War on Women; Women in War

It was interesting to me that this video posted today after a conversation I had with my significant other yesterday. I asked if he believed if women were still oppressed, Is there still a war on women? I define “Oppression” as the mundane experience of an individual that prevents them from meeting there potential. We often forget that women, even in this day in age, are not allowed in combat. This is an example of someone not reaching their potential. 

Here’s the question: If someone has the potential and capabilities to be an amazing brain-surgeon, would you restrict them from working in that field? Wouldn’t you want that amazing talent for the sake of medical advancement?

I believe that the same goes for women and combat. If there are requirements and obstacles that you must over-come to work in a certain field, don’t the unqualified weed themselves out as incapable of fulfilling their job. For instance there are very few women who are firefighters. This is not because the profession restricts them from applying but rather there are many qualification, mainly physical endurance qualifications, that many women find it difficult to complete and therefor don’t make the cut. That means that those women who are only fit and capable of doing the job are hired, the extraordinary few. 

Then, could we not expect the same from women in combat? The extraordinary women who do have the physical endurance and mental endurance to serve their country on the front lines. Both men and women have emotions, yet we got the rep for publicly displaying them. GET A GRIP! Women have the same capabilities of keeping their emotions in check. Just take Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner for example, an instance in which a professional woman was capable of keeping her emotions in check. In comparison, her male colleague has a reputation of being the biggest wuss for crying all the damn time.

So who wouldn’t want a Michelle Rodriguez fighting next to them if they had the chance? To stand up for women in combat means to make room for those exceptional badass chicks who are dedicated in standing up for their country. If they can do it, let them! 

Sometimes I think its just men who don’t want to admit that there are some women out there that can do everything they can and look better doing it! 

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

Watch Michelle Obama Wipe the White House Floor With Jimmy Fallon

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VIDEO OF THE DAY!

Sorry in advance for doing a ton of stupid shitVia someecards

Sorry in advance for doing a ton of stupid shit

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And just when you thought Arizona couldn’t get anymore obnoxious…

HAPPY WHITE PEOPLE DAY! or…. MERRY CAUCASIAN DAY!

They are at it again! Arizona has decided to take another swing at the Hispanic/Latino community. A white GOP state rep wants a white folk holiday.

It wasn’t enough to implement an Anti-Immigration law that was obscure and general in regards to law enforcement’s protocal to arrest those who were considered Illegal immigrants without racial profiling. It is ridiculous for anyone who is not of colored skin to argue otherwise, to argue that the Latino community would be treated with the same kind of respect and understanding as someone who is white and speaks perfect english. Lets forget about the many points in American history in which anti-immigrant legislation was passed and many who were  legal U.S. Citizens were deported to nations and cities that were not their home. A similar instance happened recently to a young woman who was accused of being an illegal immigrant and deported to Colombia even thought she was a U.S. citizen. This is an example of how those of dark skin will never be treated with the same degree of respect and understanding as a white skinned neighbor who is without identification. We are more suspicious because of the color of our skin and the accent that we carry.

It wasn’t enough for Arizona so they then decided to attack the Hispanic/Latino community through their education by banning ethnic studies such as the Mexican American Studies program and the African American Studies programs. These programs study people and movements within these groups that have impacted history, crossed barriers and made significant change in the history of the minority and in the history of America.These histories often are overlooked in a typical U.S. history course, for example the Chicano movement in California or Cesar Chavez. According to the Arizona government, By teaching these students about these figures and movements we teach them that they are discriminated against and oppressed because these historical people and groups may have experienced oppression at some point. But it seems to me that the government is doing a good job already in making these students feel that they are being discriminated against by not allowing them to learn about their history. I always said knowledge is power.

No, this still wasn’t enough. The democratic community requested a day to celebrate a Latino American Day. “Reacting to an apparently incendiary request to celebrate a Latino American day, State Rep. Cecil Ash (R) declared that he’d support the idea as long as there’s a holiday for white people too. “I’m supportive of this proposition. I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us,” he said. Ash was “trying to lighten things up,” but when CBS 5 asked if he was serious about a Caucasian holiday, he offered an unequivocal “yes”:

ASH: Yes, I think it was appropriate. It was appropriate for the mood that was in the House and I think that if and when the Caucasian population becomes a minority, they may want to celebrate the accomplishments and the contributions of the Caucasian population the same way.

 As CBS 5 notes, some Arizonans were supportive of the idea. “Good idea,” said one woman. “Like they have Cinco de Mayo for Mexicans. We need something for whites.”

YES! Lets celebrate the white people! They have had it sooooooo hard. They seem to playing the victim card but aren’t they the ones who have been pushing all this legislation through that effects the Latino community. I never like to make an us vs. them situtation because we are all Americans but the truth is we all don’t share the same luxuries and liberties. So please, please, please give me a break with the sob story. You are not being threatened or assaulted by the current legislation and agenda of the Arizona Government. Give it a break! Dont get me wrong I love my fellow white folk! Hilary couldn’t have said it better.

(Source: thinkprogress.org)

Only 43 more to go!

The Washington state Senate voted 28 to 21 this week to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, with four Republicans voting in support of the bill. The bill could go to the state House as early as next week, where it is expected to pass. Governor Chris Gregoire (D) has indicated that she will sign the bill into law, which would make Washington the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Lacey All, Chair of Washington United for marriage, stated, “We thank Majority Leader Brown, Sen. Murray and the bipartisan coalition of senators who stood with us today in the name of equality. The overwhelming support we’re seeing from businesses, labor, faith communities, and people all across the state is a testament to the momentum of this movement and sensibilities of Washingtonians.”

At the first public hearing on same-sex marriage in Washington state last week, Senator Mary Margaret Haugen (D) announced that she would support legalizing same-sex marriage. With Haugen’s vote, considered the deciding vote, the state Senate had enough votes to pass its same sex-marriage bill.

Currently, New Jersey, Illinois, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Hawaii recognize same-sex civil unions. Same-sex couples can obtain marriage licenses in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Washington, DC.

(Source: feminist.org)

Victory! Komen Apologizes And Reverses Decision To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

The Dallas Morning News reports that Susan G. Komen For the Cure is reversing its decision to stop funding cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Facing an avalanche of criticism for caving to pressure from anti-abortion activists, Komen founder Nancy Brinker issued the followingstatement:

We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives. The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not. […]

We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair. […]

Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.

Since announcing on Tuesday that they would end their relationship with Planned Parenthood, which provides cancer screenings and mammogram referrals for low-income women, Komen has faced a revolt from allies in the health community and its own employees.

Two top Komen officials resigned in protest following the announcement. Local chapters of Komen also rebelled, pledging to defy the order and continue funding Planned Parenthood.

Furthermore, Komen discovered that if they applied their new policy evenly to all organizations that receive their grants, they would be forced to stop funding institutions including Penn State University, not just Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, has been overwhelmed with an outpouring of support from across the country. They raised enough money in just a few days — $650,000 — to nearly make up for the funds they lost from the Komen grant. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to give $250,000 to Planned Parenthood.

Reported From ThinkProgress.com

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Welcome,

You have been warned, this material is not suitable for Idiots. This is because I have officially grown tired of the amount of stupidity that has been spreading like the plague!!!! So no more filter, just random commentary and babble on things that sparked my interest. Hey if people listen and are sued by moronic news commentators (different from reporters) maybe my, hopefully not moronic, commentary will undo some of the damage.

Yours truly,

J  

(….sorry I should stop watching gossip girls)