The Sexist

Feminists Hate Sarah Palin Because She Lost Her Baby Weight

When Laura Ingraham covered hosting duties for Bill O'Reilly on the O'Reilly Factor last week, she sought out to answer the age-old question: Why do feminists hate Sarah Palin so much? Hmm—I can think of a few reasons. The resulting discussion between Ingraham, Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn, and Republican pollster KellyAnne Conway produced some pretty interesting theories. Let's check them out:

Theory #1: We hate her because we're childless spinsters.

CONWAY: I think of some of the spinster childless columnists who have attacked this woman for her right to choose . . .

INGRAHAM: Can you name names?

CONWAY: . . . and have five children. There are too many to name and then it would make them relevant on such a great show.

INGRAHAM: Spinster columnists, OK.

Theory #2: We hate her because Todd is cute.

CONWAY: . . . I think she makes some women feel inadequate because she has five children, no household help. Not only is she not anti-man, but she has, as we could tell, a supportive husband and father.

INGRAHAM: And cute, too. He's real cute.

CONWAY: . . . the extended family. He's cute to go.

Theory #3: We hate her because Palin lost weight after having the 5th baby we never had because we were too busy being childless spinster abortionists without cute husbands:

CONWAY: . . . And look, she lost all her baby weight. It makes some women crazy. They've got 1.3 children and a Pilates schedule they have to keep, and it makes some of them crazy.

QUINN: . . . Well, let me just say first that she has a point about people being jealous about her losing her baby weight. I have to say.

NGRAHAM: OK, we've gotten that out of the way.

CONWAY: But you did too, Sally.

INGRAHAM: I got that.

QUINN: No, I'm crazed about that.


QUINN: And I have to admit it right here.

INGRAHAM: You've always been fit.

QUINN: Yeah.

INGRAHAM: So we're not going to hear that from you.

Theory #4: We hate her because she's a woman:

CONWAY: And look, I just want to say this, that with Palin, she looks so feminine. She acts like a woman, but governed like a man.

Theory #5: We hate her because we're jealous that she's pro-life:

INGRAHAM: Admit it right now. Palin is hot. She is pro-life. She shoots. She hunts. She has a big family. And all these feminists are like just seething with jealousy about it.

Theory #6: We hate her because she is against everything that we stand for:

QUINN: . . . I have to say that of all the people I know, I don't know a single person who feels jealous about her. I think that most of the people I know who are not Sarah Palin fans just don't like what she has to say.

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  • Taylor Swift

    Hey Sarah, I'ma let you finish, but Mary was the best mother of all time.

  • jennifer

    Holy shit, someone from the Washington Post said something I agree with (Theory #6). First time for everything.

  • JGolden

    If I hadn't read it with my own eyes, I would not have believed these women would be so incredibly ugly toward those who have political differences with Governor Palin.

    And then want to call themselves "feminist". Yeesh.

  • Jenny

    Ah, the OMG, YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS!!! defense, a favorite of reality show participants and Jerry Springer guests everywhere. These people really have feminists pegged.

  • TomHandy

    What does "governed like a man" mean?

  • Reid

    I agree with theory #4. She quite clearly looks like a woman. Second, she clearly governed like a man: she lied, she said stupid crap, and she quit. That describes just about every male politician since Cicero.

  • jules

    I'm a feminist who hates Sarah Palin, because she revoked funds to provide free rape kits to victims, thus forcing victims to pay $400 to provide their own kit. Then she claimed that since becoming governor, rapes decreased.

    (An aside: Come on Palin, have you even taken an intro to statistics class? Causation does not = causality.)

  • jules

    @myself: oops, CORRELATION does not = causality. My bad y'all. Need to proof read better.

  • Former Staffer

    Is it okay to hate her simply because she's a Republican and Republicans are against everything I stand for?

  • Katie

    OK...I'm totally against sex-based stereotypes...but I gotta say, Reid's line about governing like a man made me laugh for a good five minutes.

  • freewheel

    5th baby? No, Bristol gave birth to that one while Sarah rushed back from Texas to adopt him.

  • Broggly

    "She's Pro-Life. She shoots. She hunts."

  • thomas

    This article is absolutely ridiculous. Ms. Hess, why give the absurd Ms. Palin, or the absurd quasi-pundits who think that this sort of middle-school tripe is "journalistic reporting," any press? Jesus, City Paper. You're only feeding the fire.

  • Amanda Hess

    Because it's funny.

  • C.H.

    She is pro-life. She shoots. She hunts.

    ROFL, do they even hear what they say?

  • Comrade Al Gonzales

    Three phenomenally stupid women - Ingraham, Quinn, & Conway - discuss a fourth p. stupid woman: Palin. Next, let's ask three retards what they think of Dan Quayle.

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  • THe Truth

    And I thought they hated her just because she's stupid. Silly me...

  • angrymonkey

    They forgot to mention ACORN makes feminists hate Sarah Palin.

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  • Meg

    So hordes of women with 1.3 kids, a hubby, and an active recreation life think Palin is crap. And hordes of spinster career women who hate men think Palin is crap. It seems to me that those two groups must not agree on things very often so... maybe they're onto something here?

  • ACG

    The first five, meh. Hating her because she's against everything I stand for? More or less accurate.

  • Andrea

    Regardless of what everyone is saying, there are very few woman who can deal with all of the responsibilities she can juggle. To some extent, woman deal with A LOT of issues day in day out. But- 5 kids, full time job, political career, no household help, and now on top of that public ridicule, etc etc etc. COME ON! Please don't say there are "horde's" of woman who can handle that with such poise, because there are very few and it is admirable, just admit it. And p.s. there is no need to "hate" someone because they have different views from your own. Thought all you guys were supposed to be the "PEACE" activists. Maybe the underlying reason of all of you feminists hating because, regardless of their views, you know all of your husbands are in love with her. HA!