Oh, when will they learn? Ed Rendell, the Governor of Pennsylvania, was caught on an open mike talking about how Janet Napolitano was a good pick to head the Department of Homeland Security because:
"Rendell: Janet's perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it"
Gosh, let's just briefly touch on how I don't recall any of the MEN who were in that position or other positions in that level of government being scrutinized for whether or not they had families.
And let's get on to what completely and totally pisses me off about that statement.
I have been over the past ten years or so, mostly in the last six, subjected to the same prejudice. I should work on more holidays because I "don't have a family". I have been told, in the past, to my face that people who have young children should not have to work on holidays, that the single and childless people should work.
Yes, I do. Just because I do not have a husband or young children does not mean I don't have a family.
I have a significant other (to use a term, since Jason doesn't care for boy-toy). I have a child, grown, but still my child. I have brothers, I have nieces and nephews. I have an aging mother who I would like to spend as much time as possible with.
I have a freaking family.
And I'm sure Ms. Napolitano has a family also.
Ed Rendell is an ass and I hope his family doesn't include young women who he clearly believes should not have a choice to excel in a career and have children.
Loki sez: Don't worry Thor, we're part of the family, no matter what some people say.