah Palin against misogynist smears not because we endorse her or her politics, but because that's how feminism works.]

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