Saturday, June 25, 2016

Do We Have The Ovaries To Elect Two Women?


     UPDATE 6/27/2016- Well today, Senator Warren joined Secretary Clinton in Cincinnati for a raucous gathering.  We still have yet to find out who Secretary Clinton will pick for her running mate but another thought after seeing the two of them together today, which warranted all the anticipate excitement is this: Senator Warren served as a neon sign that sealed the message loud and clear: WE ARE NOT GOING BACK.  We are now a nation that is more diverse, embracing and compassionate for all.  
     My, I hope so.  Well, we'll see.  This is not to say that there aren't any male candidates that I like, there are, as expressed in, "My VP Thoughts".  It's just the idea; to go for more than 200 years without one woman at the helm (ergh...backward ass) then the thought of two, and not just any two, THESE TWO... THERE'S A CERTAIN UNDENIABLE WOW! FACTOR.  Not that there's not already, mind you. 
     Nearly a year ago, I wrote "Do We Have The Ovaries To Elect A Woman?"  It became one of my most read posts, and I reference it often.   I start with the reason why I chose ovaries over the more commonly used, or one of a few colloquialisms for testicles. 
              "Do We Have The Balls/Cajones/whatevers to elect a woman?" Somehow, didn't ring true.  Not to mention that that phrase has never made much sense to me.  Considering that other than housing a variable amount of "swimmers" that 99% of, have no purpose; and just with a mere nudge to the male testicles will cause the owner to wince like a baby, and render him useless for a period of time.  Where is the strength and fortitude in that?"
    Given the presumptive Republican nominee, you can hear almost every colloquialism ever spoken; and then some- every time he opens his mouth.  While I don't think anyone should underestimate Trump, frankly I find him to be a troubled individual with clear delusional tendencies stemming from narcissism and ignorance- a dangerous combination without doubt.  People will be talking for a while about why Trump was underestimated by so many.  One of the factors might have been that many overestimated the appeal of the other Repbulican candidates.  Perhaps if Karl Rove and Colin Reed had put their talents to finding a suitable and appealing  candidate, instead of spending their millions on bashing Hillary, things might have turned out differenly.  That's just a theory of mine.  Last August I expressed little shock about the Trump phenomena in, 

Enough about them for now.

     A month ago, I posted, 

     I know that I'm not alone in my thought that some of the reason for the dislike of Hillary, is based on good old fashioned sexism. 

     Here are three posts, that I've come across lately:


Finally, a Facebook post by Michael Arnovitz out of Portland OR, that I originally found on Daily KOS and was described as "the most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen."

There is an article, that I may share someday; I came across, that I found not only sexist in itself, but offensive beyond that.  Out of an intention of respect, I'll leave it at that. 
     

A couple of weeks ago I read,

... and...

     Last week when I shared my thoughts on a few rumored vice president considerations in, "My VP Thoughts", Warren was listed as one of my top picks, along with Senator Sherrod Brown, Secretary Julián Castro, and Senator Al Franken.
    Not long before that though, I admit Warren had not been on my mind as a contender.  I've even expressed that perhaps her reason for not running in the first place, was she considered Secretary Clinton's experience, and thought that it would be a fool's errand.  I hadn't given much thought to anyone possibility because I was still antsy about the primary.  If any, I was liking, Secretary Castro.
     However two days after California and the other primary elections of June 7th had concluded, Warren gave an interview on The Rachel Maddow Show, and endorsed Hillary with a glowing proclamation:
"Hillary Clinton won.  And she won because she's a fighter, 
she's out there, she's tough, and I thick this is what we need. 
Look at who she is: For 25 years, she's been taking the incoming.  
The right wing has thrown everything they possibly can at her.
And what does she do?  A lot of people would just hang up their spurs, 
say you know, I’ve had enough of this. And she doesn’t. 
What she’s done is she gets back up and she gets back in the fight."
      After seeing that I read a little more, and concluded that I'd be good with her as the choice. 

     Come Monday, Senator Warren will join Secretary Clinton on the campaign trail.   Hard not to get excited, but I've heard that Clinton's campaign is nowhere close to making a VP choice.  Hey... we can still dream ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also on Monday, I heard there is a vote, somewhere on some abortion rights.< SIGH>BIG SIGH.

     Again, I believe that if we are ever to have true equality, (which to me if we don't have every kind, then the point is kinda moot) abortion must be legal, safe, available, and private for all.  If one woman does not have the rights and the choices available to her that she needs, i.e. autonomy over her own body; then there is no way to say that gender equality exists for everyone, again dismissing the principle of equality altogether.  Just as if some women make 78%, 85% or even 98%; -> IT'S NOT EQUAL UNTIL IT IS.

     Regardless of who Secretary Clinton chooses for her running mate, it's bound to be a memorable next 136 DAYS!

      Just as Sarah Palin did not prompt me to vote for her just because we both had ovaries, I hope nobody votes with their penis just because this one has one:

No matter what the size.

      I for one, wouldn't go into business with him, (pick up any newspaper since the 80's); would never leave him in a room alone with my kids, (OH HELL NO!), so I sure don't want him as the face of the nation, messing with any buttons, or making any decision that will affect 321 million Americans.

     Now, if you want to attribute those thoughts to the fact that I have ovaries... so be it.  I call it common sense.  If you still find Trump appealing for some reason, other than the novel freak show draw- well, you may wanna keep that to yourself.  Seriously. 



     UPDATE 6/27/2016- Well today, Senator Warren joined Secretary Clinton in Cincinnati for a raucous gathering.  We still have yet to find out who Secretary Clinton will pick for her running mate but after seeing the two of them together today, which warranted all the anticipate excitement is this: Senator Warren served as a brilliant neon sign that sealed the message loud and clear: WE ARE NOT GOING BACK.  We are now a nation that is more diverse, embracing and compassionate for all. 
THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!  And the excitement was palpable, even through the TV. 
And, after the SCOTUS ruling on HB2 in Texas, being called the most important decision in abortion law in more than two decades, let's keep the momentum and the excitement going!  



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