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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there, the job you work 24-7, all your life, for no money pay at all. Love is the better pay.
4 You, Christopher Colton Ingersoll, Chris Rosenbaum and Jane Perez
In a culture that puts a dollar value on everything, it is important to remember some of the best jobs don’t pay at all. And happy mother’s day to all you Mr. Moms too, I respect your work as well. As a single mom I have had to be both mom and dad to my daughter. Which is extra hard because my mother’s father died in WWII when she was a kid, and my father was killed in the Army due to war too, so I have had very few examples to go on for parents. It is that much more amazing that my daughter is in honors classes, and made all A and B grades this year in school.
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Adventures in waist training and tight lacing, this is where my story starts with my latest corset kick. I am reading books & blogs on tight-lacing, and how to get small using corsets. It really works!
It turns out steel boned tight-lacing corsets and waist training can make you go down many dress sizes. They do not JUST shrink the mid-drift. They cinch down the top of the stomach causing you to crave less food. You have to wear them an inch tighter than your normal waist, and you have to wear them to sleep every night. A good personal report on a lady who did this task is the book “Victorian Secrets, What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, Present, and Myself.” by Sarah Chrisman ($13 Amazon) Her hints and tips on steel boned corsets did in fact make me drop pounds, and dress sizes in the last month. I started last October 2015 when I wanted to fit into a small Halloween costume. I could not get into it at the time, but NOW I can! Amazon has steel boned tight-lacing corsets for as low as $25. This does NOT mean I have stopped working out. I have just added new things to the daily activity menu. After seeing this really work, I am sort of angry that they do NOT have public service announcements telling people how well this works on both the TV and Radio.
“My stomach got full faster with the pressure of the corset on it, and it would not let my stomach grow beyond its boundaries” page 121 Sarah Chrisman “Victorian Secrets”
“You’ve gone from 32 inches to 24 inches in three months! And it’s just the corset that has done that? Again I nodded.” page 62 Sarah Chrisman “Victorian Secrets”
Gender Verification and the Olympics
Here is a re-post of my July 3, 2014 online journal about gender in sports. I am taking a Sociology class, and we are at Chapter 12 of our book Introduction to Sociology called Gender, Sex, and Sexuality. The text deals with gender around the world. One of the threshold markers of the changing role of women in society is their role in the Olympics. I had written about Caster Semenya who is mentioned in our book on page 258, who had no internal organs of a female, XY chromosomes, and yet was allowed to compete as a female. Gender verification in sports is a hot issue. Males and females are not allowed to compete against each other in almost all events involving upper body strength and running. Male hormones universally in every nation and culture change an athlete’s upper body strength and running ability. Many men are faking being women, and women are doping to become men in order to change their athletic abilities to compete in international sports.
“Expert: Gender testing ‘imperfect’ for female athletes” By Ann J. Curley, CNN (Wed August 8, 2012 http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/08/health/athletes-gender-testing/ ) The article mentions the fact that women universally unable compete against male running standards in the following quote. “While both men and women produce testosterone in their bodies, in men it produces more muscle, adding to athletic prowess.” Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya was allowed to compete as a female runner. However, he/she had none of the internal organs of a female, no womb, and no ovaries, and was a male hermaphrodite. She got a second place in the 800-meter heats.
There is a greater issue at stake, however. Why are women driven to compete in male dominated activities like running for fame and fortune? Even with allowanced they will never do it constantly with equality to men. The United States military tests women and their running ability when they join the armed forces, this is called a PT test where push-ups, sit-ups, and a two mile run are central to testing. I was a Corporal in the Army, and saw this PT tests first-hand. One of the ways archeologists are able to determine if skeletons are male or female is their arm bones, their pelvic bones, and their running ability in legs. These are the precise areas males deviate from females in body structure. The PT standards of the military are the dictionary definition of sexism, They don’t just give women a light punishment if they are unable meet male running standards. They fully dismiss women when they are unable to run like men, and this destroys a means of making a living wage. Men outnumber women 9 to 1 in the military. Women are often forced to declare disability when dismissed from the military, which pays $500 per month as military men make $5000 per month with deployment pay, and the men have superior health insurance. Women are fully a minority group singled out from the others for differential and unequal treatment for what is defined on page 249 of our text as Institutional Racism and Sexism which is racism and sexism embedded in social institutions. Many women have been caught doping themselves into dangerous male hormone ridden states crushing their organs to gain unfair advantage in running. Many countries have been caught forcing women into male hormone doping in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to win the Olympics, and the U.S. used to stop them on the grounds that it was immoral What are the motivations which are driving this trend? Is it simply the age old adage that “The grass is always greener on the other side?” Or is society so completely destroying all dignity of old world women’s gender roles that the only way they can feel successful is to be miniature men? It is a huge contrast in what the government publicly says its actions are, and what it does in actual public policy.
Sexist Hillary Bingo, because it is strange that people care that a leader is a woman. Mass media in society says women are the same as men in rights. Yet the Clinton campaign online jokes show the interesting facts on how a woman getting more education, power, and an active social life compared to a national female average gets her gender insulted, more insults compared to male counterparts, and physical abuse and rape jokes become normal.
Trying not to get ranty, but THIS is why Hillary is a big deal.