Saturday, September 17, 2016

Saturday Reads

Vile, sexist filth and lies that distort why sex-segregated bathrooms came into being. It had nothing to do with "prudery," you asshole. It coincided with women's increased participation in the labor force, and segregated restrooms were necessary so that women would be free of violence and rape from men when they were most vulnerable to attack.
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I ain't holding my breath the media suddenly decided to get a conscience regarding Donald Trump. They were merely pissed off because he played them.

They created this Frankenstein candidate, and it is almost too damned late to reverse course.
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A couple of obituaries to note:

Playwright Edward Albee, 88, noted for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" among other works, died yesterday.

Albee was one of the most acclaimed and influential American playwrights of the 20th century. He won the Tony Award for Best Play for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1963) and “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” (2002). He was a three-time Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner for “A Delicate Balance” (1967), “Seascape” (1975), and “Three Tall Women” (1994). “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” was denied a Pulitzer for its vulgarity and no award was given that year


Former Arizona governor Rose Mofford died on Thursday. She was the first female governor of the Grand Canyon State:

Mofford was a Democrat who was the governor of Arizona from 1988 until 1991. She was the secretary of state and then took over as governor for Republican Evan Mecham, who was impeached and removed from office.

Field of Dreams author W.P. Kinsella was euthanized the other day.

I am not a big fan of "assisted suicide," which is legalized murder.
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From what I understand, Australian law is similar on the issue of sexual harassment as the United States. The men who did this should have been or should be fired on the spot and the woman or women affected be awarded damages.

Sexually harassment is a firing offense. There is nothing funny about it.
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