Conservatism as the "Sensible Middle": The Independent Women's Forum, Politics, and the Media

  title={Conservatism as the "Sensible Middle": The Independent Women's Forum, Politics, and the Media},
  author={Barbara Spindel},
  journal={Social Text},
  pages={125 - 99}
  • Barbara Spindel
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Social Text
  • group of female lawyers rallied to the defense of the embattled Supreme Court nominee. By calling itself “Women for Clarence Thomas,” the group—several of whose members were personal friends of the nominee— pointedly demonstrated that not all women, simply by virtue of their sex, found Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment credible. Following Thomas’s confirmation, the group, feeling that neither feminists nor socially conservative women’s organizations like Concerned Women for America… CONTINUE READING
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