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Robin Morgan: ‘When Sisterhood Is Suicide and Other Late Night Thoughts’

Robin Morgan-whose controversial essay for the Women's Media Center on sexism in the primary race, "Goodbye To All That #2," was reprinted on 3,000 sites around the world-expounds here on women's stake in the general election and the vote that will "make history."

When Sisterhood Is Suicide and Other Late Night Thoughts
by Robin Morgan

October 1, 2008

I screwed up. I started writing this weeks ago as a Letter to Undecided Women Voters-especially those still scarred by the profound misogyny battering Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries. But headlines kept breaking and I kept adding stuff until the piece threatened to become the Black Hole that ate the Electoral College. By now, my short tolerance for willful ignorance is as spent as Wall Street while socialism-Republican-style tries to nationalize it. But it's hard to know where to start. So many dolts and liars, so little time. So much to cover. This essay needs lists.

Since feminists are reluctant to criticize a woman (as much from a healthy fear of headlines screaming, "Catfight!" as from sisterly sanctity), I offer:

* Ten Nice Things to Say About Sarah Palin
* Ten Blunt-Crayon Hints for the Media
* Ten Reasons You CANNOT Support McCain-Palin

Finally, for those many of us still so hurt that we came this far (and this close) only to be told yet again: Sorry, you won't make history this time-here are:

* Five Ways To Still Make History


To read Robin Morgan's piece in it's entirety, click here.

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