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Friday, March 8, 2019

Happy International Women's Day

In case you somehow missed it -- and yes, I've manage to remain ignorant of this celebration for the past 56 years -- today is International Women's Day. I hope you'll join me in celebrating the accomplishments of screeching harridans everywhere.











These, folks, are "empowered" women. Obviously there's been a Prozac shortage (doubtless due to the evil male patriarchy) that needs to be addressed.

Now compare this to truly great women I admire:

• My mother, who overcame brutal childhood poverty and starvation, educated herself, married a good man, raised four kids, and did it all with dignity, class, and humor.

• My daughters, who demonstrate young women can be ethical, moral, responsible, hard-working, and overall terrific examples for anyone.

• Millions upon millions of ordinary women who stayed faithful to their husbands, raised great kids, and contributed to their communities without becoming shrieking harridans in the process.

By the way, if you look at the Wikipedia page for International Women's Day, it makes no bones about its communist origins. In fact, it depicts a poster from 1975 which bears an eerie resemblance to all the Soviet Communist propaganda posters of the time. No accident, of course.


So here's an idea: If you want to help empower women, ignore the shrieking harridans and work toward saving ISIS slaves, women caught up in sex trafficking, or common-sense charities that go a long way toward lifting women out of poverty.

29 comments:

  1. Don't forget the ugly women who go to these rallies in vagina suits and pussy hats! Why do they think this gives them any kind of dignity? Why don't they know it makes them embarrassing ugly laughingstocks? Women who scream rape because a male barista at Starbucks puts too few sprinkles on their coffee, women who rant in public at men walking the same direction as them on a busy street that they are being stalked (one of them is a mailman going about his mail rout, see it on U-tube), women who give up their male children for adoption but keep the females (yes, it's a thing) make me embarrassed to be female.

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  2. I have seen a lot of videos, but I had never seen these screaming ones! I don't even know what to say about these people.

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  3. Patrice this isn’t pertinent to your post but I thought you might want to know that the Granny Miller link is hinky

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    1. Thanks, I'll look into it. If anyone knows the proper link, please leave a comment.

      - Patrice

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  4. WOW.....

    There are "crazies" in every gender, race, religion and country. Its not hard to find tapes demeaning anybody or anything...

    These examples to bash the darker side of women...are bias, prejudice and political choices to the detriment of all women...and you are a woman. Shame on you!

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    1. I believe her point was we are to ignore these types of women and lift up the Millions of other women who do it right. Her point is valid. I don't want women like these seen above speaking for me.

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  5. I agree with anonymous. Your smugness and superior attitude sucks. Start being humble and empathetic. You do not realize what some women endure and not all may be as fortunate to have security or opportunity. Kindness goes a long way to humanity. Practice it please.

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    1. I did not find this blog offensive. Women screeching profanities has no place in the advancement of any cause. Patrice still (for now) has the 1st Amendment right to voice her opinions as well. I could go on, but I’m sure I would be ‘preaching to the choir.”

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    2. I have to disagree with you, I am a woman, I have endured a lot, name it. I did not grow up with any love or kindness or any family or any security for that matter yet I managed to keep my head and not be one of those women that go around blaming their problems on the rest of humanity, I did not go around screeching and so forth. I have managed to maintain dignity. We do not know what Patrice has been through or not, so lay off her. She offers this blog for examples of what is possible for one type of lifestyle. Many of those women marching and yelling had decent childhoods and many have money for security, they just want undeserved attention. All those women need to pull up their big girl panties and work through whatever they think is wrong.

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    3. I still work and have worked in "men's" industries for more than 35 years. I started with a paper route in the 1970's, ran a chainsaw and later on heavy, industrial equipment. I got as sweaty and filthy as the men and made equal and sometimes better money. I worked with them; I did not expect them to do my work and did not tell them how to do their jobs. Had I acted like any of these women I would have had no respect from my coworkers or my parents.

      Yes there are women (and men) who have survived horrific situations, but none of what is displayed above is anyway to bring attention to or gain respect for a cause. These women do not deserve empathy, but are an embarrassment and disgrace to hard working professional women, housewives and mothers everywhere. Natokadn

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    4. Nato

      Who made you judge and jury? .....do you have hidden powers that none of the rest of us posses?

      We all have something to offer. The wisdom is in seeing it.....J

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    5. Nobody did. I stated what I have seen, experienced and my opinion on these whiney vulgar individuals. That is not to say that others have not had different experiences from mine, or perhaps MADE the same opportunities for themselves as I have. I have had more than one women (no men btw) tell me they would never, EVER work as hard as I do (physically).

      I was wondering what hole you had crawled into, J. Trusted news sources? "Covington Catholic" ring a bell? Not "worth the effort to impeach"? (We have NOTHING!) Wisdom involves seeking the Truth and admitting when you are wrong or mistaken. Innocent until proven guilty. Ms. Ford still has no proof concrete proof. Where is she now? (Other than richer.) I agree that you have something to offer as do all others, but seek the truth...not what you wish it to be.... Natokadn

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  6. Don't forget to thank a feminist for your right to vote, right to wear pants, right to own property...and so much more! Without feminists, your daughters choices would be limited.

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    1. Huge difference between the feminist of yesteryear and today. There are many thing on which the two would not agree. For example, many of the feminists from long ago had respect for life, family, etc.

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    2. And plenty of feminists, including myself, respect life and family. I think we need to find a way to come together and appreciate our shared strengths and similarities.

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    3. The suffragettes of yesteryear did, indeed, advance the cause for women to vote. However, feminists did not give us the "right" to own property. And, women were never denied the right to wear pants. You are talking about culture here, not civil rights.

      I am appalled at some of the "choices" that feminists have made possible for my daughters. I don't feel empowered by the "right"to abort my child.

      And I am certainly not empowered by a pair of pants.

      It's been almost 60 years since any woman with common sense or intelligence was made to feel her choices were limited....which brings us to the shrieking harpies mentioned in the article.

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  7. This old coot finds today's feminized males nearly as repulsive. At least one law still works, the law of supply and demand.
    Montana Guy

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  8. Everyone does have the right to their voice....as do I.

    Just saying you don't have to bash some women to make all women look good....(as you righteously put yours in the "good" category). Even though it is deserving, it is not a "Jesus" comment to make (in my opinion....)

    They've already had enough trouble getting to where there at now...and they're still not there yet.

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    1. And after 99 years (suffrage) they are still not happy. Convince me otherwise. Names?
      Montana Guy

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    2. Do you get paid less than a woman at your job for doing the same work?

      I guarantee it is the norm that SHE WILL NOT GET PAID THE SAME as her male counterparts.......Gosh.....maybe that's why woman are still not happy. Can you try those shoes on for a change?!?...then maybe you could answer your own question.

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    3. Yes, in some workplaces and industries, women are paid less. But 60 years of protest has not changed that reality. And it won't change across the board unless we all end up living in a totalitarian society! You can't legislate pay equity across the board (100%) in a free and capitalistic society.

      I think the more salient point here seems to be about happiness. I can probably make more money doing something else. I can probably work in a place where people are much nicer, where obstacles to productivity are not so constant.

      I am a 55 year old single mom in a smallish community, with school age kids. Making a radical move somewhere is not really a great idea for me.

      I have found, however, a job that suits me, and gives me much satisfaction. I get paid a fair wage. I live on a budget.

      Yes. My job satisfaction is a GOAL -- but not as important as being able to support my kids and raise them up to be good men!

      If my goal were to accumulate wealth and be more financially comfortable, then my job would certainly be different!

      Figure out your goal, and then make changes if necessary. And stop getting mad about other women who make less than their male counterparts. They have choices.

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    4. It is by the work of the women before us that we have these choices. It is our job to make sure the women after us have even more choices. Don't just use what was given to you by others sacrifices and not contribute to those going forward.

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  9. During the women's sufferage movement nasty things were said about those women and how dare they behave the way they did? Humm mm food for thought.

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  10. I also worked in male dominated industry. I was treated okay but was not compensated equal until one of my male supervisors made a point of correcting it. Lots of women in the same situation aren't treated equal or well no matter how polite you are

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  11. I think we have to change our vocabulary. What does "equal" actually mean?

    I have never, and will never, be treated "equal" to anyone else in any work place I encounter. Is that the goal? Some sort of "other-mandated" idea of "equality?"

    I was raised by a working class man that told me I could do anything I wanted to do, be anything I wanted to be. I never for one minute doubted it. I made choices, some terrible and some good.

    I have worked in many different industries, and I was often treated wonderfully, and sometimes terribly. Was that because society is male-dominated? Or could it be that many industries are dominated by people with no respect for others and a desire to get ahead no matter what?

    Right now I work in a female-dominated workplace, and have never encountered more obstacles. I CHOOSE to stay, however, because the positive things about my job outweigh all the negativity.

    It is time to stop acting like victims and recognize our power is with our choices...and that the best path is sometimes the steepest and most risky.

    Stop waiting for "equality."

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  12. 99 years is only two to three generations. Old thoughts behaviors and attitudes take more than that to overcome. Instead of tearing down people that are trying to eliminute bad laws, bad culture, and bad behavior help out a little. Instead of criticize, step up and move things in the right direction. Be the solution not the problem. Equal means treated to your ability not what's between your legs.

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  13. I spent The Day of the Woman cleaning house and nursing my husband and kids through a bad round of the tummy bug. I’m glad I have my life, grateful to be able to give my time to such things. I wish it was seen as valuable work. I’m grateful to feminism for my right to vote, to marry AND own property, to have a personhood that is not consumed by that of my husband. I’m grateful for cultural changes that allow me to wear pants and have friends. I guess I want it both ways— to be a person, not just a servant, and to have my service be an act of worth and value, not something that makes it shocking when I have a thought, an opinion, or a vocabulary of more than two syllables.

    Sigh. Oh well. God is my judge, and it’s my husband and myself I need to please in this life.

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