we’re a bunch of pussies!

October 10, 2011
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We’re all a bunch of pussies!

What is discrimination? Webster’s defines it as a : the act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines it this way: Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. The ADEA permits employers to favor older workers based on age even when doing so adversely affects a younger worker who is 40 or older. Equal Employment website

This article  on the AP wire is, in actuality a bare-ass, bold-face lie. This lady wasn’t hired because of her age. Do you really think some company is going to open itself up for a lawsuit by saying she’s too old? Of course not! There ain’t a company in this country that wants to open that can of worms!

And then there’s the one about not having a degree! This too is a form of age discrimination, because actually most of the people in this age group don’t have degrees. They’ve been way too busy either raising their children, gaining valuable work experience and stay informed about world events to earn a damn degree! And besides, 20+ years of experience should be the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, which means these cheap-ass companies should be ponying up the ducats (which they don’t want to do) for these highly-skilled, professionals.

Now, let’s get to the title of this article about us being a bunch of pussies. Let’s call it like it is people! It’s out and out age discrimination. You can’t paint that sucker and call it anything but that.

You have 20 years experience, who cares? Employers don’t want to pay you what you’re worth! They’d rather hire some 20- or 30-something, and then spend the next 6 months cleaning up the mess they made, rather than someone who will come in and do it right the first time (and yes, for the same amount of money you pay the whippersnapper!).

I’d rather have less salary than no salary! The only thing that’s wrong in today’s job market is you can’t get old. Nothing to do with having a degree. The fact is, the last generation of babyboomers are considered obsolete. We are frozen assets (whom employers think) want more money than they want to pay.

Stop being a bunch of pussies and put us old folks back to work. Stop being a bunch of pussies and ask potential employers to hire you, age be damned.

Stop being a bunch of pussies!!!

don’t call me ma’am, dammit!

October 8, 2011
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@40, you are a thing of beauty, a wonder to behold; a sex goddess of wondrous magnitude.
@ 50, it’s “look bitch, why don’t you die and get out of the way of us younger women already?”
Then it’s “yes, ma’am” and “no ma’am”. Shit!

I’m not a ma’am, don’t f-ing call me ma’am!

I still like sex and men and even though the big M is closing in along with gravity, loss of hair and neck sag, there is still enough juice left in this body to put any 30-, 40-something to shame! Skill and wisdom outwits youthful lying and conniving EVERY time.

You’re not allowed to push up on this old chick because I can see you coming. And while we’re on the subject, let’s talk about the bit “M”; no, desperate single women, not MEN – MENOPAUSE!

Yeah, you’re cute now, but wait til that one morning you wake up at 3a.m., soaking fucking wet and it’s not because you were screwing some guy’s brains out the other side of your headboard! Your hormones are getting ready to take you on the roller coaster ride to hell!
Picture this; you’re always the calm port in the storm? Not anymore. You’re going to have panic attacks, where some voice in your head will scream at you to kill your best friend with your bare hands, because he or she looked at you funny while you were drinking a glass of water! Every man will become a suspect in an unsolved murder and every woman is trying to trick you. You’ll have hair growing out of your chin and not growing out of your head or your crotch!
Simple instructions on how to open a box of cereal will make no sense at all. You’ll read a book and forget what happened in the previous paragraph. You’ll forget what day House is on TV (wait, that’s not a conspiracy—they keep changing the day it’s on!) and you will forget what blouse you wore the day before and go to work the next day wearing it again (so that’s why everyone was looking at me funny)!

One thing, if you can get through this sometime in the next 10 years without ending up in prison or dead, you’ll wake up one morning, no longer a prisoner of your uterus or ovaries! The sun will rise and you’ll be clear-headed and bright-eyed! Of course you may not want to have sex with a man ever again, but it’ll be nice to reminisce about what it felt like to roll around in a bed naked and sweaty and slick-skinned.

I’m practicing prayer and meditation and deep-breathing exercises and positive thinking (don’t laugh–it does work) to force my body to manufacture endorphins that make me happy, not crazy. Kegel exercises are a god-send, because bladder control and a slack vagina can become problematic if you’re not paying attention.

I try to avoid having conversations with anyone under age 25 because that’s where the homicidal tendencies seem to flare up most.

Turn off the TV, turn on some music, pick up a good book (not an e-reader), curl up on your couch.

Take a slow walk in the park, sit in your back yard and enjoy the birds, fresh air and the squirrels.

Fire up a charcoal grill and cook something on it that you don’t eat all the time. (gas grills are cheating!)

In other words, when the spikes and dips get to be too much, do something distracting!

I know doctors will swear that drugs and hormone therapy will alleviate the symptoms and agonies of the change, but if you can manage without the drugs, do so. Use herbals and teas and keep drinking water. Knock off the sugar, get rid of the cigarettes eat lots of vegetables and high-end meat and keep drinking water!

We do have the ability to control what our bodies do to us or make us do, because they are our bodies.