Sarah Palin: Critics are "Lying About a Sister"
In a post on Facebook lauding the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage - and offering a new round of endorsements of Republican candidates - Palin complains that "I've recently come under attack for speaking up for sisters who seek to serve in public office."
"The sad part is that the attack comes from other sisters who happen to be on the other side of an issue that has been of great importance to American women from the time of our feminist foremothers, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, down to today. I'm speaking of the issue of life," she writes.
Palin then offers "advice" to "our sisters who like to throw stones at those of us who respectfully disagree with them on this issue." She writes that such women "refuse to even countenance the fact that some of us can call ourselves feminists and disagree with those who claim the mantle of 'real feminists.'"
"First, ladies, it's hard to take a critic seriously when they lecture you wearing a bear suit," she continues. "So, it's difficult for me to drum up much outrage at this latest ad. But, really, lying about a sister while wearing an Ewok outfit is no way to honor our foremothers on the eve of the 90th anniversary of their victory."
The former Alaska governor then twists the knife.
"But, that aside, I'd love to know where you got those get-ups," she writes. "Halloween is just around the corner, and Piper and Trig would look adorable as little grizzly bears."
The EMILY's List video, "Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me," features left-leaning women who claim the mantle of "Mama Grizzlies," a phrase used by Palin to describe her supporters. The say that under the policies of Palin and the candidates she endorses, their "cubs" would be denied health care coverage, abortion rights and unemployment benefits.
In a separate post on Twitter, Palin referred to those who "hijacked" the term feminist as "A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify other women w/whom they disagree on a singular issue; it's ironic (& pass?)."
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