Equality in America? What about our kids and their moms?… Not so much…

 

                   It’s good to hear the POTUS finally garnering his courage and  speaking his mind.  Loving couple’s coming together for better or worse is an age old institution. Family friendly Republicans also embrace marriage. It’s so uplifting to see such widespread agreement on the right of Americans to love anyone they want….without having to do a pants check!

        Oh, the pants part!!  Pants check on line 3 please. Price check on bananas. Hot muffins on sale now! If the parts don’t match..you can’t snatch.. ….Governmental interference  is quite obviously ridiculous! Progress is good and I don’t mean to demean or diminish  the importance of what  the president declared about same-sex marriage today….but what about equal rights  in America for all?

        Weve got a country now that’s engaged in the blatant discrimination of children in our schools. States all over this country are dismantling the public school system with limited objection from the constituents. Sure, a few “liberal” teachers are always complaining..and the darn PTO frowned a bit….but who  is really watching out for our kids? Even “advanced ” states like Pennsylvania are dismemebering our public schools and creating a very unequal playground for our youth. Disadvantaged and inner city schools continue to feel the brunt of the economic meltdown. Thousands of teachers….art programs…guidance counselors…sex education…slash and burn to them all…what the heck…nobody wants to pay more taxes….right?

    Women are regarded still as less worthy  than men all over this country. While Goodyear got spanked in a landmark decision years ago…it’s seemed to have little impact. I even engaged in what may be criminal activity at the bequest of my employer. Back in Milwaukee several years ago, I was General Manager of a large retail store. We were hiring a  new operations manager. I interviewed many..and their were two candidates left. My regional let me make my own decision on which person to choose…but instructed to me as to the pay range to offer. If I decided on the male candidate …I was authorized to pay 42,000 to 45,000 per year..while reminding me that my personal bonus will increase based on how well I “control’ my internal budgets. I was told to offer the female candidate from 36,000 to 40,000 thousand a year…because that’s all we had to pay to be within “market’. Initially , I choose the man ..paid him 45,000 a year…and he got fired after one month for harassment. I then hired the same women …paid her 38,000 a year…she is still there today and  doing a  great job!

  Glad to hear about the same-sex marriage change of heart from the president. Seems our work here is not yet completed though. Lots of Americans still feel the bitter sting of unequal rights and unfair and uneven justice.  Lets bring every American into the camp of equality here ..regardless of age, sex or gender!





3 comments on “Equality in America? What about our kids and their moms?… Not so much…

  1. Thank you!

  2. ADignorantium on said:

    I certainly agree that women in the workplace need to be paid the same, if not more, than their male counterparts. In my experience, women take their jobs much more seriously than most of the men I’ve worked with.
    I also agree that we don’t take education as seriously as we need to in this country.

    However… Marriage Equality is just as important.
    It really pisses me off that some American Tax Payers are not afforded the same rights as the rest of the populace. Do you know what we call that? Taxation without representation.
    I’ve had friends kicked out of their homes after their partners died because there was no spousal rights. The family of the deceased walked right in and, because they weren’t legally married, kicked the surviving partner out of his home. A hospital does not have to allow Gay partners visitation rights. Most do not. Children adopted by Gay couples are only legally adopted by one partner.
    Why should my partner and I have to pay a lawyer thousands of dollars for half the rights a “Married Couple” is entitled to for the cost of a $50 marriage license?
    When this issue first began, I might have agreed to the term “Civil Union” instead of “Marriage”. But, now I won’t settle for separate, but equal. That’s like asking me to use a separate water fountain.

    We need to work together if we are ever going to get things done.
    Yes, women deserve equal pay. Children deserve quality education. Our elderly deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. And Gay and Lesbian Tax Payers deserve to same rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that every other American is afforded
    Thanks

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