What women's rights look like when the two sides come together as one.
What women's rights are when women are no longer manipulated by party rhetoric.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Woman VP 2012----A Preview

Cynthia Ruccia

Something is coming in the weeks to come to promote a woman VP!! I WILL keep you posted!!! In the meantime, please come over to our brand spanking new Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/WomanVp2012  and "like" us to get this whole thing started. It's time for us to finally DO something instead of just talking. This is just beginning. Stay tuned.......

Friday, March 23, 2012

Speculation On A Female VP

Cynthia Ruccia

There she is-----New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. You can read more about her background here, here, and here. In my opinion, she has a stellar resume and she should be on everyone's short list of vice presidential candidates. Actually, she should be at the very very top of that list. She brings accomplishment and two of the most important political demographics for the Republicans-----she's Hispanic and she's female. If the Republicans are going to win in November, they will need to bring a percentage of the female and the Hispanic vote to achieve that victory. I am an Independent and I am not making a partisan endorsement here. I am only interested in getting a woman elected president, and since that doesn't appear to be happening this year, I'll have to settle for VP. And it doesn't appear that the Obama/Biden ticket is going to change, so our only hope of getting a woman on the ticket is going to lie with the Republicans.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sexism equals MONEY$$$$$$$

Cynthia Ruccia

Did you see this? The so-called "Republican War on Women"  has proven a fundraising boon to women's groups!!  If there was ever proof that this is a cynical undertaking, this very very selective war on women is helping women's groups rake in the bucks and thus allowing a special group of women retain their jobs. To be fair, this is business as usual, of course. Whatever it takes to keep the treasuries full-----anything is fair game.

However, I can't help but ask myself while all of this one-sided controversy gets stirred up, is it making any real difference in whether glass ceilings are being broken? Is it helping our daughters, granddaughters, nieces, etc. get a leg up to running some things in this country?

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Cynthia Ruccia

Or should we call it "whack-a-sexist?" It's been a great couple of weeks for fighting back against the sexists. And I don't just mean bad speech. I am also heartened to see that women and men are seeing through the pathetic and cynical political effort to use women to win votes. More and more people are getting what many of us saw in 2008------that the parties will stoop to nothing to pander to women when they need them and then just drop them like a bad date when the need passes. We are still letting them do it to us, but at least more of us are complaining about it than ever before. It's all good because the sooner we break away from the old notions of what comprises the "women's issues" the sooner we will empower ourselves to make that final push to economic and power equality.

OMG---the image and idea of women holding an EQUAL amount of power sends many folks into paroxysms of insanity and hysteria. Just view the videos on the right sidebar, particularly "Where's The Line" and "Hell Hath No Fury" to get my drift or in case your memory has failed you. Those two videos are a refresher course in what we are up against in getting ahead and breaking all of those intact glass ceilings (18 million cracks to the contrary).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What Does It All Mean?

Cynthia Ruccia

Let me get this straight: there is a "Republican War on Women"------really???? Rush Limbaugh is a pig. Bill Maher is a pig----so much so that David Axelrod has cancelled his appearance on his show and apparently the Alabama Democratic Party has scrubbed its website of any mention of him highlighting their state dinner. Sarah Palin is still apparently fair game for Democratic misogyny (here, here, and here) . No matter what justifications anyone gives, the visceral need to take her down using any tactic necessary is a reflection of deep deep unwillingness to accept women in any power position. And I just continue to shake my head at the lengths people will go to dump on her. She's become an idol and icon of a sort, a negative one to be sure. No insult is too great, no lie is too dishonest, no assessment of her character is too outrageous. She's become the chosen dumpee, by that I mean that whatever scares people about the political right and also about women, it's an immediate knee jerk reaction to find a new way to dump on Palin to get rid of the dumpers' inner fears. It's such a cheap shot that it has become impossible to give any credibility to any Palin criticisms. Even the ones who hate her the most are developing a little bit of sympathy for her because somewhere in their addled brains this level of vitriol doesn't ring true.

Friday, March 9, 2012

War On And In The Media

Cynthia Ruccia

Perhaps the dam has finally burst!! I just received this communication from Greta Van Susteren's Gretawire blog. It's a boycott request of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Annual Dinner for having hired a headliner, Louis C.K.  whose sexist utterances have been worse than Rush, Maher and all the others combined. Please send these comments on anywhere you post or email or comment. We may have the media on the ropes........

UPDATE: Louis C.K. has withdrawn from performing at this dinner. Kudos to everyone who put the pressure on!! He said that "he just didn't want to do it." Poor baby......

Thursday, March 8, 2012

FINALLY---Breakthrough Blowback on Media Sexism

Cynthia Ruccia

See this woman-----Kirsten Powers? She is my new hero!!! She, a moderate Democrat, has taken on the nasty liberal sexism and she is gaining the upper hand in the argument. Of course, as you all know, this goes back to the "war on women" meme that the left is using to corral women into voting for their ticket in the fall. I've written a fair amount about that subject. Of course the sexists on the right have really stepped into it lead by Rush Limbaugh with his terrible comments that he rightly was called on the carpet for.

But it was Powers who has dared to speak the truth, the truth that we have been hollering about for the past 4 years. And she hasn't shrunk from the blowback SHE has received and continues to dish it out. You go Kirsten!!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

When Will Women Rise Up?

Cynthia Ruccia

I am so heartened with the continuing proliferation of major articles talking about what WE have been saying since 2008 when Hillary Clinton ran for president: that we need to wake up to that fact that women run virtually NOTHING in the "enlightened" United States of America. I awoke this morning to this  Leslie Bennetts article in The Daily Beast and Newsweek  that stated our case better than I have ever seen it stated. She adds many more statistics to the ones we are always trotting out with terrific graphics:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A War on Women???????

Cynthia Ruccia

How many times can you say the same thing? How many times can you do the same thing and get different results? Well, it appears that the same thing MUST be said over and over again in order for it to sink in in order for us to stop doing the same things over and over and over again and expect to get a different result.

Since Ohio is part of Super Tuesday, the circus has come to town. Since I have become an Independent I am a target of both parties. For instance, I was given free tickets to attend last night's Democratic dinner featuring Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I was also invited to attend an event featuring Ann Romney. Thankfully, I couldn't attend either since I was recovering from getting my port removed------yay!!!! That was the last thing I needed to do to put my year and a half breast cancer ordeal in the rear view mirror. I feel like I have been run over by a truck from the anesthesia, but it's all ok-----a cause for celebration!!!! Thanks to all of you who have stuck by me with your well wishes, encouragement, love, and friendship. I couldn't have gotten through the day to day challenges without you!!