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Sat Oct 31, 2020, 02:01 PM

Comment: Harris knows what no vice president has ever known

By Monica Hesse / The Washington Post

In the week before the country potentially elects its first female vice president, I’ve been trying to write a sweeping essay about progress and trailblazers and glass-breakers and what it all means. But what I keep thinking about is this: At some point in Kamala Harris’s life someone has instructed her to carry her keys like a weapon when she walks to her car. Someone has said: Get them out of your purse even before you leave the grocery store. Arrange them between your fingers, and if someone attacks you, aim for the face.

How do I know this? Because this is Woman 101. It’s the first page of the instruction manual teaching us how we’ll need to navigate the world. I have never met a woman who hasn’t heard this piece of advice. And I doubt that in 232 years of male leadership there’s ever been a sitting president or vice president who has.

I keep thinking about how, at some point in Kamala Harris’ life, she has painstakingly reviewed her office wardrobe with the understanding that the difference between “slut” and “feminazi” is a few inches of worsted-wool hemline. At some point, she has approached a stranger in a public bathroom because the Tampax machine is broken again, and she has said, I’m so sorry, but do you have, and then she didn’t have to finish the question because women in bathrooms know that there is only one end to that question.

At some point in Kamala Harris’s life, a friend of mine offered, “someone has probably told her that she says ‘I’m so sorry’ too much.”

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/comment-harris-knows-what-no-vice-president-has-ever-known/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 02:02 PM

1. wow...

good stuff

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Sat Oct 31, 2020, 02:26 PM

2. Yep

And it's a lot more than any VP has known, about many things.

I grew up in NYC and certainly remember being taught to carry my keys that way.

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Sat Oct 31, 2020, 03:56 PM

3. How very true.

Are “feminine hygiene” product machines even filled anymore.

I still see them on the walls of public restrooms, but they never look as if they are operational.

If, the impressive-as-hell congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) provides these items in his office.

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