The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Words That Aptly Describe Those Who Hate Their Own Supporters: "Bankrupt, Borders, Feminist"
My very first reaction was "OMG! NO wonder the bookstore chain is now out of business!!" And it was not lost on me that, the only Borders I have visited in these past few years is being replaced by a Joseph Beth Booksellers. I sincerely hope it will be a carbon copy of the Joe Beth I frequent. Cuz, ya see.... I feel welcomed there. Even if I am running in at the last minute with a "quick question" about a birthday gift I need. Or if I have my little niece in tow, and she wants to "play" in some sales clerk's hallowed "section."
Let me be blunt. If this article, in any way, represents the attitude of most Borders Books employees... well, the chain deserves to be bankrupt. And the clerks jobless. I seriously hope that some of them will get off their whiny asses, and be hired on by Joseph-Beth. Where they can get a lesson in customer service.
One more thing. And I'll continue to be frank. Take one look at the smartass "oh yeah" responses at Jezebel and you will know that our economy has little hope of any kind of marketing recovery if these kiddos are the ones in charge.
Which brings me back to my original statement about the article being on a "liberal, feminist" blog. In 2008 I got the same kinda "Borders attitude" from those gals. You know, the "look down my nose at the older lady with the kid. Even if she did fight for my Title IX scholarship, and my right to reproductive freedom" attitude.
Bah! I can shop elsewhere, thank you.
PS. I take back what I said about the Jezebel responders. Some of the later responses are quite intelligent. And sensitive.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.