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American Women, Circa 2011

Posted on Mar 3, 2011
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Did you realize that the last president to ask for a status report on American women was John F. Kennedy? Eleanor Roosevelt was in charge of that project, which President Obama has updated for our present time. Let’s take a look at the results, shall we?  —KA

Gail Collins in The New York Times:

Additional reports from “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being” include information on everything from volunteering (women do more) to housework (go ahead and guess). It has some findings I don’t quite know what to do with, like: “While male students are more likely to be victimized with weapons, female students are more likely to experience electronic bullying.” Electronic bullying is definitely a bad thing, but I can’t help feeling as though we’re getting the better end of that deal.

We’re a long way from the Eleanor Roosevelt Commission on the Status of Women, which was formed when there were no women on the White House staff doing anything more impressive than typing or cake decoration. “Men have to be reminded that women exist,” Mrs. Roosevelt tartly told reporters when the all-male list of top Kennedy administration appointees was released.

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By Martin Timothy, February 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm Link to this comment
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The Moorman Polaroid taken Dallas Texas 22 November 1963, shows two snipers nests on the Grassy Knoll, with muzzle flashes behind the? picket fence left screen.

With E Howard Hunt firing on President Kennedy, and Martin Luther and Coretta King to his right. The “Badgeman” enhancement, shows Dallas Police officer Joe Smith, firing from behind the rotunda wall.

Alongside Gordon H Arnold talking on a hand held radio, with an unidentified bald guy, and deaf mute Ed Hoffman and his missus to his left!

William F Buckley, has been identified as Umbrella Man, whose raised device signaled the shooters on the GK, that all systems were go!

Lee Harvey Oswald was blamed for killing the President, and Dallas Police Officer Tippets, a couple miles away around forty minutes later.

Despite photographs that show him at the doorway of the TSBD, when the shots were fired in the first instance, and when the three tramps were marched by hours later!

Ted Gunderson FBI bureau chief in Dallas when President K was murdered, is in a video in possession of a rifle on the sixth floor of the TSBD, after the shooting.

He was in Memphis Tennessee, when Martin Luther King was shot, and in Los Angeles California, when Senator Robert Kennedy was slain, he subsequently became one of the principles in the Franklin Case Cover up, which goes back nearly thirty years,

Including testimony from Rusty Nelson, that Hunter S Thompson paid him $100,000.00 a time, to film snuff killings to the tune of around fifty dead!

The Three tramps were E Howard Hunt of Watergate fame, Charles Harrelson father of TV actor Woody Harrelson, and Charles Frederick Rogers, wanted in Houston TX, for killing and dismembering both his parents in 1965.

As the limousine emerged from behind the freeway sign, the driver William Greer turned and looked over his right shoulder, he turned back, and while holding the steering wheel with his left hand, retrieved something from under the dash with his right hand.

Then transferring the object in his right hand to his left hand, and turning back around to look at the President, he brought his left hand around his body, and aimed and fired at President Kennedy’s head.

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By California Ray, March 8, 2011 at 11:02 am Link to this comment

In the U.S.A., March is Women’s History Month, a day for Americans to take a safe
and uninspiring look into the past. It has lots of counter-revolutionary supporters
with ample government and corporate funding. Why a month? Because nothing
electrifies the call for gender equality like 31 days of art shows about 19th Century
American women.

On the other hand, March 8 is International Women’s Day. Tsk-tsk. We don’t need
that. Too foreign. Too radical. Too likely to lead to gatherings, marches, troubling
questions, and voices for global solidarity.

So, “ladies,” stick with what Uncle Sam wants, okay? Support WHM, and forget
about March 8.

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By prisnersdilema, March 5, 2011 at 10:27 am Link to this comment

Sounds like that when women victimize men their more likely use weapons.

At any rate OJama shines at doing this kind of thing, basically doing nothing at all selling
the box of corn flakes, the one with nothing inside. But that box sure is pretty, full of
smiles and warm handshakes.

But when gas hits $10, $20 dollars a gallon I bet women as well as men would have
wished instead he wold have put more effort into transitioning our country to a
sustainable economy, or developing alternative energy sources like he promised in the

Here’s one how about a conference of woman labor leaders to focus on ideas on how
to over come Rethuglican portrayals of labor as communism?

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By SarcastiCanuck, March 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment
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Is this truthdig or Oprah magazine?Has this topic not been beaten to death already?What happened to all of the fun women?

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By TDoff, March 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment

So the truth is out, it’s the ‘advancement’ of women that has caused the decline of the American Way of Life. And a lot of us thought we were just having to live through the ‘legacy’ of our last president, George-the-Dummy.

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By gerard, March 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm Link to this comment

Well what was that all about—really?  Better to pick up Eve Ensler on AlJazeera English?

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