I received this in email a moment ago. I’m sharing it because Harriet wants everyone to know what is going on at TNA, as do I. And please don’t think this is about me. I couldn’t care less what TNA or any individual there thinks about me. This is about YOU — what power-hungry people say behind your backs about you; how dismissive elitists are toward people who don’t have as much money or the right sort of education or profession or accent.
If you’re too refined to care about Betty Jean Kling, too Upper West Side to stand beside Harriet Christian, and too polite for Puma, then what the HELL are you good for Amy?
Amy Siskind, why don’t you take a long walk off a short pier.
On Friday, December 19th, two colleagues and I resigned as Founding members of The New Agenda. Due to a conflict of interest we professionally and politely tendered our resignation. Here is an excerpt from that letter:
This decision did not come easily and we wish you the best in all your efforts. It just doesn’t work for us to be told that we can’t speak with certain people. We would not work against the New Agenda but we have been a part of Puma from the beginning and need to feel free to support them as well. Also, quite frankly, deep down the narrative about BettyJean being dangerous or a stalker just didn’t feel right to be a part of. This whole situation started as a criticism to the New Agenda’s softening to the Favreau situation and snowballed out of control. The irony is that BJ was ultimately right – allowing a “boys will be boys” attitude to persist leaves the door open for worse behavior – but that’s a separate issue.
Since that time, it has come to my attention that Amy Siskind has told the remaining Founders that SHE does not want Blue Collar Women or PUMA “Screamers” in HER organization. I felt compelled to let members of the New Agenda know what the underlying agenda is – looking out for wealthy women and looking down on the rest of us.