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Shockingly, supporting women doesn't mean supporting any female candidate.

Published September 19, 2008 4:15PM (EDT)

"One thing I'll say about role models is that women have true equality when conservative women, liberal women, progressive women, and women from all stripes have a chance at the top. And so we are not against a woman being on a ticket for president. We wish it was a ticket that stood for women and women's rights. Since it doesn't, we're opposing that ticket."

-- Feminist Majority Foundation president Eleanor Smeal, on her organization's endorsement of the Obama-Biden ticket.

By Kate Harding

Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010). Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University

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