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Response to daredtowork (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 11:01 AM

13. Thank you!

Currently, I'm serving as a mentor for a young lady who works in the field of human services. She is currently the VP of her local union. I was the VP in my local union, before retiring; although it's a different union, I'm able to provide some assistance to her.

Because life allows me to travel in some interesting circles, I've been able to hear the the president and vice president of the board of directors she deals with think of her. And they despise her. More, I recently was at a function where I overheard their legal counsel speaking about her. He, too, despises her. The three of them far prefer to deal with the union president, an older man, and they definitely are not looking forward to his retiring -- as she will become president of the union.

Her positions are almost exactly the same as the union president's. So, I ask myself: why the anger aimed towards her? Now, she's my older daughter's best friend. A young female. It really is that simple -- these guys resent her because she's a young female. There is no other rational explanation -- only this irrational one.

That same irrational thinking is entrenched in far too many men in America.No denying that it is there. At the same time, it doesn't make me want to support a Margaret Thatcher. A candidate's sex can be an important factor -- and I believe it is important that the USA elect a female president. But I'm hoping it will be one that shares my democratic values.

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