Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond

Not Meant The Way You Might Think

The following link is not meant as an indication of my political preferences. It has nothing to do with them. It has everything to do with my sense of self worth as a woman, as a long-time feminist. I want to be judged for the content of my character, not for the lack of a Y chromosome in my body. I want my writing to be judged for its own merits by a reader.

This is an essay by a Janis L. Karpinski, a retired Army General. Do not think too closely about whether or not the McCain/Palin ticket won the election. Instead read what she says, as a woman who spent her entire career in a male career field, about how Palin was presented to us, about how Clinton was presented to us. I come from the old school of feminism. She does as well, apparently.

She also makes some very clear and eloquent statements about military leadership. I spent many years as a military wife, steeped in a culture I had never been exposed to. And not by my choice, as I'm a pacifist at heart.

I'm posting this for anyone who wants to read it, not to start a dialog about it.

Frog Out
Tags: me, women

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