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    •  Major General Norma Brown ran the tech school... (16+ / 0-)

      ...that I attended after basic training.  I met her once.  A buddy and I were eating hot dogs in front of the base exchange when this person walked up, plopped a hot dog on our table, and said

      "Hi, may I join you guys?"
      We looked up and saw the blue shoulder boards and stars and probably just about pooped ourselves, but she turned out to be one hell of a nice person and one hell of a good officer.  The enlisted people who worked for her awarded her the Order of the Sword--a rare honor given by enlisted people to those who stand up for enlisted people.  That puts her in the company of people like Bob Hope.

      I spent 25 years in uniform and Major General Brown is the only general I worked for whose name I still remember.

      "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

      by DaveinBremerton on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:56:28 PM PST

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    •  Very respectfully, Horace, I can attest that: (2+ / 0-)
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      I have been various situations on the job where I was sexually harassed by different women over the years. Women are every bit as much offenders when it comes to sexual harassment as men, given the opportunity.

      When I was in junior college I actually had a woman shop foreman pick me up and throw me over her shoulder and walk away with me, right in the middle of a class, because she thought I was just too cute. It was absolutely a power move. Thinking back, it may have even been about her need to control the young men in the room as much as sexually harassing me. I might well have been that much of a pawn. I was every bit as mortified and disempowered as I would have been if she'd been a male supervisor. When I pointed out that it was sexual harassment, she was stunned. STUNNED, I tell ya. Women CAN'T be guilty of sexual harassment, they're WOMEN doncha know!

      Working in theater as I have for 25 years now, there is a lot more tolerance for all people, which leads to more equality in both good ways, and bad ones.

      What is the difference between all the men who say, "hey honey, you should be a mother and have children, you just need the right man to convince you.." (points at own chest, sleazy grin), and the women who say, " Hey honey, you are gay, you just don't know it, you just need the right woman to convince you." (points at own chest, sleazy grin)?

      I am here to report absolutely, that there is  no difference whatsoever. They are all rednecks,  every effing one of 'em. Right down the half assed pick up line and cheesy leer.  I'd like to take all of them, male and female, and lock them in a room together. See who convinces who of what.  

       I've had a pretty equal amount of sexual harassment from both genders. Enough to know that none of it has anything to do with me. I am just the present variable in the ego driven equation they substitute for reality. Another female will be along any minute to replace me. From a male or a female, it is equally effing annoying, nasty ass shit to have to dodge on a job site.

      Women really are equal Horace.  And that makes us equally fucked up assholes if given power (perceived or real) over others. Count on it.

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