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So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Get over it

There are moments when I want to scream to the heavens because of all the PC bullshit in the world. I think that's why people love the comedy of Ralphie May and Kathy Griffin (among many many others). Those comedians just say it like it is and like many of us wish we could simply say without anyone accusing us of some malice or ill intent.

My FT job involves writing for a business publication, but with a snarkier side to it. I also try to take casual pictures of executives to go with the story. It gives them a more relaxed (and real) posture. For a recent story, this big exec asked if he could bring out the good-looking gals to be in the picture with him. Then, he kept making jokes about them being the amenities in this building, etc. So, I made a similiar comment in the text of the story.

And, I guess I should've seen it coming, but some 57-year-old female attorney in Dallas got her granny panties in a wad over the comment. Listen lady, Gloria Steinem had her time, but we're past that now. You can stop burning your bras and accept that a woman can be hot and smart and successful in her business. None of those three or mutually exclusive. So, even if I don't point it out, the guys are gonna check 'em out and notice. So, really? This is what you have to complain about in the world? Your life must be pretty awesome when this is offensive enough to you to hop on your keyboard to shoot that nasty email over (not to the reporter who wrote the story or even to the editor who let it get through, but to the ad salesman. Classy. What are you going to do, threaten not to advertise with us if we keep photographing attractive young women that make you feel shriveled up?)

Yeah, MY life is that good that this is irritating the hell out of me. And, I'm sure there are some feminazis out there who will give me a good tongue lashing (ok, stop with the womyn, lesbian and NOW/NAG jokes) over my opinions here. I'm just not so uptight that I think men are going to ignore the fact that a woman is attractive and what is the harm in mentioning it as part of the humor in the article?

Get a grip and loosen up your girdle, lady. Here's a fire extinguisher to put out your bra.


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