Today, Hillary Clinton may not be celebrating, but she still might want to thank people like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Emmeline Pankhurst for how far she has come. The 19th Amendment was passed by Congress on this day in 1919. It took almost 90 years for women to become even marginally equal. Clinton should be extremely proud that she was able to muscle her way through what was once the exclusively masculine privilege of politics and make women everywhere realize that they can achieve whatever they want to achieve. Perhaps it's the liberal in me, but I'm proud too.
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, however, doesn't see things in quite the same light:
If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.But she said this about Hillary Clinton:
On the January 31, 2008 broadcast of Hannity and Colmes, Coulter claimed that, if McCain won the Republican nomination for president, she would support and campaign for Hillary Clinton, claiming that "[Clinton] is more conservative than McCain."
She broke her promise.
In Godless: The Church of Liberalism, as well as in personal appearances, Coulter characterized the theory of evolution as "bogus science", and contrasting her beliefs to what she called the left's "obsession with Darwinism and the Darwinian view of the world, which replaces sanctification of life with sanctification of sex and death."
To hear Ann Coulter expound on religion is not very enlightening, either, since she carries the sexism she yearns for straight from the Garden of Eden: men are evil and women are just stupid pawns.
Contrast her to a woman of religion, televangelist Joyce Meyer: Meyer rejoices that she is a woman and makes no bones about the fact that she loves money.
"God does not need our money. The giving thing is not for Him, it's for us," Meyer told a Detroit audience in September. "I should not have to work to try to support myself."
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Critics question the legitimacy of Meyer's theological education. According to Joyce Meyer Ministries, Meyer earned her doctorate degree from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida. LCU is not accredited by a governmental agency recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Meyers does however hold an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from an accredited institution, Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Sorry, Joyce, but all bible thumper colleges look alike to me. Besides, it was an Honorary doctorate. How did you really get it? O.K., that's not nice. It's your birthday today, and I shouldn't be mean to the birthday girl.
Well, it does seem that these two women in the limelight have a large distance between them: they're both rich and famous, but one thinks women should not even have the right to vote, while the other glories in being a woman of God. One would stab Susan B. Anthony in the back, while the other would welcome her at the door with a glass of champagne.