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Strong, Successful Women: Why Are Men Afraid of That?

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Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 1:21 am
I'm not sure why men (at least in the US) feel intimidated by strong women, but it's still VERY obvious to me....and I'm not talking just in politics. I've heard more than my share of comments tossed around both in the workplace and in the media.....with a lot of derogatory comments when they see a woman step up to the plate and take on a job. It's a fact that women still only make 81% of what a man makes, and to earn that respect is even HARDER than earning that money.

Thomas Panto (364)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 3:34 am

A chained aniimal is totally dependant and lives in fear of starvation and abandonment.
The laboring citizens of America already have no control over their own lives.
Deregulated Corporations are feeding these chained citizens and using them.
The citizens pray for change and a chance to escape their captivity.
They also fear suddenly having freedom, in a world for which they have not been prepared.
But it is better to walk into the dark, on your own, than to be led to slaughter by the owners of America.


Liz A (29)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 3:42 am
Why are other WOMEN afraid of strong, successful women?


Michael Sandstrom (306)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 3:43 am
Noted, and I have worked for/under women and beside women, I haven't seen women treated unequally around myself in a long time but I am sure there are still some out there...

Thomas Panto (364)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 4:04 am
What came first the Chicken or the Egg ?
? The male or the female ?
What Gender is a Human Thought ?
What Gender is Truth and Honesty ?
What Gender is ''Human''.
We have been divided in many ways, and have paid dearly for these artificial divisions.
But Truth still has no Gender.

Candy L (473)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 4:32 am
Kathy, because its a male chauvinistic (Man's) world

Phyllis P (237)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 5:10 am
Working with other women has always been a difficult situation for me. Thanks for posting.

Hans L (958)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 5:36 am
Real man are not afraid for that! I love stron women nothing better in this world than a strong woman!
Like this great woman...L Hunter Lovins
If Clinton wil win she will help to clean up the USA!! And i mean realy clean up!!!

. (0)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 5:52 am
Noted...many many thanks Kathy

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 5:57 am
people are always scared of things they do not understand, someone just needs to sit down and talk with them about it.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 7:02 am
I believe that a strong woman intimidates other women or men because they are fearful and insecure in themselves. They fear that they may no longer measure up to the strong woman. They have gotten comfortable in thier position of what they thought was strength and now here comes this woman who is taking over and doing all the right things to better the company, the country and they are afraid. They are afraid because she is strong and she can do the job and she is not faltering and this is not something they have ever thought they would have to deal with. Men have always been looked at as the stronger sex, the one who should be in control, the one who is more intelligent. But now, we as women are no longer willing to accept being seen as the weaker one, the one who cant have control just because of her gender. WE are no longer willing to allow others and men to treat us with such disrespect. WE are ready to stand up for what we believe in and show others and men how we will accept being treated. WE will show others and men that we believe in ourselves and that they can too. WE will show everyone how strong a woman is. She can think for herself, she can make intelligent decisions, she can have empathy when needed, she can have the fiercenessof a mother wolf when something or someone threatens her pups, she can bring a new life into this world (not a small task), shes not afraid to show her feelings or wear her heart on her sleeve for fear that others will interpret that as being weak. She can multitask like no one you have ever seen before. She is the "all" in one. She is the "Mother" the "Maiden", the "Crone".


Darlene K (356)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 7:37 pm
I am an accountant. I used to work corporate Industrial and commercial property management, leasing, and sales, along with other sectors of certain corporations. I had to leave the corporate world, several years ago, for my inner and physical health. I worked in this profession for over 20 years, and most of my collegues were men. There was a HUGE difference in wages, benefits, and treatment. But, I needed the job and was ambitious and patient enough to earn the experience so I could move on to a better position, even though I had to work harder, longer, and for less money.
So, yes it still exist very much so, in American. You have to be a Powerhouse Woman to truly be treated equal in the boys club, if at all, in the corporate world, which includes industrial and commercial.

Hillary had to be Hillary...., to get where she is, today.

Simon Wood (207)
Friday February 15, 2008, 6:17 am
I don't mind "strong women" - though it depends what you mean by the term. Assertive, heroic, accomplished? Great! But abusive, a bully, no way - AND I APPLY THIS SAME DISTINCTION TO MEN.

I love Queen Boudicca (who led the Iceni against the Roman invaders of Britain), Xena Warrior Princess, Ripley (in the Alien movies), those heroic characters Geena Davis has played (e.g. the superagent in "Long Kiss Goodnight"), Madonna, Queen Latifah, Emma Goldman, Mother Jones, the bank-robbing women in the movie "Set It Off", Dita Sari - my comrade who is a leader in the PRD (socialist party in Indonesia), Srilata - my friend and comrade who is the elected president of the All India Progressive Women's Association, and many other women! But Margaret Thatcher, the enemy of workers and the poor? Hell no. Condaleeza Rice, the mega-rich imperialist token black woman in the Bush administration? Hell no. I support or don't support women based on the same standards as men: in short do they behave ethically or abusively?

My girlfriends have often been more educated than I have been (a number of them had an extra university degree, or an extra language that they knew, for example). I have been disappointed that they haven't been as strong physically as me - because they did not do martial arts and other exercise as I have done. But there have been some women whom I met who did do martial arts and were as strong as me. This certaibnly did not turn me off. On the contrary! Unfortunately they either already had boyfriends (e.g. red belt Jenny), or I messed things up with them before we even went out (e.g. green belt Leoni), or other reasons (I am not sure why blackbelt Linh and I never really went out - oh, one dinner, we had at this Italian restaurant, but oh, gee I don't know why.... a combination of reasons why we never made it, I think - but I was in love with her for sure). Yeah, I do like strong women. Anyway, enough of that personal stuff.

As for politics, I want more women (and ethic diversity) in government - to represent society more accurately. Thus I support initiatives such as "Emily's List". (Does this campaign still exist? I read about it inj Noami Wolf's "Fire with Fire", but I haven't heard about it since.) However, when choosing who to elect, let's make POLICIES our priority in how we choose who to vote for.

I agree that many people are sexist - many men AND WOMEN are sexist. And this sexism cuts both ways: "women would be worse leaders than men because [insert stereotype here]" or "women would be better leaders than men because [insert stereotype here]".

If you think a woman in charge will be a kinder leader than a man, think again. Remember Margaret Thatcher? The working class of the U.K. remember her harsh anti-worker, anti-welfare policies very well. She caused much suffering, but much rejoicing amongst the rich who benefitted at the expense of the poor. I.e. she helped the strong and attacked the weak. There was nothing chvalrous or nurturing about Thatcher. She was the British equivalent of Reagan.

If the U.S.A. elects Hillary Clinton, we can expect to see a continued U.S. occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. We can expect the hypocritical U.S. "War on Terror" to continue - i.e. that front for draconian domestic laws and aggressive imperialist foreign policy. We can expect U.S. support ($3 billion per year in military aid) for Israeli atrocities and oppression of the people of Palestine to continue. And we can expect similar domestic policies as well (e.g. continued poor health care, with plenty of continued profiteering in the health industry by big business - instead of free health care for all provided by the government) - although these policies will be slightly nicer than those of Bush.

We can expect similar policies from Obama.

We can expect similar policies from John McCain, but harsher and more belligerant, more similar to Bush.

The main difference is symbolic: do you want a white woman? A black man? A white man?

However, if you really care about supporting U.S. policies that are environmentally friendly, are pro-peace, are egalitarian and that truly support human rights for everyone, then you will support a candidate like Dennis Kucinich. Whatever his gender or ethnicity, his POLICIES are much more fair, much more compassionate.

But Dennis Kucinich is not mentioned anymore, because the Democrat Party (with its corporate funding, just as the Republican Party is corporate funded) won't put him up for election, so now the corporate media generally focusses on attacking their least favourite candidates who are still running - the candidates that are slightly worse for corporations, e.g. Hillary Clinton. What a terrible choice you have in the U.S.A.: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or John McCain. It's just like on that episode of South Park: who will you vote for: the giant douche or the turd sandwich (but wait, there's one more still running: how about a bucket of vomit?)? Really sad. Is there no better candidate? Are the Greens running a candidate?

To hell with gender or ethnicity. What are the candidates' POLICIES???

PS, in answer to the question - strong, successful women: why are men afraid of that?

I am not afraid of that. I don't think like that. Some of us men are not afraid of that and don't think like that. But those who do? I guess their parents (father AND mother) indoctrinated them with sexist prejudices. How can we transform society and overcome these prejudices? Revamping the media to show women more equally with men would be a great start. Making sure we raise our children so that they develop beliefs and behaviour that treats people equally, regardless of gender - this is a long term necessity.

Hans L (958)
Friday February 15, 2008, 6:46 am
Dear Simon!
Great comment! The USA will get a new president powered by the industry not the People! That is the problem!
It does not matter at all who wins the election it is not the people of America! I think that America would deserve a leader like Schwarzenegger! Nobody including me gave him a chance in California...look what he did!
But ask who is the most important person in Arnies Life A STRONG WOMAN!!!! His wife Maria.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2008, 8:25 am
When were women EVER really respected?
We women have been taught to put one another down. We women fight each other over other men. Attention from society, fight with your sister out of greed, envy, are played against one another by parents. I find most women to be our own worst enemy. I can't fully blame us for this. Wish more women would stand up and out but when you have women on the TV standing there saying they are and always will be submissive to their husbands to suit their religious agendas going. We see we have a lot longer to go then just Hillary becoming a president, which hate to say I don't think is going to happen.... More men vote then we women do, but we women supposedly out number men 3-4 to 1.....

Diana M (0)
Friday February 15, 2008, 11:06 am
Give me a break. This is the only reason that Clinton is still in the race. People are voting for her precisely for the reason that she is a woman and paying no attention to the fact that she doesn't answer questions put to her of shown herself to be trustworthy in anyway! Even if I could ignore the fact that she is Slick Willies' spouse (which I can't) I wouldn't vote for her JUST BECAUSE she is a woman. I usually listen to a candidate and try to see what they are for. Anybody that doesn't do that but votes for the person alone shouldn't be allowed to vote!

Darlene K (356)
Friday February 15, 2008, 1:57 pm
Diana..., please refrain from speaking for every American voter of Hillary Looking at your profile, I think you are just trying to troll for bashing....hmmmm.. Oh and EVERY American, in this nation, has the right to have representation through voice or vote.

Simon...., this is the exact comment you posted in the other Hillary news post. All this noise...., talking of how your decision process is so hard, but mixed with constant personal opinions of domestic and foreign issues. Hun, our troops are going to be in Afghanistan, and more to Pakistan, no matter what..., don't let any of these candidates fool you. Dennis Kucinich would have done it, too.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2008, 3:48 pm
Women are superior to men in every way. I just can't seem to stay married to any though. I guess I got the problem.

Darlene K (356)
Friday February 15, 2008, 4:16 pm
That isn't true Ricardo, at all. We are all....ONE...of,...I AM. Equal in energy of divine light of duality.

Darlene K (356)
Friday February 15, 2008, 5:40 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2008, 7:17 pm
Diana you couldn't be more wrong ...I am voting for her because I think that she is the one that can get the job done...she has more experience than Obama does and I have a very uneasy feeling about him...I don't trust him at all....if Hillary had a good strong adversary it would be a whole different ball game...but puleeeze...Obama or McCain??? give me a break...She is the best person for the job...noted

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday February 16, 2008, 3:05 am
Hi Joyce, could that "very uneasy feeling about Obama" be racism? I don't have any special feeling about him that I don't also have about Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Perhaps that is because I love people of all ethnicities, and I have had friends and girlfriends of many different ethnicities.

Anyway, yeah, maybe Hillary will get the job done. But what job is that? Continuing the pro-corporate, anti-worker, anti-poor domestic policy of the U.S.A.. Continuing the current pro-corporate, environmentally destructive government policies. Continuing the imperialist, oppressive "war on terror" by supporting the corrupt and brutal regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq and murdering countless people in Afghanistan and Iraq (and maybe new countries, too), continuing to give billions of dollars of military aid each year to support Israel's brutal oppression of the people of Palestine.... Great. And you want to vote for that?

Darlene, you wrote:

"this is the exact comment you posted in the other Hillary news post. All this noise"

No, it is not the exact comment. If you read them both, you will see that there are major differences. So, do you have the guts to admit you were incorrect? Anywayr, even if they had been exactly the same, saying that about what I wrote does not address the topic at hand in the slightest. If you want to debate, then let's debate, ABOUT THE TOPIC.

As for you calling what I wrote "all this noise": I could say the same thing about what you have written. But there is nothing constructive about you saying that, and if I said it, that would not be constructive either. Can you address what I actually wrote (the topic), or are you engaging in diversionary tactics, because you cannot debate what I wrote?

One thing you did write that addressed what I wrote, you gave no evidence for. You said that: "our troops are going to be in Afghanistan, and more to Pakistan, no matter what..., don't let any of these candidates fool you. Dennis Kucinich would have done it, too." All evidence that I have seen is to the contrary. Dennis Kucinich spoke and voted against the invasion of Iraq, while the other candidates spoke and voted in favour of it. And he continues to campaign for peace, while other candidates have not done so. Check out his voting record:

These are crucial differences between Kucinich and the other presidential candidates - who have all shown themselves to be imperialist, pro-war, pro-corporate, anti-worker, anti poor people and anti-environment. Do you have any evidence for your "prophecy" that Dennis Kucinich would send or keep troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan if he was elected as U.S.President? Seems unsubstantiated. Sounds like anti-Kucinich slander.

Anyway, there's not much difference between the Democrat and Republican candidates who remain, so I recommend that you all vote for the Green Party candidate or the Socialist Party candidate, like I did in the Australian election.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2008, 7:46 am
Just to say. I know Kucinich and other hopefuls who are out of the race now, all said they would pull the troops out in _____, but lets be really real here. We can't pull them in the time frame these ex hopefuls wanted to. It was a farce they were trying to pull on us. There is NO REAL POSSIBLE WAY we can pull our troops OUT of these places anytime soon. (we created this mess and need to finish it and stay till we clean it up) That IS reality and none of them would had been able to, not Hillary, no Obama, not Kucinich, and we already see McCaine wants troops there for the next 100 years.

Also I am not one to tell another country how to vote or run their country, but in all honesty none of the Green Partty Hopeful in my opinion have any credibility either.

Last comment. Right now experience is seen as the bigger issue or the better. I see that as the same old same old. I want someone in office this time that has no religious affilation, no miillitary background and would love one not to have any connections to the big corperations of the world. Almost ALL of my life a Bush or a Clinton has been in office, (I am 33) nothing has changed. I do not see change in Hillary, just a very pompus need for control and having the title as "Head Women/Honcho". That is why she is not getting my vote. I would LOVE a woman, just NOT that woman.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2008, 2:17 pm
No Simon that uneasy feeling is not racism...I wouldn't care if he were purple I would not vote for him...he is hiding something...I keep researching and I will find it eventually but I hope it is not too late when he is already president & running this country....I have friends who have grandchildren that are not all how shall I put it so I am politically correct...white...I love them just as I love my friends...I am not a racist...some of my grandchildren go to a school where they are the minority...because they are white...this does not bother Simon it definitely is not racism...I just think Hillary is the person for the job...that is only my humble opinion...

Thomas Panto (364)
Saturday February 16, 2008, 4:30 pm
No one is perfect,
and so, those who willfully seek to prove their theory, as in the earth is flat, will look for and therefore find evidence to support the claim they seek to prove. Ignoring the vast majority of evidence supporting the VALUE of Truth.


Darlene K (356)
Saturday February 16, 2008, 5:42 pm
Joyce, love your comments. There really isn't much to dig through, hun. That is the first problem. Looking up Barack's short congressional record in the Library of Congress, quickly gives you many facts. He held up the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Amendment S.311 that Hillary originally cosponsored in Jan 2007, which held up the original bill, and Obama didn't sign it until 3 weeks before the Iowa caucuses...., there is much more.., like his passion for liquid-coal that got quiet, too. Senator Barack backs the coal industry, he still sees visions with this resource in legislation, which is the opposite of what his voice tells us. Many won't sponsor his bills, and many of the bills he keeps handing off to sub-committees. He likes to negotiate..., oh, did I use the right word? heh.
I just wish he would be honest. Ohhh, the karma he builds...tsk tsk. I just can't believe anyone would vote for McCain, just to spite Hillary, if she got the Dem Nomination....very sad. Senator Obama just needs to be the real man, cut the song..., and talk to us with a plan, and stop playing like he's a saint. I just might have forgiven him for the horse bill.

Darlene K (356)
Saturday February 16, 2008, 5:45 pm
Scratch that, he is too green for our foreign affairs, nevermind

Carol W (119)
Saturday February 16, 2008, 6:34 pm

I never understood how First Lady Clinton could spend 90 days with an entourage of 60 secretaries & undersecretaries studying the German Health Care System in the heart of it, and return us her Universal H.P. that had no similarities. - It was as if her groups stay in Germany was just one big
October (in April, May, June) Fest.
I think the Neo Cons were controlling her & Bill then, or she is just a little too crafty for me to trust what she says.
Thanks for the article and I really hope everyone had a great time at her recent Dallas? conference.


Simon Wood (207)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 12:29 am
Hola Botyfltiger

The only way to ensure peace in Iraq is for the U.S.-led occupation forces to LEAVE - after all, the majority of people in Iraq support the attacks against the U.S.-led occupation forces. The U.S.-led occupation is the major cause of the violence and suffering in Iraq. The longer the imperialist troops stay, the longer the conflict will last, and the more people will be killed.

An immediate troop withdrawl is certainly possible - and what is more, it is the only democratic thing to do - the majority of Iraqi people want it. I recommend that you get some information about the war of occupation in Iraq from elsewhere, because you seem to have not heard certain fundamental facts. Here are some articles that give news of vital relevance that you may not have heard before:

As for the Greens Party, why do you believe that they "have no credibility"?

Simon Wood (207)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 12:32 am
Hi Joyce, you once again said that you think that Hillary Clinton is the right person for the job.

So I once again ask you:

what job is that? Continuing the pro-corporate, anti-worker, anti-poor domestic policy of the U.S.A.. Continuing the current pro-corporate, environmentally destructive government policies. Continuing the imperialist, oppressive "war on terror" by supporting the corrupt and brutal regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq and murdering countless people in Afghanistan and Iraq (and maybe new countries, too), continuing to give billions of dollars of military aid each year to support Israel's brutal oppression of the people of Palestine.... Great. And you want to vote for that?

Simon Wood (207)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 12:52 am
Darlene, this message of yours is a personal attack, a slander. You called me "noise". You accused me of hate (I do not hate) - but you cannot know how I feel because you are not me. Only I know how I feel - just as only you know how you feel. And so on. So back off, Darlene. You talked as if I was wrong for making constructive comments. Keep your judgemental attitude to yourself, Darlene. Furthermore, you patronise me by calling me "Son". Back off, Darlene.

You also slander me by accusing me of responding "with only negative comments to almost every topic" that you see me responding to. I am stating facts about corporate politicians and their record and so on, but you are attacking me.

Attacking me is not constructive debate, it is destructive and only serves to distract from the debate, and to make me angry. STOP IT, Darlene.

"Scantless" is not a real word. What did you mean to say, Darlene? "Scant" means "little, inadequate". "less" implies the opposite. So, you are praising what I wrote for being weighty with the truth? Cool : )


Thomas Panto (364)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 4:25 am

It is more serious than just the exageration of one and the slander of the other...

Fashions, makeup and perfume ... all is fair in ''love'', greed and politics.
Complete strangers are SAYING what each candidates ''said''.
Making us wnder if they are being paid or are just consumed by the ''win at all cost'' mentality.
Willing to say anything. Knowing America has no law against lying.

Simply, promoting ''Business as usual'' will not save America.
Obama IS CHANGE. All the lies in the world can not change that.


Thomas Panto (364)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 4:51 am

For those who fear Obama, I remind you that we have LIED, INVADED, MURDERED AND ROBBED innocent people overseas, USING the Time, Labor, Money, Lives and INNOCENCE... destroying the New World that our ancestors labored, lived and died to create for the Benefit of Humanity.

How the mighty have fallen.

Dan M (45)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 3:33 pm
The Troll is gone with it's foul wind.

Darlene K (356)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 4:04 pm
Simon..., my goodness.., did my Light offend you? I apologize if my Light offended you, dear man. However, please know, as I travel this journey, in my lifetime of Truth and Knowledge, while learning, healing, and sevicing mankind and "self"....., I use the gifts of my Light energy to reflect the Huge Negative Energies that dwell everywhere. Your conversations seem to be very negative, instead of a sharing of opinions, regardless how different they may be....., and your Light needs to shine more.....

I have read many comments of yours Simon, not just these...., and like I mentioned.., I have had to come to an aid of another activist, because of this same problem you have of failing to "Agree to Disagree". I am very busy, and yes it was post long rants to 3 of her petition news articles, and again, you aren't even in her country experiencing her plight...............
You shout "slander", when someone stands against your opinions, and returns your same tone of contructive debate. I think you called this out in another news article to me, stop whining..., and move on.

If mere words of "Son" upset you?? How can you be an activist? Each and every Human-being on this planet is only responsible for their own actions in CHANGE of this world. At this moment, it should be PULLING at everyone's strong energy within. As the Indigos of the world shout louder of Truth, and more Light Workers awaken....., The problems of today and what is to come...., is so BEYOND the Clinton's and the Obama's of the World.

In my most humble opinion, temper your words and kindle your anger with your enemies....., get your karma in balance......, and Be The Best Human Being You Can Be. Doing that ONE action has a domino affect that will generate a huge amount of positive energy to overcome ANY darkness., be it the economy, labor, environment, government, and more. Positive ATTRACTS positive and produces positive actions. Is there no wonder why the world is so full of darkness???

Right Now, for people to want Change, people should embrace POSITIVE thoughts, and try to stop blaming who and when and how.....This nation needs to move forward with positive change, not a chant, not a song, but truly unite as people. This is why, since your not an American it would be wasting my time to debate this with you. I simply state this nation needs a President that is experienced, as much as possible, for our foreign affairs turmoil, just as much as our domestic turmoils. There are troops still DYING, and there are going to be more who die. Bad things are going happen over there and have been happening over there......
We the American people are only allowed to know so much....., which is only a fraction. Also, since I am a Democrat, because they get good legislation through for human rights, animal rights, and environmental causes, I know it will be Hillary or Obama. I Hope HILLARY!


Diana D (177)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 4:21 pm
Good what a lot controversy it has caused. The above conversations are interesting and very telling of our society. This is what I read in the article...
"At any rate, women are unique creatures made by God that men will never understand. Instead of following instructions that tell us how to dress, how to walk and what to say or not to say in order to impress a man, we should embrace our differences and femininity."
Praises to the women and the men who except and at least try to understand each other. Strength is within all of us and will hopefully one day be accepted. My daughter turns 18 tomorrow, I hope I have taught her well, she has a challenging world to enter.

Darlene K (356)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 4:23 pm
Thomas...., you puzzle me so

A warrior spirit in you, but a artist too. A combination that is so unique to a spiritualist like me. So dark your words all the time. Truth comes with hope and faith, too. Keep waking up the ones who lie dormant, but remember your Light within needs to Shine while awakening those you reach out to.

I have to agree with your statement of some who "fear" Obama, for surely, there are those who are voting against him for just that reason. I am part empath and I have crossed those individuals with great despair. It is horribly WRONG. However, as even higher advanced beings than I have read his auras......., I am sorry...., he deceives the American people, and that is WRONG, too. What is so sad, is that he could make a wonderful President, and I have sent letters to his campaign asking for them just to speak TRUTH. He hasn't.

He is no different then the rest, just less experienced, and maybe better ideas in the future. However, if he gets the Dem Nomination I will vote for him, in November.

Stacy Cohen-Peterson (9)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 7:03 pm
Here's just the bare "basics." Men and women are different. Our thought processes are different. We bring different perspectives to the table. Is it just that a strong woman stands straighter or reaches further for what she wants or that she crosses the "invisible" line that SOME men place in our way?

I think it's just the angle of approach that threatens some PEOPLE....male or female.

Ariel SunDolphin (276)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 8:18 pm
' be able to paint our nails, and break them too..' :o) I was a 'tom-boy' but with pretty ribbons in my long haired i can relate to that...nice article..i love men, but i do not want to be a man, i just want to be myself & if any men or women like me, great-but if they do not, 'no worries' if i keep being me-perhaps the right one will & it will be better that way. I guess that's how i understand the article, and so i like it o.k.
As for new information on the candidates: i knew that Hillary's record was 100% for the animals-but I did not know Obama stalled the anti-horse slaughter legislation. That says allot to me. Thanks for that info.

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 8:42 pm
This is one of the duo who conatantly harass users on Care 2.
Just keep flagging and tagging.
Sorry folks, but someones asleep at the wheel on the weekends at Care 2.


Friday February 15, 2008, 8:25 pm
Friday February 15, 2008, 8:25 pm
Anchorage, AK, USA
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Joined Feb 15, 2008

Thomas Panto (364)
Monday February 18, 2008, 2:29 pm
I know what a Living Thing is.
I don't like Human Children being destroyed by believing in mere words of omnipotent rulers.
Nations and religions don't exist in the universe.
They are fabrications made of nothing but lies.
Beliefs are NOT TRUTH.
We Are.


Darlene K (356)
Monday February 18, 2008, 3:09 pm
Yes, Thomas I understand that, and that is the very essence of your Light within....., as you may or may not agree with me, as I know you to be a strong Indigo adult energy of Light. I work with many Indigos who are ascending too fast, with the vibrations of the negative energies increasing on this planet, everyday.

It was so ironic, that I received one of the many inspirational messages I have emailed to me, and I posted it as a share. This is a part of the message I would like you to reflect on, or you may disregard it...., it is your choice...., but if you truly want to bring for TRUTH and see CHANGE, it must be brought with a united people of the whole nation..., this will NOT happen through ANGER, or NEGATIVE words.

A copy of a portion of the message of my share;

"First, whatever energies you carry within your consciousness that are residues of negativity, separated consciousness, fear, anger and so on, will be rising to the surface more quickly. It is important to simply allow the energies to pass through your consciousness without getting involved with them, acting them out or projecting them onto others. Even if you find yourself upset at what seems like a legitimate concern, you must simply let it go, rather than acting it out. Do not feed these energies, instead feed the light and love within your heart. Be aware of the words you speak and the thoughts you think, as these too have energies which go out into the world and add themselves to the larger collective consciousness. Do not entertain darkness in any form, rather, welcome only the light to be present in your words, thoughts and actions.

Secondly, these increased energies of purification are playing out in the larger world stage. Again, do not become involved with these manifestations by joining with the pain and negativity."

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Monday February 18, 2008, 5:59 pm
I would vote for a female baboon IF she would speak for the people, of the people, by the people and respect, honor and follow the laws of the Constitution and Bill of Rights....

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of Kingdom and Pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it's share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watching

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster Watch/listen to the video here
It is time to "slay" the monster with the right people whom ever they may be, female, male, white, black, green, red, yellow, we MUST do this for our children and THEIR planet that we will leave to them...

Darlene K (356)
Monday February 18, 2008, 6:47 pm
"We the People"....., a frustrating phrase I am dealing with these days. Men in America, who hold more power than women, still in many sectors of business. A strong woman seems to threaten some men in these areas.

I am finding that too many individual American people are more concerned of themselves and their own. Not enough Americans are walking around with this "ideal" that was beautifully stated in Michael's comment, just before mine, which many of us agree with Michael's thoughts on this issue.

The sacrifices "We the People" need to make, to truly bring Change to this nation, aren't ones that many will make, in their lives. I am not so sure, if the American people as a whole will stop buying stocks, fancy cars, fancy houses, blood diamonds, furs, poisoned goods stocked by the corporate fiends on our mainstream store shelves, and more..., to take back our nation, from the beast that now owns it.

Does anyone see what I see? This has manifested so long and so hugely, that is has the Greed as trickled down to mainstream society. Many individuals and groups have their own definition and STRONG position of what "We the people" should represent. The American people gave this power away, and the men lead this journey. This has been one of greatest turnouts of primaries in a very longtime, in America, but the people don't marvel much at that, they only bicker and comment on negative reasons of why people are voting.....

It is just so sad, in this nation. I will hope that the American people will wake up to being good Human-beings, and bring forth positive thoughts, words, and actions, soon.

Nancy c (0)
Thursday February 21, 2008, 9:35 pm
men that fear weman is because they have insecurity issues themselves.

alicia m (97)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 4:30 am
noted, gracias

Frank P. (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 10:35 am
i am certainly afraid of these type of women, because many of them think that they are VERY POWERFUL in the work force. they have that VERY BAD ATTITUDE as well, and it is VERY HARD to COMMUNICATE with them too. they also think that they are ALL THAT, and if you are a man like me that is looking to meet a GOOD WOMAN, it is VERY DIFFICULT because of the way they have CHANGED NOW.
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