Hillary never seems to leave the stage. She had dinner with Mike Bloomberg a couple months ago in NYC, and now the leak is that he’s considering her for VEEP. No! But. Maybe he’s taking a page from Trump’s troll playbook. When people start criticizing him for past women or criminal justice issues, throw out a crazy shiny object to distract the press. It works. Plus. Hillary’s a woman.
If Mike really does choose the old baggage as his running mate, though. He’s dead to me.
So. In today’s world. The hottest events are gender-reveal parties. Balloons. Skywriting. Cakes. And. Public marriage proposal surprises at stadiums or on live television. Where a man still gives a woman a ring. And she gushes with glee. Okay. Yay.
In this same world. Gender is no longer allowed to be a thing. He and she have become they and we. And. The logical extension of that is crossover into women’s sports. Where brawn is key.
Get it? You tell me.
Trigger warning. Bill Maher had an enlightening discussion with Christina Hoff Sommers on Real Time. She’s written that feminism has become a toxic brew of misandry and women’s self-victimization as cowering snowflakes afraid to be in mixed society.
#MeToo’s backlash an offshoot of such thinking. It is rare that Sommers can speak on college campuses any more. As a contemporary from the ’70’s, we were part of a wave of feminists who wanted equality. That has morphed into a crazy man-hating cult.
Sexism Alert? It shouldn’t be a gender thing. But. Maybe it is. Bottom line. Bad voices attract us to people or can be off-putting. Why does Kamala Harris sound like a pedantic lecturer with a courtroom cadence. Elizabeth Warren a hyper-breathless school marm. Kirsten Gillibrand yelling in a small room. Do we react differently to women’s voices. Or. Are they just different. Rarely in a good way.
Okay. Bernie’s accent is annoying. And. Biden um’s and ah’s. So.
Gillette Ad takes Toxic Misandry to new lows. When did men become bad? Those I know and have known are wonderful people. Bad behavior comes in many forms. It is not a gender.
Kirsten Gillibrand on becoming the newest Presidential candidate for 2020 – “The notion that all women are the same and that women should be judged on anything other than their own merit is just offensive and wrong.” Okay. I like that statement!
So. Maybe that’s why there is a NYC Women’s March on Saturday. And a competing protesting NYC Women’s Rally on Saturday. Yeesh.
As always, lots to say. But. Hey. Tomorrow is a longer day.
Susan Chira. Women Don’t Think Alike
Kat Stoeffel. The Age of the MSNBC Mom
Maureen Dowd. Bill’s Belated #MeToo Moment
Michael Ian Black. The Boys Are Not All Right
Pete Wells. Anthony Bourdain
Harvard wants its sororities to be gender-neutral. Everyone welcome. Oxymoron alert! Sorority means sisterhood. Fraternity brotherhood. That’s for starters. Definitions be damned. These exclusionary clubs were founded to do just that. Keep certain people out! Catholics. Jews. Non-jocks. Ugly people. Poor people. So yeah. And. How can you have mixers now? Plus. Aren’t college campuses supposed to provide segregated safe spaces for Snow Flakes?
Sororities used to be bastions of non-micro aggressed against pretty blonde cheerleaders. What’s next? Sad Glee Clubs?
Women’s March 2018
Penned up and ready to go! Guess they didn’t get the pink pussy hat memo.
No. Not the denizens of Neverland. Well. Maybe. Lack of hope. Futility. Jobless. Poor. Addicted. Whether from the rural towns of J.D. Vance’s Appalachia, Chicago’s South Side, or a boarded up small city in Ohio. Youth lost in a neverland of their own. Who do they become? Domestic terrorists mowing down protesters in the street. MS-13 Gang members. Recruits of ISIS. Any of these paths is possible for the desperate.
As Pope Francis said. The biggest threat to World Peace is young men without jobs.
It’s 2017. 21st century. Yet. Women are still giddy when a man asks them to get engaged. Gets down on one knee. Gives her a diamond ring. Hmmm. Wonder why men are still considered the ruling gender. For example. How can anyone take seriously Mika who gives seminars to career women to “know your value”, when she giggily adores her co-host/lover Joe every morning. Then. Swoons like a schoolgirl when he “asks” her to get married? Like. It’s not 1970.
But. The larger point is – shouldn’t partners discuss their future plans together?! Equal value? Guess that “diamond” ceiling will not be broken soon.