Archive for March, 2012
In today from Radical Women:
The Barbie-fication of Candidates Wives
By Megan Cornish
Women’s liberation found me in the heady days of the 1960s, when women along with other hard-pressed groups were inspired by the Black freedom struggle to demand big changes. The possibilities were endless and we all won many battles.
Ever since, the moneyed elite has funded a vicious backlash, marshaling vast forces in the media, churches, and right-wing think tanks, to push their ultra-conservative, anti-feminist agenda.
Their backward push stands out most absurdly in the image-crafting of candidates’ spouses.
Take this presidential run — please! The public has been bombarded with cardboard caricatures of political helpmates who have nothing to say outside of narrowly defined women’s topics and rote praise for their husband’s idiotic pronouncements. (more…)
Something Inside So Strong
Not that this is anything new that what a big jerk he is, except today he really did show his disregard for me his worker. What to do when the boss is a jerk and jobs are tight and you just don’t feel like going anywhere else to work.I guess tell everyone you know what a jerk my boss is so others will then see just what a jerk for a boss is. So here’s what happened.
My glasses fell apart completely this morning when I was at work. No way could Pete the engineer get them back together since the screw broke off inside of the hole that the screw was suppose to pass through and connect the ear piece to the frame. Then the glass fell out and went all over the floor. Now I got a bitch too with the doctors office as these glasses are only 2 months old and were expensive. Hell I usually don’t give one rats bottom about expensive things but I do have very good vision care I buy and the whole shebang of examination, and new glasses only cost me $95.00. Not bad So anyway I go to fax the payroll and tell the boss that I can hardly see and could one of the guys give me a ride home so I can then get my older pair of glasses and be right back in 20 mins. “Well,” said the boss, maybe you should look in the lost and found and see if you can find a pair to wear.” In other words no way. Checking him out for a smile or sly grin I found none.I couldn’t believe my ears that the mess of a man they call boss would say such a thing. So once my head starting hurting and my eyes aching I just had to go home. Lose a days pay because the boss is a jerk. Nope he didn’t give a shit. My friend Tweeny is over this afternoon, she has a question ?
In today from Sara of Occupy New Haven and Existence Group.