Tag Archives: working women

If you are not celebrating Caitlyn Jenner you better be quiet

caitlyn jenner
We met Caitlyn Jenner yesterday. Her introduction was met with celebration. Even the president tweeted his support. She is finally living in her own truth, but what happens to the people who were a part of Bruce Jenner’s life? How do his ex-wives feel about his truth? How do his children feel about his truth? Some will say this is none of our business, but Jenner is a part of reality television. He lived his life on camera and in the summer she will be taking us along on her transition journey. So she is living her truth, but another truth is there are people in his past life who are also forced to live it with her.

Do we really want to know?

I read an article the other day about the cheap clothing sold by places like H & M and Forever 21. People flock to these places because of the prices, but the conditions that the workers endure are often deplorable, but does it matter to the average consumer? What about those Apple watches that are made in China, a country not known  for coddling their workers people are proudly sporting the watches. We love the latest and the greatest. Do we really want to know the origins of the watch? Do we want to know the life stories of all the people who helped create that piece or art you proudly affix to your wrist? Do we read the articles and simply shake our heads or do we actually feel compelled to make a change? Share your thoughts.

In Defense of Uppityism

Interesting article.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121768/defense-uppity-ism-after-michelle-obamas-commencement-speech?utm_content=buffere0d43&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sherri Shepherd “You are the Mother” and now you will have to pay Lamar Sally

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.people.com/article/sherri-shepherd-legal-mother-baby-born-surrogate-lamar-sally

Britt McHenry, ESPN reporter suspended for going Mean Girl on towing attendent

“In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.”–Britt McHenry

When is an apology not an apology? When it is not directed at the person you wronged. Britt McHenry’s epic, insulting rant was directed at a towing company employee. Her car was towed and she was mad, but she was not ranting about the tow she was insulting the worker. So instead of issuing an apology via Twitter she needs to be apologizing to the worker the recipient of the rant.

Britt McHenry, ESPN Reporter berates parking lot attendant

Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/04/16/espn-reporter-britt-mchenry-berates-parking-lot-attendant-in-ugly-rant/?intcmp=features

Politics and Pantsuits: The Hillary Clinton Coloring Book

clinton coloring book
I received this Hillary Clinton coloring book a few months ago. Now that she has made it official I wanted to share it with you. The coloring book chronicles the highlights of her very interesting life. For more information contact KourtneyJoy@UlyssesPress.com

Are We Ready for Hillary?

She is a candidate for president. She is ready to lead, but are we ready to follow? I am not sure if I am ready to take a seat on the Hillary bandwagon. She says she wants to talk to everyday Americans. I am going to wait and hear what she has to say and what she plans to do. Less platitudes and more plans. Hopefully, the GOP will actually reach beyond their comfort zone and truly talk to all groups. At this point there is more acceptance of Hillary and little enthusiasm, and that’s a problem.

Fat shaming Kelly Clarkson and other insults to women

Fox Chris Wallace recently took a potshot at Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson recently had a baby and she has not shed the baby weight, but that’s really her business. The rest of the world feels they have a right to criticize her weight and Wallace is the latest talking head to take a shot at the pop star. Clarkson is not the first nor will she be the last woman to be criticized for her weight, her age or simply her looks. Sarah Wallace, former WABC (NY) was recently fired. This award=winning newswoman is 59 years old, and that is old for a woman, but it is seasoned for a man. Woman in their 50s are consider old and men in their 50s are not painted with that same brush. Hillary Clinton will soon announce she is running for the highest office in the land, but we know that there will be considerable talk about her hair, her makeup and her clothes. The male candidates will not receive the kind of scrutiny that Clinton has and will receive. Fat shaming, hair shaming, look shaming all are a part of the life of a woman. Share your thoughts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/03/kelly-clarkson-deep-dish-pizza_n_7000994.html?utm_hp_ref=media&ir=Media

UPDATE

Chris Wallace Apology: http://www.people.com/article/chris-wallace-apology-kelly-clarkson-weight

Is everything acceptable?

We live in the era of acceptance. We accept everything. People can say or write anything without fear of reprisal. If they write or say anything you view as untrue the burden is on you to prove it to be untrue. People are free to say anything today and apologize tomorrow. The apology will go like this “if I offended anyone I am sorry.” Not I am sorry because I hurt your feelings. Yesterday Wendy Williams referred to a woman as a THOT. My daughter defined the acronym for me a few weeks ago (That Hoe Over There). Yes, this is a term that one woman used to describe another. Her words were greeted with laughter by an audience that is almost exclusively women. If you have ever been on Twitter you will see that people call people all manner of vile things all within the space of 140 characters. One would think people would be offended, but no they become a Twitter army when someone sparks a flame. Ask Jamie Foxx and Trevor Noah, they were recently scorched by the army. When they decide to take someone to task they don’t stop until you release the obligatory apology (see above for verbiage) via Twitter. So everything is not viewed as acceptable, but who decides what is not acceptable? Share your thoughts.

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