Wait, did the women's movement suddenly stop being about obtaining and maintaining equality and start becoming about placing humans with the appropriate reproductive equipment in the biggest and best seats of political power, regardless of their politics? Did we miss a memo? Because with the latest round of kvetching about how Hillary Clinton's new gig is somehow a missed opportunity for the women's movement, it's starting to seem like it.
Between the P.U.M.A.s and La Palin, one would think that if this election season had taught the women's movement anything, it would have been that having a government that pushes for and fairly represents the interests of women is not necessarily related to having women in the government — let alone in proportion to their percentage of the population. Unfortunately, one would be wrong. And Hillary Clinton's primary loss still continues to smart for some women, despite her elevation to the highest cabinet position and to the line of Presidential succession today. As seen in a new story on Reuters: