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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Only In New York...

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I debated whether to post about this story at all because of the wonderful young female candidates who are positive role models for girls and are much more deserving of our time and attention. Then I thought that that was a good reason to post about them, but a bad reason not to post about Mindy Meyer the self-proclaimed "Orthodox Jewish Diva" candidate for State Senate.

While there is nothing wrong with liking pink or trying to bring a sorely needed fresh face to the New York State Senate, Meyer's ignorance combined with arrogance makes every part of my Jewish/female/young/politico body cringe. Her website banner boasts (in sparkly diamond print) "I'm Senator and I know it" and also blares the LMFAO song that inspired the slogan. Meyer says,"My campaign manager just spoke to Kim Kardashian's publicist because she's a diva and everything, so they're getting back to me because we're trying to get her endorsement because, you know, she, whatever, my website is literally like her." She also told GoodDay New York that she was "unfamiliar" with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Seriously Mindy? This is why we can't have nice things!! That and the rule of the patriarchy.


  1. You always have to expose "one of your own" as less than reputable, because, if you don't, your enemies will use it to as an albatross around your own neck. Unfortunately in this world, our enemies aren't always the other party - sometimes they're our "friends", as well.

    Currently embroiled in a U.S. Congressional contest with a man against a woman for the Dem primary. Common sense says that I SHOULD be for the woman. However, said woman is entirely crazy, does not have the sophistication to run, let alone be a Congressional Rep, and the amount of (excuse the word) bullshit that I've been through since last Friday, just because we got the local paper's endorsement would be hysterical and completely unbelievable in the plot of the new Will Ferrell movie, if it weren't sadly true. The party will suffer if we don't win on Tuesday - Democrats in the area will look like a joke. It was a tough race already, but... add all of this into it, and it's just... yeah.

    I think there should be manadatory MRIs for campaign staff. I mean, neuroscientists should study our brains, but I've just completely left my point way beyond.

    Point is: we owe it to our party and our gender to call out the women that should not be running, while also doing everything we can to elevate the women that should. That's why I have issue with certain female organizations that give money only to female candidates - sometimes, the woman in the race is batshit crazy and the man actually understands the fight. In that end, we, as women, lose as well, both in giving money to a woman who is later identified as a "joke" of a candidate like my situation and above, and then, because in not giving money to the legitimate candidate, we ultimately lose the battle ground to people that don't care about our issues. And also - we look ridiculous when we don't admit the obvious: sometimes certain people are batshit crazy and shouldn't be in politics.

    But, if you still worry about posting the worst? Post some of the best women candidates and why they deserve more recognition? :o)

  2. Very true points! And yes, I fully intend to highlight some amazing women running for office moving forward.