The governor-turned-reality-TV-star’s new book dives into feminist history—distorting and misunderstanding it every step of the way. In some ways, it’s a good thing that Sarah Palin calls herself a feminist. It means that, even among conservatives, women’s equality has become a normative position, the starting point for debate.
It means that feminism has gone from something that the right wants to destroy to something it wants to appropriate. That’s progress, of a sort.