firenze sage— Cokie Roberts, elitist woman snob in action

Cokie Roberts elitist woman snob in action

   Elitist woman snob in action:  ABC Cokie Roberts  Suggests that  Lower Class Women Excuse Moore Because ….. get this ….  That Kind of Woman  Are Used To Being Raped. Oh?

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts said, “One of the things to keep in mind is, in the base, even women are suspicious about these sexual harassment claims.  

She continued, “And part of the reason for that is that women who are not in fancy white collar jobs often have really awful things happen to them on the job. They are assaulted. They are raped. They have horrible things happen to them. And so when they hear women say, ‘he talked dirty to me,’ or ‘he came on to me,’ they think, ‘big deal. That’s not what happened to me. What happened to me is so much worse.’ And so there’s not that same sense of affinity.”
More on  what Cokie Roberts says about women:   on how to limit the Hispanic vote.


Firenze Sage:   Or it could be that the non tv personality woman just punches the sexual assaulter —  rather than scream for a safe spot?   But this  swamp  broad wouldn’t get that.

Late-night TV blackout — about Harvey Weinstein Hollywood producer & Democratic Party mega-donor

   Late-night TV blackout  — about  Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood producer & Democrat Party mega-donor.

The parade of liberal late-night TV hosts — including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and James Corden — flat-out ignored Thursday the blistering New York Times report alleging that Hollywood super-producer and Democratic Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed multiple women over a period of decades.

The allegations piled up even as Mr. Weinstein helped define popular culture. He has collected six best-picture Oscars and turned out a number of touchstones, from the films “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting” to the television show “Project Runway.”

In public,  Mr. Weinstein  presents himself as a liberal lion, a champion of women and a winner of not just artistic but humanitarian awards.

In 2015, the year Ms. O’Connor wrote her memo, his company distributed “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about campus sexual assault.

A longtime Democratic donor, Mr. Weinstein  hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in his Manhattan home last year. He employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern this year, and recently helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem’s name. During the Sundance Film Festival in January, when Park City, Utah, held its version of nationwide women’s marches, Mr. Weinstein joined the parade.

Weinstein’s most current attorney, a woman, just resigned.


Firenze Sage writes:   Did we really expect fair and balanced news from these elitists?

The Palestinian way: Marry your rapist

     More than 50% of  Palestinians — men and women  — think a woman should marry her rapist. That seems bizarre and  outlandish  by Western standards. The picture to left  shows a group marriage of child brides in  Palestine.

Below is a picture of an 11 year old who was forced to marry her rapist.

 Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait and Palestine have similar ‘marry-your-rapist laws.

 Egypt is the worst country for women in the Arab world, closely followed by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen, according to gender experts surveyed in a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll.

 These are the results of a U.N. Women study which finds horrifying attitudes and behaviors toward women in the Muslim world.

 64% of “Palestinian” men say that women who dress provocatively deserve to be sexually harassed. 52% believe that women who are in public places at night are asking to be harassed.

57% think that a woman should marry her rapist and 47% believe that women who are honor killed for bringing “shame” to their families usually did something to deserve it.

A third of “Palestinian” men say that women who don’t wear hijabs deserve to be insulted.

And the women aren’t much better.

More “Palestinian” women than men justify sexual harassment in public places. 54% believe that a woman who was raped should marry her rapist. 41% don’t think he should be prosecuted.

43% of “Palestinian” women agree that women who are out in public at night deserve to be harassed.

Half the population knew of an honor killing that had taken place in their community in the previous year.


 Firenze Sage writes:   More dross from the religion of peace. 

Don’t wrong my daughter! — Democrat Truman nor Republican Trump

Democrat Truman & Republican Trump defend their daughters
Democrat Truman & Republican Trump defend their daughters

Don’t mess with my daughter! Democrat  Truman’s daughter….  Republican Trump’s daughter Ivanka …


Retail department store Nordstrom’s decision last week to cut first daughter Ivanka Trump’s fashion line has sparked a tremendous backlash from consumers—especially women—who say the company’s move has led them to boycott the store and cut up their Nordstrom’s cards.

Nordstrom’s claimed that the Ivanka Trump brand wasn’t performing well, but industry insiders tell Breitbart News that’s just not accurate. Nordstrom’s decision to mislead the public on why they are stopping carrying the Ivanka Trump brand is part of the fury out there among its longtime customers, who tell Breitbart News they’re cutting up their Nordstrom’s cards and won’t shop at the store anymore. Some even say they plan to return all their recent purchases.


Aptos Psychologist: We [women] are marching to …

women-march-jan-21Aptos Psychologist: Yes, women are marching.

And,  we’re all  for  ‘women’s choice’.  How abut the choice to have babies and work?

How about the ‘choice’ of the unborn child?  The ‘choice’ of the father of the unborn child?

How about the ‘choice’ of taxpayers to fund or not fund  abortions during the third trimester?  Currently, federal law permits abortion into the 9th month of pregnancy.

Women marched this last Sat. 1/21  for all sorts of reasons — for the choices of the unborn child. For privacy rights. For reproductive rights. Thousands of women on the march.

Remember that old song ‘We are marching to …Pretoria, Pretoria …. We are marching…”

Many women for very different reasons  on the march Saturday, Jan 21, 2016.  Did you know …

A feminist group was  unceremoniously expelled from the list of participants from the  Women’s March on Washington, once organizers discovered that the group did not adhere to the strict pro-abortion requirement for marchers.

New Wave Feminists had been chosen as an official partner of the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, until the Atlantic magazine revealed that the group believes in the right to life of unborn children.

As we see those images of women on the march.  Remember that song from years ago,   “We are marching to…”

Santa Cruz CA resident gets “intersex” birth certificate

Santa Cruz, CA resident gets a “intersex” birth certificate — first one ever  issued in the USA.

For the first time in the United States, New York City issued a birth certificate reading “intersex” in the gender field.

On December 15, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene corrected the original birth certificate of Sara Kelly Keenan, born in Brooklyn 55 years ago. She received it in the mail at her Santa Cruz, California, home on Tuesday.
“It was wonderful. It was the first time I saw ‘intersex’ in print related to my name,” said Keenan, an addiction life coach. “When I applied in court, I chose ‘non-binary,’ because that’s an umbrella term that would also include gender variant people.”

Sara Kelly Keenan says the correction is "realy validating."

“A person may amend their birth certificate to have ‘intersex’ reflected on their birth certificate with appropriate documentary evidence from a US-licensed doctor,” said Julien A. Martinez, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “The department will continue to work with community partners as we adopt changes to more accurately reflect a person’s sex.”
Though Keenan had requested a term not strictly based on medical evidence, she found the city’s correction “really validating.”
Ultimately, the term “intersex” “carries more personal significance to me than ‘non-binary,’ ” she said.

Gender issues

“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person’s anatomy doesn’t fit the typical definitions of female or male.
Keenan thinks of her story as “typical” for an intersex child, yet in an essential way, it is different from most: She was given up for adoption as an infant.
She was born to an unwed mother in a Brooklyn hospital, where she stayed for three weeks until she was transferred to a nearby orphanage, the Angel Guardian Home. Next, she was placed in foster care for five months and then adopted by a couple on Long Island. To this day, Keenan is unsure whether she underwent genital surgery during her first three weeks of life, as was typical for intersex children at that time, according to the Intersex Society of North America.
“I don’t know enough about what happened to me as an infant, because the medical records were tied up in a sealed adoption, and then the medical records at the hospital were destroyed in a fire in the ’70s,” she said.
What she does know: “Gender issues came up almost immediately.” At 3 or 4 years old, she realized that she was a girl, but “that wasn’t what I felt like. … I wanted to be a boy,” said Keenan. “A mistake had happened.”
As she grew older, she refused to wear dresses, asked to join the Boy Scouts and dropped out of the Girl Scouts.
“I felt comfortable at times in groups of boys but knew I was different. And I felt comfortable even less of the time in groups of girls but knew I was different from them,” Keenan said. “I never felt I belonged or fit in anywhere — but I looked like a little girl.”
Still, by ninth grade, she wasn’t showing signs of puberty.
“My body really became different physically from everyone else,” said Keenan, who described herself at that stage as “a 6-foot-tall naked 8-year-old girl. That was a real problem in high school.”
“I really hated my body. I hated my life. I felt cursed, and I felt like there was no hope for me,” she said, and she began to cut herself. “If I had not been raised Catholic and believed that hell was waiting for me if I killed myself, I probably would have ended my life as a teenager.”
A month after turning 16, she underwent an operation to address the fact that she hadn’t entered puberty. Surgeons removed “what they said were ovaries that would never develop,” Keenan explained, though it was actually testicular tissue that had grown where ovaries are located in females.
After the surgery, she started female hormone replacement therapy.
“They said I was 100% girl and I just couldn’t make hormones, and that was the second lie of my life, and that lie stood for 30 more years, until I was 49 or 50 years old and used the Internet and a visit to an endocrinologist to confirm the truth,” Keenan said.

‘Pushed down the female track’

The original “lie” of an intersex birth had been perpetrated by the hospital and the adoption agency without her adoptive parents’ knowledge or consent. However, this second lie relied on their participation, observed Keenan. Trying to learn why she was not developing normally, they had taken their 16-year-old daughter to a succession of doctors, who ordered various tests.
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The results showed Keenan to be genetically male with female genitalia and mixed internal reproductive anatomy.
Keenan’s mother, who died of lung cancer just three years after her daughter’s surgery, probably knew this, she said. After all, her mother had contacted her aunt, who arrived at her mother’s bedside “24 hours too late to have my mother tell her what my mother knew and what she wanted the aunt to do for me in my life.”
Her father definitely knew about Keenan’s gender circumstance. Five years ago, he admitted to her that he’d been given the option for surgeons to construct a penis followed by male hormones as a way to allow Keenan to masculinize.
“His words were ‘hell, no, that’s my daughter. She’s a girl,’ ” Keenan said. “So I was just pushed down the female track and given female replacement hormones.”

Self-defining words

” ‘Intersex’ is an identity. So there is no definition of ‘intersex.’ It will vary from one person to another,” said Dr. Eric Vilain, a professor of human genetics, pediatrics and urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He explained that some transgender people identify as “intersex,” even though they were not born with atypical genitalia.
“But a significant number of people born with ambiguous genitalia reject the ‘intersex’ identity. It is not a clinical term,” Vilain wrote in an email. Among doctors and clinicians, it is referred to as Disorders/Differences of Sex Development, or DSD.
“The definition of DSD is ‘congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomical sex is atypical,’ ” said Vilain.
Keenan said the intersex community rejected the medical term, rebranding the condition as “differences of sexual development.”
“The idea being that our bodies don’t need to be altered, necessarily: Disorders need treatment; differences can be allowed to exist,” she said. “Differences can be tolerated, accepted and even celebrated.”
Keenan makes use of the many terms meant to define her.
“I use ‘intersex’ for present day, and I use ‘hermaphrodite’ when I’m talking about the ’60s and before, because that was the term when I was a baby,” she said. Using the different terms helps her give historical context for a time when “the protocol of the day was to lie to us.”
Years ago, it was accepted by the medical community that if you assign a child a gender — with surgery — and reinforce it, the child will assume that gender, Keenan said.
Looking back, she understands the decisions that were made for her as a baby.
“They had a baby they needed to get a home for, and in their minds, they needed to possibly perform surgery to do that. And that was the mission — get an unwanted baby a home — and they did what they needed to do that.”
Times have changed, and the medical community, when dealing with a baby born with atypical genitalia, does not always immediately “correct” a child’s anatomy.
“Intersex people are treated differently and better now because of societal advancement in thinking,” Keenan said. “We’re trying to stop the surgical intervention on infants so that their genitals are not changed before they reach an age where they express a desire to have surgery or express a gender preference.”
She also hopes all gender-variant people will be able to get birth certificates, licenses and other official documents aligned with their identity. They are “equally as valid in their beliefs,” even if science hasn’t caught up, she said.
“There was a time when science hadn’t caught up and understood my genetic reality,” she said.
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Would she have preferred being surgically steered toward a male identity instead of female?
Though she believes “that’s probably a truer physical identity for me,” she would have wanted to go that way only “if I could be that way 17 years old in 2017,” since 1977 was “a harsher, crueler world to be different in.”
Today, she says she leads a wonderful life with her partner of 30-plus years, David.
“We’re very happy, and we’re considering retirement and what comes next in the next 30 years of our life,” Keenan said. “But I’m not content, because infant genital surgeries are still happening in America.”
Santa Cruz, CA resident looks forward to retirement with the identity that best fits her.

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Ohio State jehad attacks: head scarfs in solidarity says CNN

      burka-just-eyesIn response to the Ohio State jehad killings, CNN Camrota  wants non-Muslim women to wear head scarfs  in solidarity with Muslim women.  Really?  Why the Burka and head scarfs  according to Muhammand?

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks all over their bodies that they may thus be distinguished and not molested,” Allah tells Mohammed.

The context of Koran chapter 33 verse 59 is even grimmer if you put it in the context of verse 50 which allowed Mohammed’s army to enslave and rape captured women and the use of the Burka to distinguish between wives and slaves.

But CNN’s Alyssa Camrota followed the usual habit of buying into Muslim fantasies of victimhood by suggesting that non-Muslim women adopt this degrading symbol of rape and subjugation.

“Maybe there will be a movement where people wear the head scarf in solidarity. You know, even if you’re not Muslim,” Camerota said during an early-morning broadcast on CNN’s “New Day.”

“Maybe it’s the way people shave their heads, you know, sometimes in solidarity with somebody who is going through something,” she added.

Camerota was responding to a CNN segment about Muslim women who say they live in fear of being verbally or physically attacked for wearing head scarves.

It’s time for Camerota to read books as to how Islam badly harms women.  Try A God Who Hates.

Firenze Sage:  This comes after the Ohio State attack which has nothing to do with women’s apparel and much to do with the religion of peace. 
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Sexual slavery, porno, brothels, human trafficking- let’s talk about real issues not a few crass comments by Trump

Wrists Tied in Chains --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
Deal with the real issues:  brothels, sexual slavery, no fathers in home,  migrant children  abused, prostitution .  In the Spirit  by Alliee Dearmond published in Santa Cruz Sentinel


Sexual slavery, porno, no fathers in home, human trafficking, drugs, addictions:  lets talk about  the real issues says Alliee DeArmond, Santa Cruz Sentinel,  In the Spirit:

“Amazing how a half-dozen words uttered over a decade ago suddenly fill my news feeds.

Trump apologizes for 11 year old comments
Set aside the  few crass comments Trump made 11 years ago.  Focus on how to honor women.

The Scripture comes to mind that says, what you whisper in private will be shouted from the housetops.

Nonetheless, I am more astonished at the Puritan response, the stances of outraged respectability, than I am about a few lines from a mouthy male.

I can deal with a mouthy male. The world is full of them.

I am occasionally capable of being mouthy myself. (This is not an invitation for friends to send me confirmation emails.)

I’ve been married for 40-some years, raised three sons,

raised three sons

bumped around in the theater world — ladies, if you can’t play ball with a couple of crass comments, you’ve got a lot to learn.

If you really want to honor women, let’s talk about the multi-billion dollar pornography business — the sleazy ads that line the sidebar or the bottom of a heartwarming puppy video. ‘Click here.’ Let’s look at how the business of sex supports the internet, is fed and sponsored by our great corporations, pours into living rooms through multiple screens and emerges between the covers of shady books.

Let’s talk about human trafficking,

about sexual slavery that exists not only far away, but here at home. How about the drug sales and addiction that monetize our gangs, fill our prisons, and entrap young girls into prostitution?

Let’s talk about cat-houses, about the brothels that were once a major part of our local tourist economy, about how migrating client contacts from the streets to the back page doesn’t change the horrific story.

Shall we discuss the difference between being wanted and being wanton, the 75 percent of black families and 30 percent of white families where children are growing up without a father, the exponential rise of those figures, the few jobs available to young women who are left to support themselves and their children? Let’s talk about crisis pregnancies: unplanned, untimely, unwanted. She didn’t get in that position all by herself, you know. Let’s talk about the nearly 4,000 abortions a day: baby carcasses stacked in garbage heaps.

Honoring women? Are we reacting in lily-white handkerchief swooning shock to a couple of words because it’s easier to point fingers and gasp in genteel horror, than to dig down and face up to our own part in the disintegration of what matters most?

Young men and women still hope for life-partners, still want to love, honor and support each other, to build a life together. How can we help them?

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Aptos Psychologist Cameron Jackson:  Yes let’s talk about the real issues and how to honor women   — and assist young couples to succeed in marriage.

A lousy role model?  Michelle Obama willingly allowed her daughters to watch  lewd and crude rap music performed in the White House.


Two Parades in One: Muslim segregation wrong?


Islamic woman
Islamic woman

Two parades in One:  Muslim segregation for a parade in London – wrong?

Central London was brought to a complete standstill on Wednesday after Shia Muslims held a segregated religious march down London’s main shopping street.

The event was segregated by gender, with men leading the way down Oxford Street with a sea of veiled women following behind.

It was held to mark Ashura day, part of the month of Muharram – the second holiest time in the Islamic calendar when the violent death of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad is remembered.

According to the Evening Standard,  placards read, “Terrorism has no religion” and “men and women are equal in Islam”.


Firenze Sage:  I remember when an order to go to the back of the bus(parade) was unconstitutional and wrong.

Blacks to back of the bus
Blacks to back of the bus

Muslims and Hilary: both stone to death women who sleep around


stoned to death
Muslims stone to death women who sleep around

Muslim men stone to death  women who sleep around.  Hilary  “stoned to death”  the reputations of  women who   spoke up saying  that  Hilary’s husband  Bill Clinton  sexually assaulted or raped them.

These women’s  reputations were harmed or destroyed.    Hilary was in charge.  Check the record.

The  women who spoke up included:    Jennifer Flowers.  Juanita Broadwich and Kathleen Wiley. There were others.

 Hillary smears Gennifer Flowers; calls her “trailer-trash.”

In an ABC News interview in 1992, Hillary smears Gennifer Flowers, a women Bill would later admit to having an affair with, as “some failed cabaret singer who doesn’t even have much of a résumé to fall back on.” Hillary also referred to Flowers as “trailer trash.”

 Hillary slams former White House intern Monica Lewinsky as a “narcissistic loony toon” after she had consensual relations with her husband in the Oval Office.

CBS News reports: “According to the friend, Diane Blair — a political science professor whose papers were donated to the University of Arkansas Special Collections library – Hillary Clinton credited Bill Clinton with trying to break away from Lewinsky, whom she called a ‘narcissistic loony toon.'”

 Hillary, defending an alleged rapist, smears his 12-year-old alleged rape victim, claiming the young girl had a “tendency to seek out older men.” She also laughs on tape over the cunning way she had vital evidence dismissed, destroying the alleged rape victim’s case. 

“I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing,” Hillary wrote in the affidavit about the 12-year-old girl.

Hillary is even captured on tape laughing at the fact that she got the only piece of evidence against her client dismissed: “He took a lie detector test. I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” Hillary says, audibly laughing.

The alleged rape victim told The Daily Beast what she would say to Hillary if she ever has the chance: “‘You took a case of mine in ’75, you lied on me… I realize the truth now, the heart of what you’ve done to me. And you are supposed to be for women? You call that [being] for women, what you done to me? And I hear you on tape laughing.'”

Hillary disparagingly refers to the numerous women her husband was involved with as “bimbos.”

In 1991, Mrs. Clinton called the onslaught of women accusing her husband of sexual misconduct or consensual infidelity as the “bimbo eruption.”

Kathleen Wiley
Kathleen Wiley

On Hilary’s website  and  later  removed:    “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault:  Don’t let anyone silence your voice.  You have the right to be heard”  Hillary, September 14, 2015

Oh?  So now Hilary says women have the right to be heard?

Tell  Hilary:  You harmed women — “stoned to death”  their reputations. And now you tell young women to ‘speak up’?