arts, movies, music, pop culture · random robin · womens issues

listen up ladies!

It seems like there has been a rash of dumb chicks out and about lately, at least if you believe everything in the media. I am getting tired of women in politics flittering about, making ridiculously retarded (yea i said retarded and i meant it) phone calls, questioning the separation of church and state and the first amendment (whatever that is) and /or generally being lame.

Even Oprah pisses me off (yea i said piss and i meant that too) with her magazine by which i get greeted every time i actually go to pee (someone in our office insists on bringing in O and adding it to the magazine rack in the stall… i get a little skeeved out by this magazine rack, quite honestly… but i digress). Yes, she does lots of great things for people. Cool. Good for you. You really have to be on EVERY cover? Self-absorbed much? Well, with the women who run after your every word, you could probably run for office. Oh horror. At least she can answer the question about what magazines she reads. (“Are there more than one?” Oprah replies coyly.)

I find being a woman tricky. After only recently deciding to wear white whenever the heck I feel like it, winter be darned, I realized that this is harder than it seems. I am going through Clorox 2 a little more than I used to.

I also find it alarming how difficult women make being a woman. And I really wish people would stop mentioning what Michelle Obama WORE every time she does anything. I also wish that Sandra Bullock didn’t win the Oscar but I do think that all of the Academy knew Mr Bullock was cheating on her and felt bad, so that when she thanked him quite annoyingly it can be replayed the world over when he gets married to that Kat tattoo chick next year. I’m just sayin.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I know there are so many interesting intelligent women out there but we dont hear from them or about them nearly enough. And I get tired of the female celebrity epidemic we have and how the media jumps on every dumb thing a girl does and beats it to death. I’m tired of women in politics continuing to disappoint us by saying stupid things out loud instead of hunkering down and getting real work done. I’m tired of girls I know throwing themselves at men who aren’t half worthy and I’m tired of boys ignoring the girls who are more than worthy because they dont look like ___ (enter desireable looking female here).

But hope springs eternal, right, and I look around and think about the women i know who are strong and bold and make good decisions and conquer the world one little piece of paper at a time. And it makes me a little more at peace that we aren’t all really stupid.

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4 thoughts on “listen up ladies!

  1. Justice Sonia Sotamayor, Justice Elana Kagan, SOS Hillary Clinton, Christina Romer (Obama economics advisor), UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Christine Todd Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, some would say Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senator Dianne Feinstein, First Lady Michelle Obama…these are just ones I came up with off the top of my head (and googled for spelling assistance). There are a lot of good ones out there, it’s just the wing-nuts get all the attention.

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