Power to truth! Sexism and bullying of women in power is shameful and as the title to this blog says, it is “Always a Spectacular Failure.”
It’s a hearing, sweetie. And we need to talk about something important.
What do you notice about the people asking questions?
Yes, they seem mad. Really mad. What else?
That’s right. They’re almost all boys. Usually when boys grow up we should call them men.
Now what about the person getting yelled at?
Yes, she’s not a boy.
So this is not fair, but it’s true: There are a lot of boys who grew up thinking they were better than girls.
People were mean and they were wrong in the old days. They thought only boys could be strong, and only girls should take care of other people. I know, that’s not at all like your friends! Now boys play with dolls, and girls are great at running and jumping and playing baseball.
Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard for people to let go of things they learned when they were little, even when those things…
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On May 19, 2015, I won the Democratic primary election for Bellefonte borough’s West Ward seat against a 32-year incumbent by almost a two-one majority. He won the write-in vote on the Republican ticket. So we are having a ” do-over” contest in the General election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
I have been very active all summer and fall campaigning for this seat. Talking to local businesses. Attending house parties (the big Open House Party is being held this coming Sunday at a local art studio), door knocking, and putting out yard signs all around town.
In addition to these direct contact events, I also attended a debate at the end of September held by the Centre County League of Women Voters. And answered their Voters’ Guide questionnaire that will be included in a county-wide voters guide that will be sent to the public about a week before the November 3rd election.
Then on October 11, I was interviewed by Jeremy Hartley, a reporter for the Centre Daily Times. We discussed how my campaign is going, my background and thoughts on major issues for the town, parking in Bellefonte, development of the downtown and waterfront areas of town, attracting residents and investors, affordable housing, and the budget and expanding the tax base. The video of this interview was taped by C-NET, our local cable television station. C-NET gave me permission to distribute this tape. So here it is for your viewing.
Take a few minutes to hear what I had to say and why I’m running for borough council. If you are local and want to learn more about me in a fun venue, come to Mary’s Open House on Sunday, October 25. And then come out and vote for me on November 3 if you live in Bellefonte’s 3rd Ward. Regardless of where you live, you can also volunteer/donate – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll fit you in!
Mary’s Pink Church
October 25, Sunday, 3:00-5:00
Meet the Candidates:
Joanne Tosti-Vasey, Bellefonte Borough
Michael Pipe, County Commissioner
Mark Higgins, County Commissioner
Amanda McCartney, Register of Wills
Coffee & cake & tea & cookies
RSVP not needed. Come one, Come all!
LOCATION: Unionville, Centre County, PA
Old 220 and Rattlesnake Pike
GPS: 180 Union St., Julian, PA 16844
Park behind church, near Community Center.
Cross foot bridge. Enter at red door.
For more info about Mary’s Pink Church, go to http://maryspinkchurch.com
If you’d like to let me know you are coming, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/883094305122567/
A new twist on social impact and giving your time and services to others — take a cruise and volunteer your time and skills in a developing country.
Would you take a cruise to help people in need? Industry giant Carnival Corp. is betting on it.
The parent company of Carnival, Princess and Holland America today announced plans for a new cruise brand to debut in 2016 that will offer week-long “social impact” vacations to developing countries such as the Dominican Republic.
To be called fathom, the line will launch with a single ship, the 710-passenger Adonia. The vessel currently sails for Carnival’s UK-base P&O Cruises brand.
“fathom will cater to an under-served market of consumers who want to have a positive impact on people’s lives, and aren’t always sure where to begin,” Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald says in a statement accompanying the announcement. “We believe travel is a meaningful way to…
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