I went on a date the other night. He was a nice guy. (It’s not going anywhere, but it was a fun night). He commented that I probably “intimidated the hell out of a lot of men”. Which is true. They look at my education, my ambition, my drive, my paycheque and my competence and they . . . well, they run away. I get first dates and not second dates.
Yesterday, on an online dating site, a guy messaged me. I wasn’t interested (I require you to wear a shirt and be able to spell). I responded with my very standard “thanks for your message. I’m afraid I’m not interested, best of luck in your search.” I was told I was “i looked at my profile again and not a very attractive lady” (yes. sic.)
Today I posted a photo of my new cordless drill on facebook. This is the first tool I’ve bought for myself. I’m excited. I drill pilot holes and knows the difference in screw types. I’m all grown up now. My cousin came along to tell me that I had bought the wrong drill. I cannot for the life of me find the instruction to not use my drill if you have testicles, but apparently, only a girl buys a black and decker drill.
Hilary Clinton. There’s one thing that never quite made sense to me – why was she so hated? All those investigations, all that scrutiny, and yep, a few hinky things. But Donald Trump? You cannot tell me that you think Hilary Clinton was more crooked or more incompetent than Donald Trump. I will not believe you.
There’s one thing that never quite made sense to me – why did you American’s hate her so much? All those investigations, all that scrutiny, and yep, a few hinky things. But Donald Trump? You cannot tell me that you think Hilary Clinton was more crooked or more incompetent than Donald Trump. I will not believe you.
I think it was a smoke screen. I think a bunch of people – men and women – they couldn’t stand the fact that Hilary thought she was capable of becoming president. They couldn’t stand the fact that she didn’t simper or giggle or make herself small. She stood on her qualifications and her skills and she told us she’d worked hard and she was capable. So you said she was crooked or dishonest and you leapt into bed with a misogynistic, bigoted homophobe because at least he wasn’t an ambitious woman. When the rest of the world tried to tell you what you were doing, you told us to shut up because we didn’t understand.
Except we did. We saw what was happening.
I think of Hilary and I don’t feel sick in my stomach. I get that hard to breathe because I’m panicking feeling. That’s what the world does to ambitious and capable women. It destroys them for having the gall to believe in themselves.