From First Ladies to Speaking Truth to Power. This post led to the topic of: what’s catty? First, let’s celebrate First Ladies with college degrees.
Michelle Obama appears to be the second First Lady with two degrees: Princeton and Harvard Law, both Ivy League. Hillary Clinton: Wellesley and Yale Law. Four Ivy League universities. Woot!
Other First Ladies earned degrees: Pat Nixon, Nancy Raygun, Laura Bush. Rosalyn Carter and Betty Ford.
I read Nancy Raygun had a degree. Then became an actress. Between Nancy [and GW] and Laura Bush, shows ya anyone can be a college graduate, right!
Leslie: WE SO MEAN.
Jenny: Please don’t equate the Truth with Meanness. It’s something society does ONLY to women to shut us up and shut us down. We are not mean. We are brave sjw: spiritual justice warriors. I love that phrase. That’s a good name for us! Speaking truth to power!
Leslie: You’re right! I hadn’t thought of it like that.
Jenny: I drove my room-mate so nuts with paying attention to words that I can never talk to her about the topic again. But my late mother taught me. It’s very important to think about the words we tell others. They reflect us. And what society has told us to feel, think and be.
What’s so mean about pointing out the fact that GW was DUMB? Everyone knows that. Even he graduated. Which was a HOT topic for lefties. I read that comment all the time.
Laura Bush didn’t exhibit much personality. Being a librarian, she was into kid’s books. But Michelle does far far more for her causes.
As for Nancy, well, look how many vain, vapid airheads the GOP trotted out on Faux Noise or right now, Kelly Cuntway.
Nancy is just another of those bubbleheads who made it through college.
So folks, earning a college degree is not proof of intelligence nor common sense. It’s also about how you USE that degree!
I use mine all the time! I gained a lot of skills in college, graduate school and post-graduate. I USE what I learned. My art. All the work I do. I trace it back to my education, all my life.
What did Nancy EVER do to prove she had a degree? Ever use it to HELP ppl? She sure didn’t act like Michelle Obama. She didn’t give a damn for anyone but her BFF socialites, astrologers, and china plates.
SHE WAS MEAN.* I am merely recalling history. It was in the papers ALL the time. I read them.
I’m a proud defender of the truth. Doing GOOD for mankind.
What we SAY is actually as vital as HOW we say it. Substance over style. Ppl are too quick to call women catty. Moving on… sometimes we casually say or write something which has an element of negativity.
I really want to do this, but it won’t make any money … well, that’s rather limiting. These days, if you work it right, you just might make some money.
So pivot and say: I really want to do this, not sure how much I’ll make, but keeping options open one way or the other … at least keep the door open to making money. So many ways to monetize these days.
So that’s just one example. Ta ta. Later.
*To sensitive GOP, conservatives, right-wingers, et al: you say what you want on your site(s) and social media. I do the same. I speak for MANY who have been forced or scared into silenced too long. Your hero GW is now called one of the worst. History will catch up with St. Ronnie.