as pretty does. That was something I heard over and over again from my parents and grand parents as I was growing up. Character and reputation became important attributes during my young life. I remember my sweet Memaw telling me that only I could control how others would see me.
Femininity has been maligned as something degrading to women. Being a lady and being treated like a lady is something I have always considered to be a privilege and still enjoy. It never has never interfered in my ability to compete in the workplace. I admit that I have always preferred working with men more than women. Women don’t play fair with other women in the workplace. Men, on the other hand, judge your worth by productivity and performance rather than your willingness to spread gossip about fellow workers.
I think that the Feminist Movement was started by bitter women, mostly Liberals, who for various reasons didn’t enjoy the privileges or preferential treatment they felt they deserved. It may have been a precursor of the Gay movement? It was one of the first Victim movements that became mainstream taking cues from the Civil Rights movement, which I think should be an insult to those who really had suffered victimization because of skin color. However, Martin Luther King is probably turning over in his grave at the actions and language used by the ACLU, the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus. I believe that he would have been wise enough not to vote for Obama in 2008 merely on the basis of skin color, since he advocated judging people on the content of their character, not skin color.
In today’s world everyone wants to be a victim of something or other in order to gain preferential treatment. What were once considered things to be earned like higher education, home ownership, higher wages, driver’s licenses, etc., have become rights that are deserved not earned. The human psyche is perceived as so fragile that mediocrity has become the new excellence. Have you heard about the latest group demanding victim status? Yep, ugly people want some special recognition and some tax payer assistance. I can think of quite a few less than (physically) attractive but very successful people …. disclaimer, the following list is based on my own definition of physical attractiveness. You are welcome to your own definition, after all isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder. I find beauty in some because of the content of their character in spite of their physical attributes just as I see some as unattractive for the same reason.
Al Gore, Howard Stern, David Letterman, Rosie, Snooky, Madonna, Michelle Obama, Phyllis Diller, Larry King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Pelosi, Barbra Striesand, Roy Orbison, Larry the Cable Guy, Whoopie Goldberg, Richard Nixon, Rush Limbaugh, ……
The point of my rant? Act and look as you wish to be seen.
Now a joke for today that I found on Facebook…..
I recently asked my friend’s little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, “If you were President, what would be the first thing you would do?”
She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.” Her parents beamed with pride.
“Wow…what a worthy goal.” I told her. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my driveway, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.”
She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?”
I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.”
Her parents still aren’t speaking to me.
more on Texas Burning, taken yesterday near Bastrop, TX
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I have to go puke now because I am listening to Obama giving his Labor Day campaign speech….rallying the victims.
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