Sarah Palin Sexism Watch, #25

In case the Sarah Palin porno just isn't enough to satisfy your sexual fantasies about the Republican veep nominee, now there is a Sarah Palin sex doll. Oh—pardon me, a "This Is Not Sarah Palin Inflatable Love Doll." (I'm not going to provide a link to the site; I'm sure Google will help you if you really need to find it.)

It's "Not Sarah Palin," even though the first bulletpoint in the product description is "Sarah Palin makes sexism sexy"—and even though a closer inspection of the packaging (probably NSFW; judge by the thumbnail, above) reveals that the head of a woman chosen specifically for her resemblance to Sarah Palin was clearly Photoshopped onto another woman's body. But remember: It's a "This Is Not Sarah Palin" sex doll.

The next time you hear some dude arguing it's not sexism that keeps women out of politics, or waxing perplexed about why there aren't more women in politics, or maybe suggesting that women choose to avoid a public life because they're not biologically or temperamentally disposed toward it, direct him to this post.

And ask him how many bright, young, politically-engaged women he thinks have read about the Palin porno or the Palin sex doll, or read the other twenty-four entries in the Palin Sexism Watch, or the fourteen entries in the Michelle Obama Sexism Watch, or the zomg 111 entries in the Hillary Clinton Sexism Watch, or any of the other thousands of bits of misogynist swill about which we've not written at Shakesville, just this election season, and how many of them have thought, "Well, maybe politics isn't the place for me after all," because we require of our female politicians a skin so thick they're not meant to care when it's reproduced in vinyl for the singular purpose of being cum on by men who quite possibly can't even locate the US on a map.

[H/T to Shaker Jade. Sarah Palin Sexism Watch: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-One, Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four. 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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