The National Organization for Women finally defends a Conservative woman.
The National Organization for Women has finally defended a Conservative woman. NOW president, Terry O’Neil told the Daily Caller that the new Newsweek cover of Michele Bachmann is “sexist.”
NOW begrudgingly defended Sarah Palin in the past, but they frequently defend Liberal women over Conservatives.
The Daily Caller reported:
One of presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s major political opponents is defending her against what it says is blatant sexism on the part of Newsweek magazine.
Monday, the National Organization for Women (NOW) spoke out against Newsweek’s most recent cover, which features an extreme close-up of Michele Bachmann and the title “The Queen of Rage.”
“It’s sexist,” NOW president Terry O’Neill told TheDC. “Casting her in that expression and then adding ‘The Queen of Rage’ I think [it is]. Gloria Steinem has a very simple test: If this were done to a man or would it ever be done to a man — has it ever been done to a man? Surely this has never been done to a man.”
While some have pointed out that Newsweek has used unflattering photos of men such as Rush Limbaugh and John McCain on its cover, O’Neill says that is not the issue.