A couple of things I’m annoyed about, and no, I’m not blaming the victim. I’m not blaming anybody, but I am saying perhaps we can pay closer attention to some things. OK. Here goes: The film Jumanji. I didn’t see it but the ads promoting it were everywhere and they pissed me off. Three men, one woman, headed into the jungle, the men covered head to toe ’cause there are creepy crawlers in the jungle that bite and sting and suck your blood. The woman wore short shorts and a midriff-baring tee shirt and no hat. The men, all famous, were old dudes (old being relative), the woman was young and she may be famous but I’ve never heard of her. (I said she was young!) I know that in the entertainment business women have to do things to get noticed, to get hired, to earn a living. but isn’t that exactly the problem that led to all the headlines that have so numbed us? And what was this young woman supposed to do? Refuse to look like an idiot and let somebody else get hired who would?
None of us are likely to forget the January 2017 Women’s Marches. An estimated 3-to-5 million women took to the streets, mostly to protest the election of an ugly orange ooze to the presidency. If all those women had voted in November Hillary Clinton would be president and the only woman Tweedledumber would be annoying is his wife. And yes, that annoys me, but that’s a bell that can’t be un-rung. However, there are the mid-term elections this coming November and historically people ignore them. A low voter turnout is the norm. Let’s change that trend. Let’s all of us go vote. Together we can and do make a difference. and this is a soapbox that I’ll climb on a few more times in the coming months.
I’ve read that people are feeling overwhelmed by the recent events. I’ve read that some people believe that men will behave better now. I don’t believe that, nor do I believe that it’s all too much, that it’s too big. It’s NOT too big. If we believe that, then we believe that we’re small, and I know not a single one of you believes that.