Marrah_G (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 01:21 PM
I am angry
I should be happy. McCain picked a totally unqualified running mate.
But I realize why it is that I am angry.
This woman is a reminder of how older, intelligent qualified women are stepped over time and again by the pretty ones. The ones with no qualifications besides breasts and a peppy smile.
We, as women have seen this time and time again since birth. You can be dumb as a rock or mean as a viper and as long as you are pretty, life will treat you well. Those of us who were not blessed with good looks, have to work 100X harder and even then, it's often not good enough.
I am furious that this glorified cheerleader, with no experience, may end up with control if the largest scariest military in the world and no fucking clue what to do with it.
I am furious.redqueen (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 01:22 PM
Response to Original message
1. Thank you.
And it's not just liberal / democratic / independent women who are disgusted with that bias.
It's the vast majority of ALL women.]jazzjunkysue (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #2
50. The Janet Reno effect. Presicely. I've heard alot of men on CNN today
say they like her because she's so traditional: Mom and wife and non-opinionated. She defers to men, even while holding office. She's not threatening. She's their token.
But she's not really being taken seriously. If she were, they'd know she doesn't have the cred to be pres. should gramps kick off.:D:D:Dhisownpetard (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-29-08 05:17 PM
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101. She has a lot of nerve, trying to cash in on the hard work Hillary's done simply by dint of the fact
that she's a female. No other comparisons apply.
She's a Republican, gun-toting, animal skinning buddy to big oil and McOily, as well.
The thought of her possibly becoming Commander in Chief makes my blood run cold.
Hopefully, this same thought will drive Republicans to vote for Obama, come November.