Posts Tagged ‘Election’

From a feminist’s viewpoint, it makes no sense to consider a woman, (or even a man) for senatorial candidacy who expresses contempt over it’s appellation. That’s what Carly Fiorina is doing when she attempts to belittle Barbara Boxer’s senatorial exchange in the recent September ad.

Must we again remind ourselves that job titles reflect our experience, value, and job worth? One of the very things that keep us on the low end of the job scale monetarily is our inability to properly identify ourselves. Fiorina knows this. She has had no trouble identifying herself as former CEO of Hewlett Packard.

In this botched ad, it appears that Fiorina was attempting to spotlight Boxer’s 28 years as a public servant as being too long, and Boxer’s correction of General Michael Walsh, who’s use of “Ma’am” was inappropriate, even if allowed by protocol. The problem is, the way in which Boxer’s 28 years experience is addressed induces thought. It makes you think of what she has accomplished, rather than her being out of touch. And, does anyone really think that the military should be above correction?

Republican feminists have to be cringing over this ad. Taken along with the earlier hair remarks, Fiorina couldn’t have skewered herself better if she tried. Who even cares what her platform is, when she takes her campaign strategy cues from rabid bat misogynist trolls?

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A first look at how the counties voted and a chance to compare presidential votes with those of Prop 8 and others.


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As a person who has had to spend a fair amount of time writing technical reports in my life, the effort of viewpoint blogging has been a new stretch. I’m used to having to present facts, or evaluations as part of my writing, and not offer my personal thoughts. In the world of blogging, just like everywhere in the media these days, facts and even evaluations are not readily available or must be researched, themselves.  A web search of keywords, as we all know, can reveal hundreds of thousands of hits. However, if we spend the time winnowing through them, we often discover the hits spring from a few recycled sources. We spend so much time looking, it’s disturbing to find expectations don’t match the message. (more…)

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