Not Feminism 101

It sucks, but from what I hear, the reason it went down was not due to a conservative backlash, but because many people who were progressives felt that the government bungled the language, making it too vague. Probably, they’ll try again during the next government… fingers crossed for that.

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Is there a chance of the French government taking back the encoding of abortion into their constitution?

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I AM NOT A HISTORIAN OR POLITICAL SCIENTIST:

France’s Constitution was passed in 1958, and there have been a couple of times that amendments have been tried but as far as I know never made it fully through the entire process. I think this is the first successful amendment. So, there’s no history on taking back an amendment.

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I don’t know, I’m afraid to say. But @chgoliz seems to!

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This is such a sweet story.

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BTW, I am a Xoomer.
:sunglasses:

Yep, I watched the show. It certainly didn’t reflect the realities of all girls/young women, but hey - it’s a TV show, they do what they can.

And I feel validated in a way. I mean, maybe I’m peaking, too?

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Everything I’m hearing about that show (Palm Royale) is good… Carol Burnett was on Colbert this week, as she’s in it…

I think I have them in the correct order!

Also, what was it about the name “mindy” in the late 70s/ early 80s… Mork and Mindy, and Mindy Cohn on the Facts of LIfe?

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It stands out, but not too much?
https://www.thebump.com/b/mindi-baby-name

There was a girl that went to the same high school as I did, a grade above, and her name was Melinda…Beavers. I don’t remember anyone making fun of her, though. She had a great personality.

Addendum: “She had a great personality.” - Is this still code for “…but in the looks department…eh, not so much.” She was also very pretty, I don’t know if she was 1/2 or 1/4 Native American. And a jock, but not a butch jock.

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The patriarchal monarchy allowed this to happen?

(note: doesn’t Maundy Thursday sound like a great drag name?)

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Queens have done this before. They just mean this is the first time a spouse has stood-in for the monarch during the ceremony.

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stilll…

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I don’t know how to feel about this, as I’m closing in on 60, myself. On one hand, it’s good that ageism is slowly being eliminated when it comes to appearances; on the other hand, contests like this still objectifies women as attractive objects. Why don’t we get to hear her speech about what she would do if she could fix the world, or whatever they ask the contestants? And has she had work done on her face and body? As usual, I have questions, lol

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I’ve watched “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) yesterday and part of today, and I’m about to watch “The Little Foxes” (1941), both Sam Goldwyn productions. Teresa Wright’s five-year contract with him, which started with TLF, contained the below clause.

"Asserting her seriousness as an actress, Wright insisted her contract contain unique clauses by Hollywood standards:

The aforementioned Teresa Wright shall not be required to pose for photographs in a bathing suit unless she is in the water. Neither may she be photographed running on the beach with her hair flying in the wind. Nor may she pose in any of the following situations: In shorts, playing with a cocker spaniel; digging in a garden; whipping up a meal; attired in firecrackers and holding skyrockets for the Fourth of July; looking insinuatingly at a turkey for Thanksgiving; wearing a bunny cap with long ears for Easter; twinkling on prop snow in a skiing outfit while a fan blows her scarf; assuming an athletic stance while pretending to hit something with a bow and arrow."

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She would have hated Instgram.

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She was born in 1918 and lived till 2005, so who knows?

In 1998, her grandson Jonah Smith took her to her first NY Yankees game. See, she played the wife of Lou Gehrig in “Pride of the Yankees”. Anyhow, Smith accompanied Wright on “her first visit to Yankee Stadium when she was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch. Her appearance in “Pride of the Yankees” had sparked an interest in baseball and led her to become a Yankees fan.”

“When the roll call of former Yankees who had died was announced at Old Timer’s Day on July 5, 2005, Wright’s name was read among the ballplayers and members of the Yankees family.”

The info is from her Wikipedia page.

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