Good morning Puma Nation, today is a new day!
And the news is not good. That’s why we need volunteers.
This story from Canada is horrible and disturbing. (h/t to TT) Three volunteers are needed to organize a response to this story. The first step is to decide HOW to respond. Contact the local prosecutor’s office to demand the crime be treated as a hate crime? Phone calls to the local media? Next will be putting those plans into action with PROWLS and updates.
Join the Impact rallies are happening all across the counry today to protest Proposition Hate in California. Find your state here and Join the Impact. (h/t to MKfromLA). Post pictures of the event you attend in comments. I’ll be in Boston at City Hall today at 1:30pm, JOIN me and several other Boston area Pumas!
NOW is voicing meek and mild objection to the lack of visible women in obama’s new administration. Some news outlets are beginning to pick up on the story. Help give this story legs AND beat back the misogyny on the web by commenting HERE and encouraging readers to join Puma PAC by dropping our web address, www.pumapac.org, in your comment. (h/t to notyoursweetie)
Here’s a glimpse at some of the more typical comments:
“Talk about the silly season. I really can’t stand it when ‘womens groups’ blahter about uterine quotas… from someone that has continually demonstrated the ability to hire on the basis of quality… Not whether you are black, white, male or female.
The man has made 4 official announcements… Rahm, David and David and Valerie. That’s it. So, lets get the best person for the job.. period. I don’t care if they are women or not. And.. I have girl parts. So get over it! Let the man do the job we elected him to do.. and either help get it done, or get out of the way!” from yorkieleftie
“We only have to consider Sarah Palin to realize that qualifications are more important than sex. Let’s not made the same mistake McCain made.” from 3primecubed
and another from the lovely 3primecubed:
“Women’s groups do NOT speak for ALL women. Women make up the largest subgroup of American voters. If women cared about this issue, they would be organized and vote together as a block. They are NOT organized and do NOT vote together. This proves that most women are happy with their lot in life. As a result, women deserve what they get. Women are extremly diverse. The idea that one woman or a women’s group represents other woman is a myth. I refuse to think that a few militant women represent the rest of us.” (oh lord)
And, Keith Olbermann is at it again, this time fantaisizing about Sarah Palin being stabbed to death and cut up into little pieces. Puma PAC is organizing a Fire Keith Olbermann movement for his blatant and ceaseless misogyny. Chris CRACKLE Matthews may be a sexist pig, but KO is a misogynistic freak of scary proportions. We need VOLUNTEERS. At least 5, but 10 would be better, to work on 3 teams: Research, Action, and Outreach. PLEASE let us know in comments that you can volunteer for one of these teams. This will be a sustained effort, so the more hands we have the more likely we will be to succeed.
Come on Pumas. it’s time to put down the depodency, despair, and depression and GET TO WORK! We’ll never get anywhere by hiding and mourning. Let’s have 20 volunteers to help with one or more of the 4 issues above by 11:00am eastern time!