There’s a chick I really dig. Not that I flirt with chicks, I just flirt with chicks. I enjoyed her article and it reminded me of my favorite tantric masseur, Ross.
While I’m being extremely kind in introducing you to @waitingtoexhale, I do hope you realize that this does not mean that you will be off the hook for our session tonight! (I am wearing purple, after all.) I do hope you enjoy her as much as I…….
I’m listening to the sweet strains of Stevie Ray Vaughan singing “Cold Shot”. To me, this is the ultimate chilling song. Just wanted to let you guys know that.
And now,the real news. My parents are getting some longhorns at their ranch! They’re getting four females, two who are already impregnated, and two who are too young to breed yet. Oh, they are so pretty. When they have their babies, if they’re boys, they will eventually be eaten. (Sorry, MRAs!) They don’t plan to keep any bulls, just to hire their services when needed. I am excited because A) grass-fed, local meat to the extreme, obviously, and B) this is the first step towards making it a working, self-sufficient Ranch, with the capital “R”. Also, longhorns and Texas just go together. They’re perfect- hardy, durable, gentle, birth easily. And, have you seen longhorns? They are just impressive looking. If you aren’t familiar with them, you may not know that both females and males have the giant horns.
Here is an interesting link, in light of all the women’s rights/men’s rights stuff going on. http://career-services.monster.com/yahooarticle/women-salaries-equal-outearn-men#WT.mc_n=yta_fpt_article_jobs_with_no_gender_pay_gap I hate when feminists claim that feminism is about equality for all. I think they mean, equality for all, but some are more equal than others. What, did they not read Animal Farm? Anyway, you all know that I am pro-individual rights. Thus, I am anti- specific group rights. If it is a right, it can’t be held against another group. That’s dumb and makes no sense. Regardless, that’s where our laws and public opinion seem to heading.
So, that “women make 72, 73, 75, 77, or 80 cents for every dollar a man earns”… is basically bullshit. It’s meant to imply that women are underpaid compared to men, but that statistic is based on all jobs- in every field, and regardless of whether it’s part-time or not. Women work part-time more often than men, and women gravitate towards more liberal arts types of jobs.
Also, I would like the Lovelies to stop telling me that women can’t get hired in construction. Do you guys know how many women in construction I know? TONS. In the offices, that is. Hell, there’s three in my office building, out of the seven people who work in the office. My sister-in-law works for an HVAC company, doing book keeping and estimating. My husband’s aunt estimates for a stone company. My father-in-law’s assistant is a woman, and he co-owns his company with a woman. About half of the vendors that come to our office are women. So we aren’t exactly under-represented in the construction industry- just in the hot, sweaty, dirty, back breaking parts of it. EVERY woman who has applied at our company to work in the field has been hired. We’ve been in business almost 20 years, and that was a grand total of TWO women.
I am not anti-woman, I have some very good female friends, and there are a bunch of women here that I like and respect a lot. But I am anti-lies and anti-manipulation, and right now, feminism seems to be the lie that everyone is too afraid to contradict. (Not you guys. Y’all are pretty ballsy in general.)
Final thoughts, sparked by all the hullaballoo about Ann Romney’s $1000 shirt. What I’m noticing about all the fuss is that there is a very odd attitude held by a lot of people who are probably in the lower-middle class. They are… snobs. They believe that anyone above their tax bracket is somehow different, in a morally inferior way. They do not believe that anyone with money could understand or empathize with a person who makes less than them. They believe that the rich do not feel the same inside as the non-rich. This is particularly rich irony to me, because many of these same people profess empathy and solidarity towards the people who are less well-off than they themselves are. They believe that they are capable of understanding a poorer person’s plight, but that rich people cannot. It’s as if there’s an arbitrary cap on humanity- if you make more than x amount per year, you can no longer understand (or in many cases, remember) what it’s like to have less than you do now.
Honestly, hearing this sort of bull over and over and over again makes it difficult to not just lump them all into a group and dismiss them as irrational.