Can I secede? Maybe just our street. I think if I could get 6 neighbors (3 this side, 3 the other side of the street) to agree, we could have a sustainable commune.
I'm watching Good Morning America and there were two female politicians. Now, I used to think I was not sexist. But I think I was wrong. They were interviewing Marilyn Musgrave from Colorado, and Marcy Kaptur from Ohio. It wasn't what they were saying as much as how they were saying it.
Women in positions where a strong personality is important seem to adopt "calculating, haughty, condescending bitch." As women, don't we have other effective options? That 'smile' that says "I'm well rehearsed and won't let you make me answer anything I don't want to." Makes me want to slap a bitch. I think that someone needs to market a class that looks at strong, effective men to see how they present themselves, particularly in the facial features during difficult interviews. And contrast that to both effective and ineffective women in the same scenario. Then someone should attempt to learn something. It's no wonder that women aren't taken as seriously as men. I think it has less to do with being capable, and more to do with how women show their emotions when they present their case.
Palin demonstrates this infuriating machination often. Her interview with Charles Gibson drove me insane. In particular, the part about the Bush Doctrine. Sarah, worst stall tactic I've seen to date with the nominees.
Charles Gibson: "Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine?"
Sarah Palin: *folding hands, deep inhale, conveying attitude of disdain* "In what respect, Charlie?"
In the respect of "Do you, Sarah, agree with The. Bush. Doctrine?" It was the whole thing; the body language, the voice modulation, the answer. I hope she's gotten better coaching for the debate.
Working in a predominantly female company and having a brain that tends to function more male than female, I am frequently appalled and disgusted with my Gender.