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      Snort McDork
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      The Senate Tells Women to Smile More and Talk Less

      By Lindsay M. Chervinsky, The Daily Beast

      28 March 21

      It’s nice we study women’s history in March, but it means nothing if women must remain quiet or hold themselves to different standards than men in order to succeed in government.

       

      arch is Women’s History Month and the 2021 theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” And yet, as a country, we still tell women that the best way to get ahead is to keep their mouths shut.

      A few weeks ago, Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination for director of the Office of Management and Budget after the Senate prepared to reject her candidacy. Her qualifications were not in question, nor her past experience. Instead, senators focused on Tanden’s use of social media and her sometimes caustic tweets. There is zero chance that a man would be rejected under the same circumstances. Similarly unfair expectations have been applied to other female candidates put forth by President Joe Biden.

      Not long after Tanden’s contentious hearing, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland fielded questions far more intense than those posed to her predecessors. Haaland was narrowly confirmed, but other female candidates, especially women of color, face uphill battles for confirmation, including Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke, Biden’s choices for associate attorney general and the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. Republicans have put forth dubious objections to both candidates. They’ve argued that Gupta is anti-cop, despite her endorsement from police unions, and that Clarke is anti-Semitic, despite her endorsement from the Anti-Defamation League. They’ve raised no objections about their expertise.

      https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/68556-focus-the-senate-tells-women-to-smile-more-and-talk-less

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    • #413874
      Bearian
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      The Dems are all about Identity. If they wanted somebody qualified we won’t have Biden as President. Some how being wrong about everything makes a Qualified Dem. That why they never ask about someone’s Qualification in Congress.

    • #413885
      NV Wino
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      Her qualifications were not in question

      Yes they were/are. She is not qualified to be dog catcher in Antartica.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #413886
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Neera Tanden is supremely unqualified to head the Office of Management and Budget, and she’s also as corrupt as fuck. And a liar. And a terrible gaslighter. She’s nothing but a Clintonista Biden was trying to reward for years of trashing progressive Democrats like Bernie Sanders. She belongs in the stocks, not OMB.

      I don’t care why she was rejected; just glad she was.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #413911
      chknltl
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      No, I did not even get past this OP’s title before becoming offended.

      As a card carrying male, my response to any other male who would say such a thing:

      (ok so I am at loss for words here…that headline…ugh!!! what I truly want to say is not really printable so I need to rethink my response)…

      Ah: “Sit down, open yer eyes, shut up and blow it out yer arse less!”

      (and that would be the calmed down version of what I first thought).

      I have often wondered if a matriarchal society wouldn’t be better than most of our patriarchal ones.

      IIRC, The Crow Nation here in the U.S. is or at least was matriarchal.

      It works(ed?) out quite well for them.

      I am trying to think, what percentage of wars throughout history were started by women?

      Likely an unfair question because the answer might track with the amount of times women have been in a position to start wars.

      Arguably, sexism is racism but on a bigger scale.

      Let me turn to a more pleasant and yet related topic.

      It warms my heart that our next missions to the moon, the Artemis Program, will be sent up by a female launch director.

      For those of you not keeping track, we started with the Mercury Program, then the Gemini Program followed by the Apollo Program and now we are well into the early stages of the Artemis Program…except now a woman will be running the show at launch!

      How cool is that!

      Artemis will carry the first woman and next man to the moon!

      The Artemis Program is also slated to bring humanity further into space than we have ever ventured. Most likely this includes Mars.

      There are a whole new crop of astronauts getting ready for this Artemis Program and a great many of them are women.

      More coolness!

      Did you know that we have already had a woman command the I.S.S.?

      So women are taking their place, shouldering duties equally with their male counterparts as we begin to leave this planet.

      No, if humanity is to move forward we must come to rely on ALL of our strengths equally.

      This utter stupidity of segregating out groups of humanity by race or gender handicaps us.

      If my rant is unrelated to the topic, please accept my apologies.

      If I saw an adult beating up on a little kid I would step in too without even wanting to know the whys and wherefores.

      Nuff said

    • #413922
      closeupready
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      It told Neera Tanden that her abusiveness excludes her from consideration for a serious position.

      Oh, and check the source, folks, what have we been telling you:

      THE DAILY BEAST – a Hillbot habitat and neoliberal internet tabloid, like Daily Kos or Mother Jones.  I do NOT take anything published on Daily Beast as truthful or given in good faith.  To the contrary, it seems to me they misdirect and distract, and do anything they can to hold off facing the truth about the Democratic Party and the corruption that has given us the fake opposition party that it is today.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

      • #414019
        Ohio Barbarian
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        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #413924
      surrealAmerican
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      Would a man have been held to account for trolling and personal attacks? – I don’t know, maybe.

      It would have been better if Tanden’s hearing had focused on her lack of qualifications and her conflicts of interest, but people hate it when you attack them in public, so I understand why this was the deal breaker.

    • #413954
      Bernie Boomer
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      I am sick of identity politics. Being female doesn’t give her a special pass.

      Neera Tanden is not only unqualified, she has the leadership ‘skills’ of a serial killer.

    • #413971
      Snort McDork
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