Tuesday, November 11, 2014

THIS is WHY Women Cannot be Taken Seriously in the Military, Police & Fire Departments

Shoshana Roberts walking down street

The latest YouTube sensation is brought to us by actress Shoshana B. Roberts, along with Hollaback, a group seeking to end what it calls “street sexual harassment. The 1:57 minute video already has over 19,600,000 hits in just two days (as of October 30th, 2014)! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XGPvbWn0A)

The video recap is a little under two minutes long, apparently showing the most egregious examples of that ten hour ordeal.

If this was “the worst of it,” it’s pretty mild stuff. At least one male says, “God bless you, have a nice day,” a few others simply remark, “You’re beautiful” (OK, that’s pretty subjective...Shoshana doesn’t do much for me...but nice), a scant few are downright creepy, which isn’t all that surprising considering that much of the locale she walks through seems pretty seedy.

The problem with messages like this is that they exude an “It’s all about me,” kind of narcissism, but much worse, make it appear that women NEED men to pass laws against other men who’d dare to speak to them without being spoken to. Shoshana and her cohorts at Hollaback seem to see universal kindnesses, like someone saying, “God bless you, have a nice day,” as an affront to her dignity.

It’s not much unlike the attitude that Dr. Spenser (NYC’s “Ebola Doctor”) and “quarantined nursed Kaci Hickox, who earlier today defied Maine’s mandatory 21 day quarantine-at-home order. Ms. Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients, had previously threatened to sue New Jersey over being quarantined before she was discharged, today threatened to sue Maine if officials there do not lift a 21-day quarantine restriction.

“I will go to court to attain my freedom,” Hickox told reporters today via Skype from her hometown of Fort Kent, Maine. “I have been completely asymptomatic since I’ve been here. I feel absolutely great.”

Maine’s health commissioner said Tuesday night the state will “pursue legal authority if necessary”to keep her quarantined.

In Kaci Hickox’s view the first priority in all this seems to be her own convenience. Apparently any program that inconveniences her is a major problem.

She claims a temperature gauge that recorded a high temperature in New Jersey to be “inaccurate,” without being able to provide any proof of that. Absent that proof, it can’t be reliably said that she’s asymptomatic, but that doesn’t seem to matter to Kaci Hickox, any more than Shoshana Roberts’ lumping in kindneses like, “God bless you, have a nice day,” with crude come-ons as “offenses,” matters to her.

Shoshana Roberts may have sought to make a video highlighting “what women go through on the streets every day,” but she really made a very strong case AGAINST women being taken seriously in the Military and in Police and Fire Departments in particular, for if women need men to rescue them from a couple of howling cads, they can’t possibly be expected to fight foreign and domestic enemies, enforce the laws and suppress fires...all of which are far more daunting tasks than walking down a city street.

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