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Friday, October 7, 2016

My Outrage at Your Outrage

Donald Trump made some extremely vulgar comments to Billy Bush and it was caught on on tape and everyone is outraged.

First of all, I don't actually know who Billy Bush is, so I'm not going to lie, after I realized it wasn't a member of THE Bush family, based on the content of the tape, the irony of his name made me laugh.

And then I got really, really pissed.

But not at Trump or this Billy guy.

They are idiots.

I'm pissed at YOU.

Yes, YOU, oh Outraged Horrified One.

Are you kidding me?

THIS pisses you off?

Seriously?

This is a shock?  This is offensive?

How the hell did you think the world worked, Pollyanna?

Women comprise 4% of the CEOs in the Fortune 500. 4%  Yet they earn a third of the MBAs.

Did you think we just busted our asses through business school and thought naw... we don't want the jobs?

I've worked in the casino industry and in financial services for nearly my entire career.  Do you think what Donald Trump said surprises me in the least?

Do you think that in 25 years no gross, slobbery, fat, bloated, hair plugged ego maniac offered to sleep with my then adorable 25 year old self?

How about a pathetic middle manager or two?

Or even the sleazy 20 something colleague because "Hey, nobody would really need to know, would they?"

Do you know that I do have nice male colleagues that shared that I was voted "Most Fuckable" in my office?  And no, that didn't come with a trophy-- just the "honor."

The awkward cornering in the coffee rooms, the leering, the fact that you can't have lunch with a male co-worker without the rumor mill starting--

I have to say, I am happy that I got fat.  It made my professional life soooo much easier.

And speaking of fat, out of all the awful, misogynistic things that man has said about women- it causes problems in a marriage when wives work, women need a nice rack to be successful, abortion should be criminally punished-- calling Miss Universe fat is what pissed everyone off at the debate?

So sure, be all offended.  Act surprised.

Did you even noticed that his defense of Pussygate was that Bill Clinton is a bigger pig than he is? 

You know what's REALLY wrong with that--

it's that HE DOESN'T ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE'S RUNNING AGAINST HILLARY. 

THAT'S the issue.

He debated her husband's policies.

For once, I agree with Sniffles the Clown.

He's right.

Bill is a pig.

But here's the thing, Sniffles, this is for you-

BILL ISN'T RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

Hillary is.

The woman.

The one with the pussy.

The one with the rack.

And when you interrupted her 51 times--

51 freaking times-

she wasn't shocked.

I wasn't shocked.

Because she's used to it.

As am I.

And I'm sure in her 20s, she ran with a powerful group of men, men with bigger hands than you who I'm sure offered to "buy her furniture."

So go ahead, America.

Be all shocked.

Surprise!

This is what we've been trying to tell you for the past few hundred years.

This is what's been going on in the workplace where we still don't earn what men earn when we do the same job.

This is what you've said we've been overly sensitive about.

Too PC about.

Yep.

Now grow up and stop looking so surprised.

The only person he owes an apology to is his wife.

Stop being stupid.

He's exactly what he is.


3 comments:

Dean Kreinbihl said...

Thank You Lori! I understand your outrage at the outrage. My concern is how the outrage is contrived. Being a male and working my entire life as an educator, I have not directly experienced nor observed the behaviors we are being exposed to from our two candidates in this election cycle. Oh yes I have read and heard about it for years but my first hand knowledge is very sparse. I have observed for many election cycles the huge number of people that fail to show up and vote. I thought this would be the year that all changed. I thought Bernie was going to get the vote out! When he was disenfranchised by those in his party I was disenchanted. When Michael Moore said that he felt Trump could win this election, I felt perhaps enough people would be worked up enough to get off their duffs and make their voice heard. Now it seems once again the outrage will be turned into a disenchanted populace that allows those that build this outrage to once again have their own vote be more powerful than we the people's!
That is my outrage for what it is worth.

Anonymous said...

Billy Bush *is* part of THE Bush family. George H.W. Bush's nephew. George W.'s cousin.

I agree that Trump's vocabulary and his behavior should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the average American Businessman in general or Donald Trump in particular.

I'm glad that it may finally be seen as public and outrageous enough for people to stop supporting this pathetic excuse for a nominee. The fact that the race is as close as it is says everything about the point you are making above.

Rita said...

Yes, yes, yes! I spent my career in male dominated industries to be surprised there is a double standard is...well ridiculous. I've also been a stay-at-home mom and now work in a "traditional women's job" teaching. I've been talked down too, harassed and demeaned at each stage of my life simply because I am not a man. It's not ok.