Thursday, March 8, 2012

It’s only 24 hours, but happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD)! That would be great news except I remember back in the day when women got a whole year, not just one stinkin’ day. It sure looks like women have slid backwards under Big Guy’s administration. Or - more likely - that happened under Bush’s watch.

You remember the Year of the Woman don’t you?

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The year was 1992, the year America elected a record 5 women to the U.S. Senate (as well as Bubba, hero of the soccer moms, who went on to make women, uh… a centerpiece of his administration). Note that all members of this sorority are still servin’ the American people in the Senate, 20 years later, with the exception of Carol Moseley-Braun who was expelled  by her constituents due to allegations of corruption which were, of course, racist.

For the record, it was a good career move for the rest of them. The Year of the Woman really paid off for this little coven sorority: all butt the little fireplug, (is that sexist? I’m sorry.) Barbara Mikulski, are now members of the “I became a millionaire while serving the American people in the Senate” club.

In retrospect, it might have been more correct to have called ‘92 the “Year of the Liberal Women” a distinction with more than just a little distinction. Note that even 20 years hence, Conservative Women have yet to have earned their year; in fact the MSM continues to wonder if any of them are even qualified to hold office:

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The great feminist luminary, “Hurricane” Katrina vanden Heuvel, suggests that maybe 2012 could be another year of the (liberal) woman, citing the Susan G. Komen Charity caving to feminist pressure and reversing their decision to defund Planned Parenthood and the huge victory for free contraceptives:

The Komen turnaround and the White House’s “miraculous” accommodation on contraception both had the feel of movement victories for women—proof that the Republicans’ War on Women has sparked a potent outrage with political muscle.

On the heels of the Komen win, President Obama announced that insurance companies would have to pay for contraception coverage when a religious employer objects to providing it.

Just an editorial aside - butt if Charities can’t decide to defund organizations, what HOPE does Congress have?

Winning!! S.ocial L.eftist U.nAmerican T.arts

Rosie_Riveter_Sandra_Rivete-570x532  Peoples Cube via iOTW

Moe Lane, who would definitely be identified as an enemy combatant in the Republican War on Women, took the occasion of  IWD to turn himself in to #attackwatch for questioning the wording on this campaign jewel:

2012  WTF MO

WTF? “Are You In?” Are you kidding me? Can we stop spending so much time on Big Guy’s reelection documentary and get some new caption writers onboard, like pronto? Before all the wingnuts have their way with it.

Anyway, I’m not sure how Big Guy plans on celebrating International Women’s Day, butt I’m sure it will be special.

crumudgeolydreemzefrom Curmudgeonly and Skeptical via h/t Vanderleun


So, I know you’re wondering about today’s Google Doodle tribute to International Woman’s Day, aren’t you?

IWD Doodle


Me too. Here’s Melanie Jone’s interpretation: International Women’s Day 2012 Google Doodle: 5 Things To Know About Google Tribute. She writes for the INTERNATIONAL Business Times, so you know she’s an International woman.

If you understand it, would you tweet me?

BTW: here’s another International “Woman” we should celebrate today. Just because Evie, Big Guy’s Tranny Nanny is really a man shouldn’t prevent him/her from being honored today.

evie bo's tranny nannyEvie, left, in happier times

Evie now lives in the slums of Jakarta as a man because Indonesia doesn’t even celebrate International Woman’s Day, let alone International Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Transgender Day.

 baraka's nanny Evie jakarta Maybe Big Guy could grant Evie sexual identity asylum in honor of IWD and she could move in with another victim of discrimination: Auntie Zeituni

h/t Clarice

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