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Celebrities Sell the Equal Rights Amendment with Lies, and with No Firm Reason for Passage

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Screen cap from YouTube of Congressional testimony, (The Teapartiest)

If this Amendment to the Constitution is so vital why is there no sound reason given, and why the dramatics to push it?

I come here not as a constitutional lawyer,” said actress Patricia Arquette last week, in a statement that surprised exactly no one. She was testifying before a Congressional hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment, and as if she intended to prove her words accurate, Arquette went on to make a profoundly ignorant statement about the Constitution.

 

Women have waited 232 years to be enshrined as full and equal citizens,” she continued. Imagine how many females in this country had to be surprised to learn they are not, in fact, actual citizens of the United States. But Ms. Arquette next proceeded to display every reason why she should not be a spokesperson for this new drive to reinstitute the ERA. “Because in 1787, women were left out of the Constitution intentionally.”

(sigh)

Now, in one fashion, the activist thespian is somewhat accurate in her statement, but not in the manner she thinks. While it is true that women are not mentioned in the Constitution, and it was intentional, it was not due to a nefarious design by the framers. There is a detail that will come as a surprise to Arquette, and the other females and politicians in the country, leaning on this factoid.

The truth they miss, or avoid, is that the words “men” and “man” also do not appear on our crucial document. It was written for “people”, and “all persons”, and there is no gender affirmed. Turns out the framers actually were not a gaggle of misogynistic white oppressors, as implied by the likes of Arquette, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, who mangle the history.

Yes, I do need to explain this means that women were in fact included in our founding policies and rights, and therefore the claims of women having diminished citizenry are hyperbolic nonsense. But for some reason there is a renewed push to have the ERA brought back to life. It is telling that the people behind this effort consider themselves “Progressives”, as they attempt to resurrect an expired piece of legislation from nearly 50 years ago.

The ERA sprang out of the activist ’60s, and was drawn up and voted upon in the early ’70s. It successfully passed Congress, but in a needed civics lesson for many on the left, that was only half of the battle to alter our Constitution. The individual states had to vote on ratifying the new addition, and on that respect it failed. The ERA was passed by Congress in 1972 and sent to the states. The seven-year process for completion was extended to ten years by Congress, and still it failed to achieve the required threshold. By the time the deadline arrived in June of 1982, only 35 of the required 38 states.

Every few years it seems a renewed effort crops up to attempt to get things moving on the expired amendment process. The recent #MeToo movement appears to be the most recent impetus. And as such celebrities, such as Ms. Arquette, are cropping up to make asinine claims.

Actress Dana Delany declared that as of now women are not equal. Alyssa Milano commented after the hearings in a video, and in her affected prolix she even alludes to the central theme of the Constitution, which rendered all of her claims invalid. “I don’t have equal rights under the Constitution,” she claims, with abject ignorance. And then, as if to disprove herself, she manages to illustrate the idiocy of her own claim. “It is time for the constitution to reflect the powerful principles of its first three words: We the People’”. That is correct, Alyssa — “People”, of which you and your gender are included.

To illustrate the utter vacancy behind this push all one needs to do is ask what is accomplished with ERA’s passage? What is lacking for females in America that would be addressed in this amendment? I have been asking this frequently, and any answer I receive concerns a matter in already existing federal legislation.

Females cannot be singled out based on their sex, as a result of a law few acknowledge addresses this issue — the Civil Rights Act. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination or harassment based on sex. Okay, but what about the oft-trumpeted problem in the workplace, Gender pay equality? That long-debunked claim that women are paid less for equal work, were it real, is already illegal based on the Equal Pay Act, where all employees get paid the same for the same work, regardless of gender. Both of these laws predate the creation of ERA, The CRA passed in 1964, and the EPA passed in 1963.

Numerous other federal statutes protect women from unfair treatment. The Family Medical Leave Act allows for treating of newborns, and there is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to prevent firing or the denial of hiring based on a woman’s birthing progress. Title IX addresses equal access to educational and athletic opportunities on college campuses, and on financial matters there is the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and in regards to dwellings, there is the Fair Housing Act.

Most any other discriminations can be prevented, or deemed illegal, under the U.S. Code Title 42, Chapter 21, which covers discrimination based on gender, age, disability, race, and/or religion. This covers a wide array of areas, such as education, employment, business, federal services, and more. Chapter 21 serves as the basis of many of the civil rights legislation passed on the federal level, and gender protections are nearly always the first of the items listed as being covered.

Some are willing to say if ERA is such a harmless or redundant policy then what is the harm in passing it? This is pure deflection, because it does not address the desire to make a fundamental change to our founding document for something that is shown not to be needed. The fact that so many celebrities and politicians have to resort to lies and hysteria in order to sell this is all the reason to discount the effort entirely.

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“A Really Cheap Shot”: Crenshaw Roasts Omar’s Blame-America-First Venezuela Response and Tiresome WOC Card-Playing

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2). Screen grab via Fox News.

On Saturday, my Red State colleague Bonchie wrote about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN-5) response to VP Mike Pence’s and Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) criticisms of her attempts at blaming America for the crisis in Venezuela.

Omar, of course, boiled their remarks down to racism and sexism.

As I’ve written before, this is a common tactic she and her fellow freshman Democratic Congresswomen embarrassingly use when they’ve been called out and have nothing of substance to add to the debate.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) has also responded to Omar trying to pin Venezuela’s issues on American policy. During a segment on Fox News Friday night, Crenshaw said that “her opinion is not one that is based on facts or reality” and explained why:

I’ve been going to Venezuela for a long time. My family actually used to live in Caracas, and I’ve traveled there a number of times.

I’ve watched these policies ruin the country. It’s not U.S. policy. Notice how [Omar] didn’t give an example because she doesn’t have any.

But what’s actually happened is through price controls and nationalization of private industry, you’ve ruined an economy. We have a hundred years of examples to show for this. When you put in these kinds of socialist policies, it destroys a country. It happens over and over again. People starve. That is what’s happening right now. These failed ideas that keep bubbling up.

As to Omar blaming America and her use of the woman of color card, Crenshaw again pushed back:

It’s a real shame to see that we have members of Congress actually defending them, and always going back to ‘it’s the U.S.’s fault. It’s always ‘America’s fault.’ And ‘if you’re disagreeing with me, you’re disagreeing with me because of my identity.’ That’s basically what she said in that tweet and that’s really cheap, that’s a really cheap shot to take.

Watch the interview with Crenshaw below:

This is not Crenshaw’s first dance with the Woman of Color card. He responded last month to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY-14) playing the card in defense of Rep. Omar’s controversial 9/11 remarks by saying:

So what they do is they’ll use identity to try and silence anyone else from saying anything. You’re not allowed to say that because of who I am. Sorry, no, that’s not how things work in a democracy, especially amongst members of Congress.

In an interview with CBS News this past weekend, Crenshaw again stood by his criticism of Omar’s “some people did something” 9/11 comments.

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Hillary Clinton Should Run in 2020

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Hillary Clinton is back at it, claiming the 2016 election was “stolen” from her.

The irony of course being that Hillary Clinton once warned that questioning the electoral process was a grave threat to our democracy. The media dutifully followed and spent the better part of two weeks clutching their pearls over the idea that Trump might not respect the results of the 2016 election.

Since her defeat shortly after that tweet, Hillary has done her best to remain relevant by constantly not respecting the results of the 2016 election. Given that tickets to her latest speaking tour have collapsed to $2 per person, it’s not really going that well, but she’s still showing up and talking nonetheless.

Here’s her latest comments per The Daily Caller.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee spoke with her husband at “An Evening With The Clintons” event.

“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” she said, according to CNN.

Oddly enough, not once I have heard a major media figure claim that Clinton is endangering democracy with her claims. Funny how the standards change, right?

The renewed push to claim the election was stolen from her is largely driven by the release of the Mueller report. In reality, the report does nothing to support her deflections about her loss. No one in the Trump campaign (or any American period) colluded with the Russians. The DNC emails had no real affect on her campaign either, as her polling actually improved after that episode.

Here’s the thing though. If she really believes this, then she should run in 2020. If she lost in 2016 on a technicality caused by the Russians, then there’s no reason for her not to get a do-over. I for one fully support her jumping into the race. I’m sure Democrats would welcome her with open arms, right?

Of course, Hillary knows they wouldn’t accept her because deep down, the Democrats know the election was not stolen. She really was just that bad of a candidate.

There’s essentially no actual case to be made that blue collar workers in PA, MI, and WI turned against Hillary over Russians putting memes on Facebook or John Podesta’s ho-hum musings being reported. She lost because she took for granted a part of the country she felt was locked up. The fact that her policies would harm many of those people also played a major role.

Instead of admitting her flaws, she continues to flail around on the public stage and claim the election was stolen. It’s sad and comical, especially given the rash of Democrat politicians who continue to claim elections were stolen from them, namely Stacey Abrams.

But again, if Hillary really believes everything she’s saying, then she has a duty to run in 2020. Let’s get this started.

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WATCH: PA State Rep. Brian Sims Relentlessly Harasses an Elderly Pro-Life Lady on the Sidewalk

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I must say…this was insane.

Pennsylvania state representative Brian Sims recently thought he had a great idea: harass an elderly pro-life lady and document it.

#NotAGreatIdea

In an 8-minute video posted to Periscope, Brian walks up to the lady, who he excoriates as “an old white lady” (Say it ain’t so!), and just acts like a…well, it’s a word I can’t write here.

Perhaps you have some words you’d like to suggest.

Here are some of Brian’s:

“Today’s protester — now, she is an old white lady who is going to try to avoid showing you her face. But the same laws, luckily, that protect her from being out here also protect me from showing you who she is. And so my hope is that you’ll donate $100 for every extra hour that this woman is out here telling people what is right for their bodies.”

Brian quizzes the lady based on a complete misunderstanding of the pro-life position:

“How many children have you clothed today?”

This is a real numbskull move. People, of course, aren’t pro-life because they wish to avidly dress kids. They’re pro-life…’cause o’ life.

Otherwise, to speak Brian’s language, if he’s against the death penalty, how many murderers has he clothed today?

Was he walkin’ around with Underoos earlier that day, doin’ a solid for nekkid violent felons?

The dumbest thing one can do in a political debate is to not address the opposition’s actual cause.

Apropos, there’s a bumper sticker attempting to appeal to pro-death-penalty voters:

“Why do we kill people who kill people to teach people that killing people is wrong?”

The answer is: We don’t. Not to people in favor of the death penalty. Rather, we kill murderers to punish them for murdering.

Brian Sims wanted to punish a senior citizen for being pro-life, and he did just that.

How did this guy get elected, and how does Pennsylvania replace him with someone civil and respectful of the citizenry, not to mention his elders? Plus, he’s white — who needs those people?

Really, his behavior isn’t that shocking — he’s also the guy who did this.

Way to go, Democrats.

-Alex

 

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‘Rent a Child’ Programs in Central American Countries Make It Easier for Illegals To Remain in U.S.

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Migrants have quickly learned that their chances of gaining entry to the United States or remaining in the country once they’ve arrived are far better if they are traveling with a child.

Under current law, “the government cannot keep migrant families in holding facilities at the border for more than 72 hours. It must either transfer them to an immigration detention facility suitable for children or release them.”

Migrants are also well aware that, if accompanied by a child, they are less likely to “remain detained and they have a better shot at fending off deportation.”

Because the US currently lacks the facilities to accommodate the unprecedented number of illegals who are entering our country, border agents are forced to allow  “thousands of detained migrants go free each week.”  

The New York Times reports that “Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s three residential family centers — two in southern Texas and one in Pennsylvania — can accommodate 3,326 parents and children.

Accordingly, those who do not have children of their own try to “find” children.

Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo traveled to the southern border to broadcast her program,” Sunday Morning Futures.” She visited the El Paso border crossing which she said is the busiest one.

She reported:

What we saw was just stunning. Children put in incredibly difficult, terrible positions.

We got confirmation that there’s a renting of children program going on in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, where people are renting their kids, giving their kids to people so that they can cross the border, then sending the kids back.

Here’s what the mayor of El Paso told me.

(Relevant segment starts at 6:53 in video below.)

Bartiromo said, “The children are being put into very dangerous situations.”

Mayor Donald Margo responded:

And in some cases, they’re informing me that we may have – rental children – so to speak. That they’re not necessarily the actual families. That they’re bringing these children in.

So, there’s human trafficking. There are some real serious situations that Congress needs to address.

She turned to her guest, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and asked, “Is Congress going to address it?”

Jordan replied:

Unfortunately, I don’t think the Democrats are going to work with us to do what everyone in this country knows needs to be done. We need to build a border security wall and we need to change our asylum laws. We have said – and the President’s been clear on this – this is a crisis. Finally even some on the left are realizing it’s a crisis. The human trafficking problem, the gang problem, the drug problem, this is a crisis. But we have to do two fundamental things. Change the asylum law and build the border wall. Those two have to happen first and the Democrats just don’t want to go there, because, for them, it’s all about politics and it’s all about getting Trump.

“Because it’s just going to give him another victory. Unbelievable.” said Bartiromo.

Sadly, nothing will be done. The Democrats have focused solely on destroying Trump. They will have no accomplishments to show voters in 2020. Worse, by then (hopefully) every American will be aware of the Democrats’ attempted coup against the President. And they will be exposed for the hypocrites they are.

 

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Rashida Tlaib’s Father Says She Committed Election Fraud

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Yesterday, I posted on Tlaib defending terrorists who were launching hundreds of rockets into Israel. Today, I ran across another interesting story involving her.

Rashida Tlaib’s father claimed in 2010 that she lied on her election affadavit about where she lived in order to qualify for the office she was seeking. Why is something that happened in 2010 just now coming to light? Because the comments were in a Detroit News article that was effectively scrubbed from the internet.

In a March 11, 2010 newspaper article in The Detroit News, Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) father accused her of lying “big-time to get elected” by falsifying her address on an election affidavit.

The details center around a house that Tlaib’s father was part owner of.

He said his daughter misrepresented her residency when she signed an election affidavit in 2008 with the Wayne County Clerk claiming she was a citizen of Detroit.

According to that affidavit, Tlaib claimed she lived at 9123 Rathbone in Detroit. That house is owned in part by her father, Harbi Elabed, and he now says she did not live there and he was only recently made aware that she had claimed so.

“She lied,” Elabed said. “She lied big-time to get elected. I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way. It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”

There was apparently a lot of bad blood in the relationship and Tlaib claimed that her father was lying to get back at her. Who’s telling the truth? We’ll probably never know because Tlaib was never made to prove residency despite claims she could. I’d guess any statute of limitations on something like this is long gone and no one in Detroit would prosecute anyway.

Fudging residency to run for office is a favorite pass-time of politicians everywhere. You may recall that AOC faced similar questions that have yet to be resolved (among many others about her campaign finance). Perhaps it’s time for those that run for office to be made to prove this stuff? Seems like a small fail safe to implement given the importance of elections.

Nothing will happen here, but it’s worth exposing nonetheless. A Republican would be grilled on this so we’ll see whether the media finds it even worth mentioning (spoiler: they won’t).

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Bipartisan, Omnibus Infrastructure Plan-Part I

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Rep (R) Mike Kelly

As supposed conservatives, we once again appear to be ceding ground to the Democrats when it comes to Federal authorities and responsibilities. Our latest surrender is the “bipartisan” conversation on an “omnibus” infrastructure bill. Those two words in “scare quotes” are meant to do just that—scare you. And you well should be. It’s borderline axiomatic that when politicians start using words like “bipartisan” and “omnibus,” what we really should hear is “unaccountable,” “pork” and “corrupt to the point where the snouts are down in the taxpayer provided trough up to the shoulders.” You can see more of my general thoughts on public corruption here and here. For now, let’s focus on the issue before us.

On Breitbart News Saturday, hosted by Matt Boyle, the subject was that very issue, a massive, multi-trillion dollar infrastructure project. I had some fundamental concerns, beginning with—should the Federal government even being involved in this in the first place? More on that in another piece.

Boyle’s guest, Republican Congressman Mike Kelly explained his novel approach to funding this multi-trillion dollar infrastructure project, now in its initial discussion phase. Rep. Kelly’s approach would supposedly not increase debt, nor would it increase taxes. Hard to believe, right? Rep Kelly proposes selling current Federal debt to fund this multi-trillion dollar expenditure. On the surface, this sounds like a “win-win.” The Federal government sells off debt for cash. It uses said cash to fund a huge program of construction projects…all without increasing taxes. sounds great. Right?

Not so fast folks. Taxation actually can serve as a brake on the propensity of politicians to spend money. Having to explain to the folks who are paying the bills, just why they are spending this money, can sometimes, provide an incentive to politicians to at least try to be somewhat parsimonious (I would hope). Kelly’s idea removes all such constraints. Basically, what he proposes, is a huge trough of money that politicians can spread around to appease various constituencies—with no pain born by the taxpayer…and with no risk at the voting booth. This idea will be nothing more than another opportunity for politicos of all persuasions to “bring home the bacon.” This is akin to a family deeply in debt, using an unexpectedly large tax refund to go on a cruise instead of paying down some of that debt.

The above discussion presupposes that the Federal government should be involved in this business in the first place. Next up; Just why should Federal Government be involved in funding this boondoggle at all?

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Cory Booker on Dems’ 2020 Victory – Americans WANT to Pay More Taxes Because They’re ‘Patriotic’

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Do you love your country? If so, then you also don’t mind being poorer. So says Cory “Farticus” Booker (here).

During an appearance on Sunday’s State of the Union, the vegan senator — who seems to believe carnivorism’s days are numbered — explained the connection between patriotism and wanting to give Washington politicians bunches more of your cash:

“We live in a nation with far more patriotism than people are expressing. … [F]olks want the best for the country.”

Thusly, they won’t re-elect Donald Trump, despite a booming economy.

Host Jake Tapper asked Cory how he’d pitch a Democratic president to voters in light of the economic prosperity, to which he replied that there isn’t prosperity.

Let us pause for pandering:

“I’m the only presidential candidate that lives in a low-income inner-city neighborhood. Talk to folks, and they’ll tell you, ‘I have to work two jobs just to try to keep myself in housing. And by the way, that housing doesn’t reflect the dignity of my family.’ Americans are struggling. Their wages are too low, or decades low. For the last four decades, I don’t think they’ve budged that much.”



When Jake pointed out that there has been improvement — in wages and unemployment — which was absent “during the Obama years,” Cory gave the credit to Obama:

“I love that Trump is taking credit for a recovery that started under Obama.”

So which version of Cory is being genuine? Is there prosperity, or is there not?

Who nose. Pick a booker.

Is it just me, or does it seem like this recent batch of Democratic congresspeople was picked at random from people in line at a snow cone stand?

Moving on: Jake asked Cory why voters would wanna put a Democrat in the Oval Office, when all of the 2020 candidates — including him — are pushing for a tax increase.

The senator’s response:

“We live in a nation with far more patriotism than people are expressing. What I mean by that is folks want the best for their country. And they know that if your family doesn’t have a great public school for your kid, if your family does not have great access to healthcare, then we all are suffering as a result of that and often creating greater costs.”

Oookay.

A few thoughts:

  • Public schools stink, not because of a money issue. They stink because they’re not doing a good job of teaching academic subjects at an accelerated level.
  • Great healthcare wasn’t accomplished by Obama’s installed system.
  • If things done wrongly “often [creates] greater costs,” then Congress owes us to do rightly and give us back the difference. Not take more from us.

Cory let Jake know he’s a revolutionary:

“I’m going to run a campaign that speaks to all of America.”

No way! No one’s ever thought of that before! Amazing!

He also taught us this:

“We’re all hurting because we have not designed an economy that invests in each other.”

Ya mean like communism?

How’s this for an idea: Americans love their country because of its liberty. Part of freedom from an oppressive government is financial. One of the reasons people love America is because its citizens can thrive economically, aka keep most of the decent money they work for.

As long as the government funds things a giant portion of Americans oppose, and so long as it shows a staggering inability to exercise discretion in spending and produce quality products efficiently (here), how about we don’t throw more money at the problem? Because the problem, truthfully, is government.

How’s that for patriotism?

-Alex

 

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President Trump Stirs the Pot By Saying Mueller Should Not Testify Before Fat Jerry Nadler’s Committee

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Earlier today, Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline announced that special counsel Robert Mueller would testify before the House Judiciary Committee on May 15. (Note, there has been some walk back from this firm date, see below:)

This, as surely as night follows day, caught the attention of President Trump.

And it drew the predictable reaction

(It’s always amusing when people try to use something Trump has said in the past as evidence of something other than Trump said it in the past.)

This is how the New York Times sees it:

That puts the president at odds with the Democrats, and with his own attorney general, William P. Barr.

Actually, Barr’s comment doesn’t “put him a odds” with Trump. Barr never says Mueller will testify, only that he has no objections to it. That does not imply that he feels so strongly on the subject that he cares enough to fight about it.

Whether or not the House has the legal authority to subpoena a temp employee and have them testify on the deliberative process in a particular situation, such as the Mueller report, rather than as part of an impeachment hearing is far from settled. If the administration decided to litigate the issue, it would be some number of months, if not years, before the process played itself out and the House would always run the risk of damaging its authority if the Supreme Court decided that this was a political squabble and not a legal issue or that the House had overreached in demanding testimony on a deliberative and pre-decisional process.

In reality, if Mueller wants to testify on May 15, it is unlikely that anyone is going to care. Trump’s tweet seems like more of his trademark trolling designed to stir the pot and provoke a spittle-flinging rage. And it looks like it will work.

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OUTRAGE! Woman Breaks a World Running Record, Guinness Denies Her Because She Wasn’t Wearing a Dress

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Personally, I’ve always believed dress codes are dumb (Hence, I’m writing this in sweat pants, a T-shirt that’s too small, and shoes I never wear in public).

Surely Jessica Anderson feels the same.

The nurse and apparently avid runner participated in last week’s London Marathon, finishing with a record time of 3.08:22 — a half-minute faster than the previous world record.

That would be, the record for a woman wearing a nurse’s uniform.

But it didn’t count, and all of you Women’s Libbers should get ready to rage against the manchine.

Guinness World Records requires any nurse vying for a chance at glory to wear their idea of a nurse’s outfit: a blue or white dress, apron, and a traditional cap.

Is Guinness operating from somewhere within World War II?

In an interview with Runner’s World magazine, Jessica highlighted the fashion fatuousness:

“I’ve certainly never seen a male nurse wearing a dress to work.”

Though, Guinness’s Record is aimed at the fairer sex, lest men dominate just as here, here, here, and here.

Being a modern woman, Jessica ran in modern nursing attire: scrubs.

The other getup sounds more like a sexy Halloween costume.

Ooh la la…

But here’s reality:

Don’t feel too bad for Jessica — she was informed of the guidelines before the race:

Still, brace for outrage from social justice warriors. A dress code is so 1984, and the patriarchy’s just trying to keep chicks in chains.

As reported by Fox, Guinness is willing to do a bit of soul searching:

Guinness World Records said on Saturday that it would review the garment policy going forward.

“Inclusiveness and respect are values that Guinness World Records holds extremely dear and while we always need to ensure we can differentiate between categories, it is quite clear that this record title and associated guidelines is long overdue a review which we will conduct as a priority in the coming days,” the group said in a statement.

Jessica’s keen on the idea:

“I’m sure Guinness World Records don’t intend to cause offense, but it would be nice if they decided to revise their criteria instead of reinforcing old gender stereotypes.”

Either way, she raised more than $3,000 for healthcare provider Barts Charity.

Congratulations to Jessica. A word of advice to her: Next time, get your running gear here.

-Alex

 

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