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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:14 PM

Crazy: GOP Senator Will Teach Brooklyn Women to "Walk Like a Model," Use the Stairs "Elegantly"

Crazy: GOP Senator Will Teach Brooklyn Women to "Walk Like a Model," Use the Stairs "Elegantly"


Women of Brooklyn, New York, State Senator Marty Golden (R) wants to turn you into proper ladies fit for employment.

As part of a summer series on career development directed at his female constituents, Golden is hosting a taxpayer-funded event called “Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence”on July 24. Golden promises to teach Bay Ridge women “the art of feminine presence,” which includes tips on how to “sit, stand and walk like a model” and “walk up and down a stair elegantly”:



Golden defended the workshop as simply a way to help women get jobs in a tough market. Countering this justification, State Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) told City & State:


“Rather than passing legislation such as the Fair Pay Act to assist women in the workplace, the Senate Republicans appear to be offering career advice on posture and how to act feminine,” said Krueger, who hosted the Senate Democrats’ forum on issues affecting women in the workplace in May. “Perhaps this would be appropriate on Mad Men, but not in New York in the 21st century

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Update: Golden's website has deleted the above quotes from the event page

more: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/1018823/crazy%3A_gop_senator_will_teach_brooklyn_women_to_%22walk_like_a_model%2C%22_use_the_stairs_%22elegantly%22/

Good news is it's been canceled:

Brooklyn State Senator Cancels ‘Walk Like a Model’ Seminar for Sloppy Broads

Republican Marty Golden, the only Brooklyn state senator to vote against marriage equality, has some thoughts on gender norms, too. In a planned event called "Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence," Golden, with the help of a "certified protocol consultant," promised to help misguided dames find a job by refining their god-given potential: The flier teased lessons in how to "sit, stand and walk like a model" and "walk up and down a stair elegantly," as well as tips on "handshakes and introductions." In response, State Senator Liz Krueger quipped to City & State, "Perhaps this would be appropriate on Mad Men, but not in New York in the 21st century." And following an incredulous online uproar today, the finishing class has been nixed.

more: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/07/marty-golden-brooklyn-state-senator-cancels-lady-seminar.html

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Reply Crazy: GOP Senator Will Teach Brooklyn Women to "Walk Like a Model," Use the Stairs "Elegantly" (Original post)
maddezmom Jul 2012 OP
getting old in mke Jul 2012 #1
sinkingfeeling Jul 2012 #2
enlightenment Jul 2012 #3
FloridaJudy Jul 2012 #4
maddezmom Jul 2012 #5
BanzaiBonnie Jul 2012 #6
longship Jul 2012 #7
Starry Messenger Jul 2012 #8
freeplessinseattle Jul 2012 #9
kdmorris Jul 2012 #10
maddezmom Jul 2012 #11

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:22 PM

1. "Certified Protocol Consultant"

Huh?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:32 PM

2. How nice he's running a finishing school for young women. Didn't they go

out of style in like 1940?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:40 PM

3. My parents put me through 'deportment' classes

in the late 1960s. (Twice, because I wasn't thrilled with it . . .)

A strange experience, but it didn't cause any lasting damage. What is useful I remember (posture), what isn't, I don't (curtsey - since I doubt I'll be meeting the Queen . . .)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:50 PM

4. Because being able to walk up and down a stair elegantly

Is vital for working in a operating room or at IBM. Or for asking "would you like fries with that?" for that matter.

Is he helping women to apply for jobs as geishas? Sorry, Senator. Those have been outsourced.

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Response to FloridaJudy (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 06:05 PM

5. I just hope this asshat has no daughters

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 06:18 PM

6. I keep thinking this must be from The Onion too.

But It's not.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 06:59 PM

7. Using Stairs Elegantly by Lisabeth Salander

When a man who hates women confronts you at the top of the stairs, first mace him in the face. Then while he's rubbing his eyes, kick him in the nuts. While he's doubled over, kick him in the face. Finally, push him down the stairs.

No mess, no fuss.

Alternative method, use a stun gun in the crotch and kick him down the stairs.

Now, that's elegance.


Homage to Stieg Larsson and his wonderful Millennium Trilogy which features the fictional Lisabeth Salander, a true feminist heroine.

Highly recommended books or, if you must view movies, the Swedish language version. Salander is one pissed off woman.

More guys should read these novels.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 08:55 PM

8. I'm so glad people saved everything.

It's like something from Mad Men! I'm kind of sad he cancelled it, it would have been a cool project for Occupy or an offshoot group to culture jam.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 03:10 AM

9. OMFG nt

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 05:28 PM

10. Unless you are TRYING to find a job as a model

walking like one isn't going to help you get a job. Seriously, this is some offensive crap.

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 06:52 PM

11. no fooling

I'll admit to watching America's Next Top Model and I remember this clip from the time. Now tell me this is going to get anyone a job and if it does I'd probably not want it.

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