Saturday, October 13, 2007

Commissioner Bradstreet's 'Women helping women' is a cute, but sexist philosophy...imagine a man's philosophy of 'men helping men'

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I'm not a fan of sexists, whether they are female or male sexists. People whose primary goal is to invoke the gender card are 3rd-rate public servants, so read the last paragraph to this puff piece of Angela Bradstreet, "Women helping women" is not a catchphrase for Angela Bradstreet. It is a philosophy that infuses how she conducts her life and fuels her passion and committment to the advancement of women.
After reading that last paragraph, it doens't seem that men will ever be treated equally in the eyes of Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet. Labor Commissioner Bradstreet's philosophy of "women helping women" has no place in public service, where she's free to prioritize her gender card as she sees fit.
Women helping women, rich people helping rich people, asians helping asians, klansmen helping klansmen; where does that line get drawn? One of the commenters posed the question: how many poor, indigent women has Angela Bradstreet helped? It would be nice to see what kind of pro-bono work she did, separate from her big law-firm employer, in helping women who needed help...but then again, puff pieces are just that, puff pieces.

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Anonymous Norma Rae said...

I'm wondering how many pro bono cases Angela did to help working women during the years she was a partner at a fancy law firm. I'm not talking about what she did to help other women lawyers, business execs and her Marin County pals, but women who work as waitresses, retail sales clerks, school teachers, nurses, farm workers, and garment workers. I'm guessing zero. Women ... helping other wealthy highly educated women ... stepping over everyone else.

10/13/2007 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if we apply the Bradstreet philosophy, why should whites heping whitees be racism?

10/13/2007 10:28 PM  
Anonymous gender challenged said...

Dear Blogger - I'm confused. If I'm male and gay will this help my chances for promotion? If I'm female and straight,will this be a problem? If I'm a transexual, will I get bonus points during the promotional interview? Please help me, I'm gender challenged now that we have a "gay" female Labor Commissioner. Please respond ASAP, since I have a promotional exam coming up and I don't know whether to buy a new dress or a suit!!

10/15/2007 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REGARDING THE COMMENT ABOVE: IF YOU ARE GAY, LESBIAN OR TRANS-GENDER IT WILL DEFINATELY HELP YOU AT YOUR EXAM AT DIR. DO NOT FORGET TO MENTION THIS AS SOON AS YOU WALK IN FOR YOUR INTERVIEW.

IT WOULLD ALSO HELP IF YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF RELATIVES WORKING IN YOUR DEPARTMENT FOR WHICH YOU WILL BE GIVEN BONUS POINTS.

IT IS NO SECRET HOW DIR HIRES AND PROMOTES. THE DUMBER YOU ARE THE HIGHER YOU GO AT DIR.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR INTERVIEW!!!

10/23/2007 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. If we want to end racism, sexism, ageism, and all of the other "isms," it has to apply to everyone, including those purported minorities (many of whom are now pluralities, if not majorities) who still think it's okay to have their exclusive groups.

11/06/2007 11:03 AM  

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