Smart Girl Politics calls on N.O.W. to live up to their own standards
Smart Girl Politics condemns all personal attacks against candidates. The slur that the Jerry Brown for Governor campaign associate used against opponent Meg Whitman was not only inappropriate, but hateful and demeaning. What strikes us the most is the hypocrisy surrounding this: A mere twenty-four hours AFTER this surfaced, the National Organization for Women endorsed Jerry Brown. N.O.W., which supposedly defends the rights of women nationwide, endorses this candidate, basically rewarding sexism.
And today we are learning that N.O.W.'s very own California representative, Patty Bellasalma, has likened Ms. Whitman to a "political whore." This is the ultimate hypocrisy and shows they mean only to dehumanize any woman that thinks in opposition to them. Smart Girl Politics calls on N.O.W. and its president, Terry O'Neill, to live up to their own standards, such as they are, and condemn the words of Ms. Bellasalma and ask for her resignation. After all, Ms. O'Neill called on Mr. Brown "to fire any member of his staff who uses this word or any hate speech against women." Not only should Terry O'Neill follow her own advice, but we also call on N.O.W. to apologize for not living up to their name and representing only the interests of the liberal agenda.