Michelle D. BernardLet me see if I have my facts straight:
We now have an independent, hardworking woman nominated as candidate for Vice President of the United States.
She’s a sitting governor and an accomplished policymaker who has introduced transparency and accountability to government.
And she also happens to be the mother of five children.
So shouldn’t feminists be celebrating? Isn’t this a time to cheer about a woman who really “has it all”? A woman who has balanced career and family and has made a rousing success of both?
They should be, but they’re not. Instead, they are questioning whether a working mom like Sarah Palin can be a good mother! Liberal pundits like Washington Post journalist and working mother Sally Quinn wrote that Governor Palin’s children would be simply too great of a distraction for the job of vice president. What’s going on here?
I’ll tell you.
Liberals have proven what we at the Independent Women’s Forum have been saying all along: their brand of militant, man-hating “feminism” is a sham. It’s not about promoting women but about promoting liberalism. Time and again, they have tried to advance their statist, big-government agenda by painting men as oppressors and women as the victims.
Now that their hypocrisy has been exposed, they are fighting back with personal attacks and more misinformation.
This is a critical time for people like you and I who believe in the principles that have made our nation free and prosperous. Less government. Lower taxes. Individual freedom.
Let me now share with you what IWF is doing and how you can help.
In this election season, we need the American public and policymakers focused on substantive issues that matter to women. And the Independent Women’s Forum is the best-equipped organization to get this message out. Since 1992, our female scholars have promoted:

  • Education reform that puts parents, not the government, in charge of our children’s education;
  • Health care policies that respect patient needs and open the door to free-market competition; and
  • Economic policies that truly help women and families through lower taxes and less regulation.

We are redoubling our efforts to expose liberal distortions and counter feminist attacks by appearing on television shows across the country and by releasing a new, online report: The Female Factor. This regular update from our top experts will highlight the leading policy debates and what IWF is doing to defend free-market principles.
You can help IWF by:

  • Reading our updates and sending them to friends and family
  • Making a tax-deductible contribution to IWF today. We will put your gift to use right away in getting our message to the American public.

If it’s possible for you to give $100 or more, I will send you an autographed copy of my book: Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier, and More Independent Than Ever Before.
But please don’t be put off by my request. A gift of any amount will help us educate Americans on what it really means to be an independent woman.

I hope you will join us by making a contribution online or by mail today
Thank you for your support.

Very truly yours,

Michelle D. Bernard 
President and CEO