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Aging while Female

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Aug 16, 10:16am Top

Aging while female--

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Janet Yellen,
Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski,
Betty White, Madonna,
Brigitte Macron, Christine Lagarde, Queen Elizabeth--

is it tougher in the US?

Madonna turns 60: The painful lessons she taught us about aging while female
Maeve McDermott | Aug. 16, 2018

...“As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by, to support, and enlightened by.”...


Madonna Woman of The Year Full Speech | Billboard Women in Music 2016 (10:29)

Aug 19, 5:57am Top

Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems
Melanie Zanona | 08/18/18

(Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, and Kirsten Gillibrand & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

...the starring roles of prominent Democratic women in the GOP attacks is notable, and could lead to both rewards and risks.

“Trump and the GOP are really playing with fire,” said Brad Bannon, a Democratic strategist. “This is going to jeopardize the support Republicans have with these suburban, college-educated female voters, some of whom voted for Trump in 2016.”

...“Look at how well women are doing in Democratic primaries,” Bannon said. “Something is going on there. Women are activated.”


Edited: Sep 21, 1:41pm Top

A little depressing, though, that Pelosi isn't polling MUCH better, but after all that demonizing...

Internal GOP Poll: Pelosi Beats Trump in a Head-to-Head Matchup
Joshua Green |

The Democratic leader is a frequent Republican target, but an RNC poll shows she’s more popular than the president.

...The internal poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek, asks registered voters who they support “when the November election is framed by Trump and Pelosi.” Overall, respondents prefer Pelosi-aligned candidates over Trump-aligned candidates by 5 points, 50 percent to 45 percent. Among independents only, Pelosi still prevails by a 4-point margin. The poll was completed on Sept. 2...



As posted by Rastaphrog in Kavanaugh thread, Justice Ginsburg was subject of bad-taste "joke" by Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC) that played on both her gender and her age, a two-fer :(


Nov 9, 8:39am Top

Excerpt*: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the power of ‘difficult women’
Karen Karbo | November 8, 2018

The Notorious R.B.G.'s influence on American politics and modern culture has been an inspiration for women in the United States and throughout the world.

...Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not do girl push-ups. During her twice-a-week workouts in the Supreme Court gym, she busts out two sets of 10 standard push-ups without stopping for a break. She leg presses 70 pounds. She easily nails one-arm side planks, one-legged squats, and a medicine ball toss.

...let’s not forget that her Depression-era generation of women breathed sexism as if it were air. Most fell in line with societal norms, accepting the fallacy that female biology transcends individual intelligence, aptitude, ambition, or the understandable human desire to escape a lifetime of picking up the dirty socks of others. The kind of blatant, dispiriting discrimination Ruth experienced as she advanced in her career wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. But whereas many women were thwarted, Ruth persevered. Misogyny was simply one more hill to climb. Ruth was difficult because she refused to be discouraged. She really persisted, one tiny foot in front of the other...


*National Geographic's book "In Praise of Difficult Women" by Karen Karbo profiles women throughout the world who have pushed societal norms and boundaries in areas spanning the gambit from politics, art, media, books, and more.

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